APPG on Business Travel
The BTA provides the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Business Travel, raising the profile of the sector within Parliament.
The group was initially formed to highlight the challenges faced by the business travel sector due to the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions hampering companies' plans to return to international business trips. Since then it has developed into a platform to raise the wider issues for the sector, and its support for regional growth, sustainability and international trade.
The group is made up of MPs from across the political spectrum with an interest in business travel and is chaired by Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon and former Transport Minister. We are delighted that our officers for 2022/23 are:
Stephen Hammond MP - Conservative MP for Wimbledon
Chris Green MP - Conservative MP for Bolton West & Atherton
Karen Bradley MP - Conservative MP for Staffordshire Moorlands
Baroness Foster - Conservative Member of the House of Lords
Lord Naseby - Conservative Member of the House of Lords
Gavin Newlands MP - Scottish National Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Virendra Sharma MP - Labour MP for Ealing, Southall
Henry Smith MP - Conservative MP for Crawley
Lord Snape - Labour Member of the House of Lords
Richard Thomson MP - Scottish National Party MP for Gordon
"What a wonderful collaboration with the wider BTA this morning! It was a great opportunity to learn from our peers and share ideas, thoughts and some of the challenges facing the travel sector in the post-pandemic world."