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

Vice Chair:

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

Further information can be found here.


"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."