Business Travel

Most organisations have requirements for corporate business travel of one sort or another, whether staff are making the occasional visit to a branch office or a supplier in the same country, or travelling overseas on a business trip or an international assignment – long-term, short-term, commuter or project-based. Read more

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For all these organisations, duty of care towards their business travellers is a key issue. Compliance with relevant laws and regulations is also high on the agenda. In today’s increasingly global business world, companies may not always be aware of the potential for non-compliance with, for example, immigration regulations, particularly where short business trips are concerned. This can pose risks for company and employee.

HR managers, global mobility managers, and those working in the business-travel departments of large multinational companies, as well as providers of professional relocation services, need to have up-to-date facts about the full spectrum of business-travel-related topics at their fingertips. These topics range from immigration, health and security (including official government travel advice and alerts), through accommodation suitable for business travellers (including hotels and serviced apartments), to transport (including air, rail and road).

Through practical advice and ‘how to’ guides, as well as articles, news, tools and other resources, this section covers all these topics, to help you support both your business travellers and international assignees and your business.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Immigration, Global Health and Wellness, and Serviced Apartments sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that support business travel, see our Directory .

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Latest Business Travel News

Coronavirus vaccines

Differing global vaccine programmes create challenges for employers with overseas staff

Towergate Health & Protection highlights the differing global vaccine programmes, the challenges this creates for employers with overseas staff, and how best to create confidence among employees.

Transport & Travel

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'Urgent' need to change workers 'isolation rules'

The English economy became free of most pandemic restrictions on Monday but business leaders warned that the government must do more if the recovery was to regain momentum after 16 months of lockdowns.
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Call to G7 to reopen global travel

The G7 heads are facing calls to restart air travel across the world to spur a global economic recovery.
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Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.

Health & Security

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145% spike in counselling needs as lockdown eases 

Employers may think that the easing of lockdown will result in an improvement in mental health, but figures released by Towergate Health & Protection suggest that employees may be in greater need of support than ever.
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Returning to work - Boyes Turner LLP

All businesses are different. How and where they want their people to work going forward post 19 July will differ too. Many managers may also have their own views leading to potential differences of opinion within businesses. Individual experiences over the last 18 months have also been different: some have suffered bereavements, isolation and loss, whilst others will want to return to the workplace some or all of the time.
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Vaccine rollout boosts UK services, manufacturing

Government plans to ease pandemic restrictions in the coming months has led to a sharp rebound in the fortunes of both the service sector and manufacturing in the UK.

Travel Advice

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Secret of a successful international assignment: transition care done well

Transition care done well is the secret of successful international assignment.
Discover what the best schools are doing to ensure children and their parents settle well and thrive in the new community.
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Serviced apartment visitors can now ‘Stay with Confidence’, as hygiene guarantee launched

The serviced apartment sector formalises cleaning and sanitisation standards to reassure both those buying accommodation and guests. What is the "Stay with Confidence" promise?
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Coronavirus threat bugs UK economic recovery

The service, construction and manufacturing sectors in the UK economy have all made unexpectedly healthy starts to 2020, but growth is now being threatened by the threat of the coronavirus to global trade.

Latest Business Travel News

Coronavirus vaccines

Differing global vaccine programmes create challenges for employers with overseas staff

Towergate Health & Protection highlights the differing global vaccine programmes, the challenges this creates for employers with overseas staff, and how best to create confidence among employees.

Transport & Travel

David-Sapsted-190721

'Urgent' need to change workers 'isolation rules'

The English economy became free of most pandemic restrictions on Monday but business leaders warned that the government must do more if the recovery was to regain momentum after 16 months of lockdowns.
David-Sapsted-090621

Call to G7 to reopen global travel

The G7 heads are facing calls to restart air travel across the world to spur a global economic recovery.
David-Sapsted-100521

Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.

Health & Security

Person holding phone

145% spike in counselling needs as lockdown eases 

Employers may think that the easing of lockdown will result in an improvement in mental health, but figures released by Towergate Health & Protection suggest that employees may be in greater need of support than ever.
Return-to-work-mask-and-keyboard

Returning to work - Boyes Turner LLP

All businesses are different. How and where they want their people to work going forward post 19 July will differ too. Many managers may also have their own views leading to potential differences of opinion within businesses. Individual experiences over the last 18 months have also been different: some have suffered bereavements, isolation and loss, whilst others will want to return to the workplace some or all of the time.
Peter Graham, Group Director of Visa & Immigration Services, Santa Fe Relocation, speaks to Fiona Murchie of Relocate Global

Peter Graham of Santa Fe Relocation speaks to Fiona Murchie

Peter Graham, Group Director of Visa and Immigration collected the award on his behalf and spoke to Fiona Murchie about the survey and its implications from an immigration perspective.

Travel Advice

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Secret of a successful international assignment: transition care done well

Transition care done well is the secret of successful international assignment.
Discover what the best schools are doing to ensure children and their parents settle well and thrive in the new community.
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Hong Kong remains costliest expat city

Hong Kong has retained its No 1 spot as the most expensive city for expats to live in, according to Mercer's 2020 Cost of Living survey.
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Serviced apartment visitors can now ‘Stay with Confidence’, as hygiene guarantee launched

The serviced apartment sector formalises cleaning and sanitisation standards to reassure both those buying accommodation and guests. What is the "Stay with Confidence" promise?
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