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June 2020

UK Opts Out Of EU Travel Data-Sharing Scheme

The UK has allegedly opted out of a new EU data-sharing scheme designed to reboot tourism across the continent, eliciting a fresh round of criticism from travel companies.

The scheme, called Re-open EU, sees member states share real-time information on border restrictions and available means of transport and tourism services, as well as public health and safety measures such as physical distancing or wearing of facemasks. According to the European Commission, the website and app where travellers can find the information have been developed to allow them to make “responsible and well-informed decisions on how to manage continuing risks related to coronavirus while planning their holidays and travels”.
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June 2020

Exclusive: Half Of Business Travel Jobs At Risk, Says BTA Boss

The boss of Britain’s corporate travel industry body has warned that one in every two jobs in the sector is at risk due to the government’s blanket quarantine plans for all incoming travellers, City A.M. can reveal.

Speaking at the Business Travel Association’s (BTA) annual conference, which was held virtually, Clive Wratten said: “Our government is not listening carefully enough to the grave challenges our sector is facing. They need to wake-up quickly”.







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June 2020

BTA Members Report Pent-Up Demand

“With every day that the Government keeps its 14-day quarantine in place, more and more travel industry jobs are being placed at risk. Ministers need to bear carefully in mind that business travel contributes £600m a day to the UK economy.

In his latest column for The Business Travel Magazine, Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association, says he's frustrated the quarantine on UK arrivals is holding back business travel recovery, especially with recent research showing there is pent-up demand. But, on the plus side, he is encouraged by recent talks with Number 10 and by airlines restarting flights.



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Members

Altour
ALTOUR 

With sales of $2.8 billion in 2017, ALTOUR is one of the largest travel management companies in the United States and one of the largest travel management companies globally.  


American Express
Amex GBT

Positioned at the intersection of commerce and travel, American Express Global Business Travel offers its customers a comprehensive network, service dependability, and deep insight to help move people and businesses forward. 
Applehouse Black
Applehouse Travel

Established in 2008 and headquartered in Mayfair, London, Applehouse Travel is a corporate travel company and part of the Southall Travel Group, which also consists of the Holiday Team and Southall Travel.

ATPI
ATPI

The ATPI Group is one of the world's leading and long established global travel management and events businesses. With a footprint of wholly owned offices and network partners in over 100 locations around the world.

Baxter Hoar
Baxter Hoare Travel

Baxter Hoare Travel is a UK-led TMC specialising in business travel management. Baxter Hoare Travel is dedicated to helping companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations.

BCD
BCD Travel

We partner with our clients to drive savings, simplify the complexities of business travel and keep travellers safe and productive.  We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,800 creative, committed and experienced people.

Blue Cube
Blue Cube

Blue Cube is a fiercely independent travel company, established in 2003,  the 3 owner / directors are involved in every aspect of the operation on a daily basis and together with the loyal staff it employs, has created a niche, service oriented and cost effective business.

Capita
Capita Travel and Events 

By putting meetings at the heart of travel, we encourage smarter planning choices that drive down costs and improve traveller well-being, without compromising on value.    

               
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Clyde Travel 

Business travel is hardly ever only about booking a flight ticket. In a world of ever increasing costs but also a renewed commitment towards the wellbeing of employees, buying business travel is a more complex affair that touches a wide array of business functions in each organisation.
Clarity
Clarity

With nearly 60 years of experience, Clarity combine business travel service excellence with award winning booking, mobile, tracking and intelligence technology through the Go2 product suite. 



CTM
Corporate Travel Management

Our reach is global, but our people are local. This means we can offer you worldwide solutions created and delivered on your doorstep; solutions that are tailored to meet the precise travel needs of your company, country and culture.



CT Business Travel
CT Business Travel

Established in 1988, for more than 32 years, CT Travel Group has been leading the way in business, leisure and group travel. CT Business Travel is an integral part of this award-winning and independently owned group, and provides a high-touch and personable global business travel management solution to each and every one of its clients.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
CWT

CWT is a business-to-business-for-employees  travel management platform on which companies and governments rely to keep their people connected. 
Diversity
Diversity Travel

We are an award-winning specialist Travel Management Company providing a unique and comprehensive travel service to charity, academic and not-for-profit organisations globally.
EFR
EFR Travel

The EFR Travel group prides itself on service and providing the client with the Ultimate TMC Experience. From start to finish on a booking the journey becomes seamless with our clients' needs being well catered for.
Egencia
Egencia

Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering innovative business travel technology and expert local service to clients in more than 65 countries around the world. 

Eton Travel
Eton Travel

Eton Travel offers a different approach for those SME sized corporate clients requiring a pan-European focused travel procurement service.


Fello
Fello

Fello is a premium quality, ruthlessly efficient Travel Management Company who puts the business traveller at the heart of everything we do.

Flight Centre
Flight Centre Travel Group

Flight Centre Travel Group offers a network of over 40 offices and implant/outplant locations in the UK, with the head office located in New Malden, Surrey.
Focus Travel Partnership
Focus Travel Partnership

Focus Travel Partnership is the leading business travel consortium for the independent TMC (Travel Management Company) sector.

Good Travel Management
Good Travel Management

Here at Good Travel Management we have been providing corporate travel services for over 120 years and take the stress associated with booking, managing and undertaking business travel so our customers can focus on the more important things.
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Gray Dawes Group

Gray Dawes Group was established as a travel agency back in 1927 and our founding goals of providing a quality, highly efficient and cost-effective range of travel services remain fundamental today. 

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Inntel

For over 30 years we've been selecting venues, managing events, sourcing travel and accommodation, exceeding the expectations of hundreds of companies along the way.


Key Travel
Key Travel

Our commitment to innovation has helped our clients overcome the complexities of their unique travel requirements for over 38 years.


Munros
Munros Travel Group

Munro's Travel Group Agency established in 1903. One of Scotland's leading Business Travel Agencies. We also operate a Groups and Conference Division and Leisure Division giving our clients the complete travel package. 
Omega World Travel
Omega World Travel

Omega World Travel helps organisations of all sizes achieve their goals for cost management, cost reduction, process reengineering, corporate responsibility, and customer satisfaction.

Norad
Norad Travel Management

Thoroughly expert organisation dedicated to fulfilling its clients Travel Management and Meetings & Events requirements to exceptional standards. 

Reed Mackay
Reed and Mackay

Reed & Mackay combines the scale of international player with the agility to treat every clients as though they are the only one in our world. 

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STA Travel

With the latest technology, tracking and reporting, Business Travel by STA Travel promise to make sure every single corporate client is maximising their travel policy.
TAG
TAG

Established in 1988, TAG (formerly known as The Appointment Group) has grown to become one of the world's leading travel and event management companies.


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Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors is an independent, global network of friendly and professional travel experts with over 20 years of experience arranging concierge-style business travel for clients around the world.
Travel and Transport
Travel and Transport

Travel and Transport specialises in corporate travel management, group and meeting travel services. We are recognised for unparalleled service, integrity and travel industry knowledge. 

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Travel Leaders UK

Travel Leaders UK provides a business travel management and a Concierge Style Leisure service with teams of specialists  located across the UK as well as within our central London HQ.


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Traveleads

We have been making life easier for our customers for almost 50 years! Our enthusiasm and passion for what we do, and how we do it, is the reason some of the biggest names in business, and many of Britain's best-loved brands trust Traveleads. 
Wexas
Wexas Travel Management

Wexas Travel Management is a business travel agency combining high levels of service with real value for money. Our goal is to ensure that your company saves both time and money, and that your travellers are well looked after.

Wings
Wings Travel Management

Wings Travel Management specialises in Oil and Gas, Marine and Corporate travel. With wholly owned regional hubs in UK/Europe, North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, we are experts in helping our clients navigate challenging business travel.

 Industry Partners

Accor Hotels
Accor Hotels

We are far more than a worldwide leader.

We are 280,000 women and men placing people at the heart of what we do, and nurturing real passion for service and achievement beyond limits.

AirPlus
AirPlus International

AirPlus is a multi-award winning business travel payment specialist. When it comes to the payment and evaluation of business travel costs, we are the experts.



Amadeus
Amadeus

We build the critical solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, tour operators and other travel players to run their operations and improve the travel experience, billions of times a year, all over the world.
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Air Transat

Air Transat was voted World’s Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards, for two consecutive years. It carries some 5 million passengers annually to approximately 60 destinations in more than 25 countries.
American Airlines
American Airlines

American Airlines Group operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. 
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ANA

All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan and one of eleven airlines to have been awarded the 5-star rating from Skytrax. ANA was awarded 'Business Airline of the Year ' and 'Best CSR Programme' at Business Travel Awards 2018.
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast run trains to major towns and cities across the UK, serving 49 stations and connecting three countries on the West Coast Main Line. 

Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, operating three of the most recognized brands in the industry through Avis, Budget and Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network.
Barclaycard
Barclaycard

Since we opened our doors for business, much has changed. The world we live in has constantly evolved, fuelled by the possibilities of the digital age. And we at Barclaycard have evolved with it.

Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport, formerly Birmingham International Airport and before that, Elmdon Airport is an international airport located 5.5 nautical miles east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in Solihull, England.
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Bournemouth University

We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 3rd in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019.
British Airways
British Airways 

British Airways is one of the world's most prestigious and trusted airlines, offering excellent service, a wide range of products and an extensive route network to cater for the needs of our customers around the world.
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Carey International

With an exclusive global network spanning more than 1000 cities worldwide, Carey offers unrivaled safety, consistent service standards, and innovative travel technology for both travelers and arrangers.


Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific

From an award-winning service and modern fleet to state-of-the-art cabins and world-class entertainment, everything is designed with you in mind when you fly with Cathay Pacific. You’ll arrive ready for whatever adventures lie ahead, flying to over 70 destinations across Asia-Pacific.

Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels, one of the largest and most successful lodging companies in the world, provides travellers with high-quality lodging options in the mid-market and economy range, offering business travellers single access to a network of nearly 6000 hotels globally.

Collinson Group
Collinson

Collinson is a global customer benefits and loyalty company, delivering exceptional travel, assistance and insurance products that differentiate value propositions, and loyalty solutions that win deeper, more valuable customer relationships. 

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Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. 

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DiamondAir International 

DiamondAir International is the world's leading provider of luxury Meet & Assist services, with over 30 years' experience in the industry. Our expertise and exponential growth has allowed us to be a pioneer in service development and a leading exemplary operation on the ground. 
Diners Club
Diners Club International

Diners Club has a rich heritage of supporting both clients and TMCs in the corporate travel sector. Since launching the Lodge Account for the UK corporate travel industry 30 years ago, it continues to evolve and develop in line with clients' needs.  

Easyjet
easyJet

At easyJet we are all about making travel easy and affordable. That means we can help you to get more value from your travel spend. We fly to more primary airports delivering business travellers to their meetings quickly, along with having flexible products and a comfortable and efficient travel experience.
Eurostar
Eurostar

Two decades ago, we changed the way people travel from the UK to Paris and Brussels forever. Arrive before 9am, with no hidden costs, lengthy queues or transfers, travellers make the most of their journey on Eurostar.


Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways 

Etihad Airways the National Carrier of the UAE flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Together with our codeshare partners, our network offers access to hundreds of international destinations in just one booking. 
Evolvi
Evolvi Rail Systems

Evolvi Rail Systems is the UK market leader in the development and delivery of online rail booking and fulfilment functionality, along with associated policy, compliance and reporting options, to travel management companies and online booking tools.

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GHS - Global Hospitality Services

GHS is a professional hotel sales and marketing company launched by hotel sales experts to fulfil the growing need for personalised, innovative hotel sales support in the competitive global marketplace.


GSA
Global Secure Accreditation 

Global Secure Accreditation (GSA) has created the first truly independent standard for security in the global hotel industry. Research has overwhelmingly demonstrated security is now a major priority for leisure and business travellers and GSA helps hotels differentiate themselves and provide assurance to their guests and staff. 

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Great Western Rail

GWR run high-speed, commuter, regional and branch line trains throughout London, South Wales, the West of England and Devon and Cornwall. All our trains offer free WiFi and most now have at-seat charging too.


HotelREZ
HotelREZ

HotelREZ is a collection of hundreds of independent and unique hotels in over 30 countries worldwide, all bookable under the HO chain code on the GDS. 





IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group

At IHG, we're committed to delivering True Hospitality for everyone. We believe in making you feel welcome and valued, wherever you are in the world. 


International Rail
International Rail

International Rail is one of the leading agents and distributors of international rail tickets and passes. With more rail contracts globally than anyone else, we offer access to the very best fares and availability across most of the globe. 
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Japan Airlines 

Recognised as one of the most punctual major international airlines in the world, and certified as a 5-Star Skytrax airline, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service.   
Karhoo
Karhoo

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in London, Karhoo brings licensed fleets from around the world together with global travel operators to create smarter mobility solutions for travellers and citizens.

LNER
LNER

LNER services run between London Kings Cross and York, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and many more destinations. We offer free Wi-Fi to all passengers regardless of their booking channel. 

Lufthansa Group
Lufthansa

The Lufthansa Group is an aviation company with operations worldwide. In the financial year 2017, the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 35.6bn and employed an average of 128,856 staff. 
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, flying direct twice daily from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur onboard the new Airbus A350.  


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Mantic Point

We provide travel technology and software for itinerary management, document delivery, travel risk management, travel risk assessment and merchandising.


Marriott
Marriott International

Marriott International Inc is a leading lodging company with more than 3,700 properties in 74 countries and territories worldwide, we  put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity and serve our world.

Mastercard
Mastercard

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.
Melia
Melia Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies in the world and the largest hotel chain in Spain in both resort and city hotels. 


Native
Native

Established in 1997, we're an award winning provider of both short and long term apartments, operating across the UK. The properties we manage form a valuable and vibrant part of the local neighbourhood. 

Norwegian
Norwegian Airlines

Norwegian is one of the largest low-cost carriers in the world with around 11,000 dedicated colleagues. Our customers can choose from around 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America, the US and Canada.
Onyx
Onyx CenterSource

Onyx is the world leader in helping TMCs to reconcile and recover hotel commission. Hotel commission is the 3rd largest income source for most TMCs and without Onyx you risk losing between 30 and 50% of your income. 

Rail Delivery Group
Rail Delivery Group

The Rail Delivery Group brings together the companies that run Britain's railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.



SapConcur
SAP Concur

How your company spends money on travel, expenses, and invoices  matters, and not just to the bottom line. Sure, we'll help you save money. But we'll also help improve productivity, both in the office and on the road.


Sirius Executive Search
Sirius Executive Search

At Sirius we pride ourselves on being the UK’s only recruitment company, dedicated 100% to the business travel industry. This is our niche and area of expertise. We specialise in all levels of management positions to board level for business travel partners and members of the BTA.

South Western Railway
South Western Railway

Over the next 7 years, we'll be investing in our network, our people and the community to deliver high quality, safe and reliable services which meet the needs of customers and the communities we serve. 


The Montcalm
The Montcalm Luxury Hotels

The world of The Montcalm Luxury Hotels offers you opulent rooms fitted with lavish en-suite bathrooms, a range of pillow options, choice of exotic room aromas, excellent customer service and much more to make your stay truly blissful.

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Trainline Business

Our Trainline for Business products are tailored to businesses of all sizes.  We offer a range of business travel solutions covering UK and European rail including online booking tools for, agent tools for travel professionals, and a pan-European rail API to meet the rail content needs of TMCs.
Transpennine Express
TrainsPennine Express

TransPennine Express is an intercity rail provider with a vision to Take the North Further. We are proud to be a FirstGroup plc company which provides solutions for an increasingly congested world... keeping people moving and communities prospering.
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Traveldoo

Founded in 2000, Traveldoo solutions simplify travel booking and expense reporting, help optimise travel spend and expense management processes, improve risk and crisis management and make business travellers' and travel arrangers' lives easier. 
Travelport
Travelport

Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8.3 trillion global travel and tourism industry



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Travlaw

We pride ourselves on being one of the top travel law firms in the UK. We are a large, experienced team of highly professional yet approachable lawyers who are tried and tested specialists in advising the travel industry.

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Travilearn 

Developed in conjunction with Travilearn, the new BTA Diploma in Corporate Travel Management covers all the topics relevant for career success in the modern world of business travel.  


Tripbam
Tripbam

TRIPBAM provides corporations with a way to lower client hotels costs, improve compliance to a negotiated hotel program, improve hotel program performance, accurately measure hotel program ROI and increase hotel attachment rates.
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United Airlines

United Airlines® offers comprehensive access to the USA from four UK airports, and onward connections to over 280 destinations across the Americas.





Venue Directory
Venue Directory

venuedirectory.com is the industry leader providing the largest data centre of venue information to the UK MICE industry. Founded in 1993 and with over 60,000 venues worldwide, it offers the perfect solution for event planners to search, select and enquire with 200 criteria.

Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic took to the skies on 22 June 1984, with the simple ambition of providing the highest quality innovative service at excellent value for money for all classes of air traveller. Today, we are second largest long haul operator in the UK and use 38 aircraft to fly six million people a year to 33 destinations around the world.
Visa
Visa

Visa is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.
WEX Europe
WEX Europe

WEX is a leading provider of business to business payment solutions using the MasterCard and Visa network through virtual, physical and digital devices.


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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world's largest hotel franchising company and a leading provider of hotel management services, with over 9,000 hotels present in more than 80 countries on six continents.
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YourParkingSpace

Established in 2014 to revolutionise the way drivers park, YourParkingSpace is now the UK’s largest online parking platform, parking more cars each day than any other online provider. 

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