Entries by Paul

IATA Accreditation – what does it mean?

Since Global Travel Management was founded twenty years ago, we have been proud to be an accredited member of IATA.  But what is IATA and what does GTM’s accreditation mean for our clients? IATA is the International Air Transport Association representing the world’s airline industry.  At the latest count, there are 274 airline members of […]

Important Chinese Visa Update.

Please note that with immediate effect the Chinese Embassy (in the UK) have implemented new rules for non-UK passport holders. Any non-UK passport holder now applying for a Chinese visa in the UK must also provide a residency card, or equivalent (depending upon their nationality), when submitting their application. For EU nationals the China Embassy will no […]

BA Releases Details Of New First Wing At Heathrow.

British Airways has today released the details of its new First Wing at Heathrow Airport which opens at the beginning of April. The location and design of the new First Wing means that Gold card holders will no longer have to make the circuitous route around T5 in order to access the lounge. The details […]

BA Introduces Club Europe On UK Domestic Flights.

British Airways are going to introduce Club Europe, their short haul business class product, to flights within the UK and are also replacing the current UK domestic service with their Euro Traveller brand as the economy cabin. This change aligns their cabins across their short haul network and enables travellers connecting to or from a […]

Ground transportation strike in Barcelona

Taxi drivers and metro workers threaten to go on strike in Barcelona between 27 February and 2 March   La Razon reported taxi drivers and metro workers from TMB, the main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, are threatening to go on strike during the next edition of the Mobile World Congress, […]

Gatwick Airport Terminal Moves.

Three of London Gatwick Airport’s biggest carriers will move terminals later this month (January 2017), with the transition staggered over a 72-hour period of reduced operations. EasyJet, which currently operates flights from both of Gatwick’s terminals, will move all its flights to the North Terminal from January 24. And from January 25 all British Airways […]

In this article we have taken a look back at some industry awards we have been involved in. Our HQ is in Surrey and has been since we launched the business, so we are always pleased to be recognised in the Toast of Surrey Awards, which, organised by the Surrey Advertiser, celebrated its eighth year […]

The Benefits of Booking via a Travel Management Company

  I am often asked “what are the benefits of using a Travel Management Company (TMC)?” by business owners.  It’s a good question, especially when many businesses believe that their employee’s business travel can easily and efficiently be managed by simply booking flights and hotels online.  But, in fact, TMCs provide several business benefits, most […]

BA / Unite Strike Update.

The Unite union which is representing British Airways’ Mixed Fleet cabin crew has now cancelled its threatened industrial action which was due to take place on Christmas Day & Boxing Day. As a result BA will be running its normal schedule. A great result for BA’s customers and the travelling public!