Webinars, Meetings & Podcasts

FRIDAY 2ND JULY  

BTA Border Force

We were joined by Scott Ghagan, Director of Industry Partnerships for UK Border Force. 

Scott has reflected on the past 18 months and how Border Force has operated throughout the pandemic. He gave an update on Border Readiness and looked at the importance of working with the travel industry. Finally he provided an overview of the improved processes being implemented and look ahead at how Border Force will operate in the future.  

Click on the link below to view the recording of the meeting

MEETING RECORDING 


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TUESDAY 29TH JUNE  

Business Travel Webinar

The Government hosted a webinar on Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 2pm, to help the Business Travel industry understand the new rules and support those who need to travel to Europe for business, assisting them to plan ahead, take action and travel smoothly.

Click on the link below to view the recording of the meeting

MEETING RECORDING 


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TUESDAY 22ND JUNE 

BTA Soapbox - Introduction to HotelRez

For this webinar we will be joined by Emma Stevenson, Director of Global Sales of HotelRez who will spotlight some key member hotels & locations and explain the key differences in dealing with independents and small hotel groups over the “big box brands”.

Click on the link below to view the recording of the meeting

MEETING RECORDING 


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TUESDAY 22ND JUNE 

BTA Social Media Masterclass

Social media is crucial for helping brands to connect with your customers, raise awareness of your brand, and boost sales or leads. However, in today’s ever-evolving climate, it can be challenging to stay on top of the latest trends and updates.

We are pleased that the BTAs very own PR team from Pembroke and Rye joined us to present a Social Media Masterclass.

This Masterclass has helped to provide a better understanding of social media, how to improve your brand awareness through compelling content, and how to measure your work.

Pembroke and Rye also presented case studies on industry best practice and on how to manage social media in crisis situations.

Click on the link below to view the recording of the meeting

MEETING RECORDING 

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WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY 

BTA Wellbeing Pow Wow

We were delighted to be joined for this webinar by three industry figures to discuss wellbeing in our personal lives as well as in the workplace. 

Our panellists Matt Holman of Simpila Healthy Solutions, Alice Linley-Munro of Oil Spill Response and George Bloxham of Healthy Performance offered advice, guidance and share their experiences to the many of us currently struggling with our mental health.

It's widely acknowledged that the pandemic has already had a catastrophic impact on the nation's mental health and over 50% of the workforce have expressed challenges with their own mental health, I'd hazard a guess that the figure is higher in travel.

Click on the links below to download the presentation or view the recording of the meeting

PRESENTATION

MEETING RECORDING 


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MONDAY 17TH MAY 

BTA Planet Plan Pow Wow

On Monday 17th May we were joined by James Whittingham - Carbon Manager at easyJet who gave an update on their sustainability programme.  

Click on the link below to view the presentation:

PRESENTATION

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MONDAY 19TH APRIL 

Trees4Travel Soap Box

On Monday 19th April we had a great pleasure to be joined by Nico Nicholas  from Trees4Travel. He gave us an update on Corporate Sustainability and Carbon Credits.

Click on the link below to view the presentation:

PRESENTATION

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MONDAY 29TH MARCH

DiamondAir Presentation

On Monday 25th March we had a great pleasure to be joined by Christina Lawford and Paul Simmons from DiamondAir. They gave us an update on Covid-19 testing designed around travel.

Click on the link below to view the presentation:

PRESENTATION

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THURSDAY 25TH MARCH

BTA Planet Plan

On Thursday 25th March we were very honoured to have Yutaka Ito, Senior Executive Vice President & Board Member ANA Holdings to update us on the progress ANA are making in driving to meet, not only the net carbon goals, but the commitment to work on the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals.

Also we we were joined by Martin Rich from Future-Fit presenting us their initiative and it has inspired you to get involved with the 3 breakeven goals identified for our first areas to tackle.

Click on the links below to view the presentations from ANA and Future-Fit:

ANA PRESENTATION

FUTURE-FIT PRESENTATION

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MONDAY 8TH MARCH

IATA Travel Pass

On Monday 8th March at 3pm we were joined by David Rutnam and Simon McNamara from IATA to talk about their new Travel Pass which is currently being worked on.

This will be a global and standardized solution to validate and authenticate all country regulations regarding COVID-19 passenger travel requirements. IATA Travel Pass will incorporate four open sourced and interoperable modules which can be combined for an end-to-end solution.

Click on the links below to download the presentation or view the recording of the meeting:

MEETING RECORDING 

PRESENTATION



THURSDAY 24TH FEBRUARY

Podcast - The BTA & EasyJet

In our latest episode our CEO, Clive Wratten is joined by James Marchant, Senior Business Development Manager in Europe and Thomas Busser, Senior Brand Manager at EasyJet.

James and Thomas discuss EasyJet's recovery plan along with how they interact with other areas of the business. They talk to Clive about their priorities including improving the content available to customers, and revised rules for passengers travelling with cabin bags on EasyJet.

Click on the link below to download the recording of the podcast:

PODCAST RECORDING 

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FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY

View from the Top - Hotels

On Friday 12th February we were joined by Sophie Hulgard SVP Sales Northern Europe at Accor for another View from the Top to discuss the COVID-19 business impact and the challenges facing the hotel sector and what they are doing to meet these. Maria Baty from Altour, the chair of the BTA’s Accommodation Strategy Group also took part in the webinar to represent the BTA and our TMC members & partners. Hear how Accor across all their brands are adapting their properties & services to operate during and after the pandemic. 

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FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY

Podcast - The BTA & Avis/Budget UK

Julie catches up with Paul Clark of Avis/Budget UK in our latest BTA Chatcast.

Click on the link below to download the recording of the podcast:

PODCAST RECORDING 

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THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY
Podcast - The BTA & Evolvi Rail System Limited

The BTA's Julie Cooper catches up with Melanie Glass of Evolvi Rail System Limited in our latest BTA Chatcast.

Click on the link below to download the recording of the podcast:

PODCAST RECORDING 

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WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

BTA - NDC/One Order

The restart and recovery of the business travel industry draws closer every day and as it does the BTA wants to ensure the industry is prepared and united in the direction we need to travel. On Wednesday 10th February we were joined by our partners from IATA, British Airways and Amadeus who shared their thoughts and their plan for travel retailing which we hope will form the basis of ongoing collaboration, discussion and action to create a mutually beneficial roadmap for recovery.

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FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY

View from the Top - Heathrow Airport

On Friday 5th February we were joined by Mark Burgess, Heathrow Airport's Process Improvement Director.  Mark gave an update on the airports testing facilities for both arriving and departing passengers and the steps the airport is taking to function as best it can during the pandemic. He also discussed the impact border closures will have to the airport and the wider aviation ecosystem.  


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THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

View from the Top - Rail

On Thursday 4th February at 3pm we were joined by rail industry leaders from LNER, Avanti, First Group and Evolvi to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the rail sector and to look at how the sector will look and operate in the future, working closely with TMCs.  This was an open forum looking at a range of subjects including passenger and staff safety, communication, E-ticketing and the digital experience, new season ticket offerings, classes of travel and the on-board experience.  We also looked at what plans they have to encourage business travellers back on board and what are they doing as an industry, not just as individual TOCs. 


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WEDNESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

View from the Top - Travel Associations

On Wednesday 3rd February at 4pm ITM Chief Executive Officer Scott Davies and GBTA Regional Vice President EMEA Catherine Logan joined Clive Wratten to discuss the COVID-19 business impact and the challenges facing our industry.  The webinar gave our members and partners an opportunity to hear from the leaders of the three associations as they share their views on the impact of the pandemic and the future landscape of the business travel industry. 


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THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY

BTA Planet Plan

The BTA held the first Planet Plan ‘meeting’ of the year on Thursday 28th January.

In this session Martin Rich of Future Fit talked about how we can all help our industry define our sustainable futures.  We were also joined by Carrie Harris, BA’s Head of Sustainability to give an update on the airlines sustainability plan and goals.  Finally Nico Nicholas from Trees4Travel, a new BTA partner talked about the partnership with the BTA and how members can benefit from using the scheme.

Click below to download to view the presentations:

 FUTURE FIT

 BRITISH AIRWAYS

TREES4TRAVEL

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WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
Podcast - The BTA & Flight Centre

Clive speaks to Chris Galanty - Global CEO of Flight Centre's business travel operations in our latest BTA Chatcast.

Click on the link below to download the recording of the podcast:

PODCAST RECORDING 

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MONDAY 18TH JANUARY

Radio Interview - BBC Three Counties Radio

Clive speaking to BBC Three Radio about the new coronavirus tests at Heathrow and the impact this going to have on the industry

Click below to download to view the recording of the webinar:

RADIO INTERVIEW RECORDING 

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WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY

Webinar - Corporate Travel Critical Thinkers

Click on the link below to download to view the recording of the webinar:

WEBINAR RECORDING 

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THURSDAY 7TH JANUARY
Podcast - The BTA & CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments

Welcome to the second BTA Podcast. In this episode BTA's Dave Clare discusses 'Extended Stay' with Jo Layton from CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments.

Click on the link below to download the recording of the podcast:

PODCAST RECORDING 

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TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER

Webinar - Brexit

The BTA hosted a  meeting to talk all things Brexit with our good friends from Travlaw.  The session looked at the changes members need to consider for their businesses ahead of the UK finally leaving the EU on January 1st.  After a short presentation the team from Travlaw answered questions from the attendees.

Click on the links below to download the presentation or view the recording of the webinar:

WEBINAR RECORDING 

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MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Webinar - PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

The BTA hosted a webinar and round table discussion looking at the upcoming changes to PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).   We were joined by Paul Rodgers, Chairman of Vendorcom and a panel member of the Payments System Regulator who gave an update on the current SCA implementation roadmap before some of our payment card partners joined him to answer the many questions posted by our audience.

Click on the links below to download the presentation or view the recording of the webinar:

WEBINAR RECORDING 

PRESENTATION

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DECEMBER 2ND DECEMBER
Podcast - The BTA & Sabre

In this podcast BTA joins Sabre to talk about the role of technology in post-pandemic recovery and the new approaches to travel retail and distribution. 

Click on the link below to download the recording of the podcast:

PODCAST RECORDING 

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FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
IBM Webinar - Digital Health Passport Round Table

BTA members and partners were joined by Anthony Day, Partner and Digital Health Pass Leader at IBM, who facilitated a round table discussion on how proactive testing and health passports can accelerate the return to travel.  Before taking questions from attendees he talked about IBM’s work with governments, airlines, airports, testing companies and large multinationals to design and deploy testing services and 'health passports'’.

Click on the links below to download the presentation or view the recording of the webinar:

WEBINAR RECORDING 

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WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
PwC Webinar - The Outlook for Business Travel

We were joined by David Trunkfield, partner and UK industry leader for the Travel and Leisure sector at  PwC.  David has over 20 years’ experience as a strategy consultant advising clients on growth and transformation, as well as value creation in deals. He gave a macro-economic outlook.  He also presented on the recovery of travel, focusing on business travel, looking at previous experiences, early indicators from other countries and corporate research on travel intentions moving forwards.

Click on the links below to download the presentation or view the recording of the webinar:

WEBINAR RECORDING 

PRESENTATION

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