Entries by Dave

GTM gains real-time access to the latest Covid-19 travel restrictions

Global Travel Management has announced that it has integrated a global Covid-19 restriction tracker service for use by its travel consultants when clients need to know the latest pandemic information on any country in the world, in preparation for business trips. GTM is one of the first travel management companies in the world to integrate […]

West Indies mean business

Test cricket returns with the first post-pandemic series this month, when England host a three-match series against the West Indies. The Windies flew to the UK on 9 June, where they are scheduled to play three Tests within what’s being called a “bio-secure bubble”. West Indies captain, Jason Holder spoke about the flights from the […]

Good news

It may be difficult to find, but, if you look hard enough, there are still some items of good news in the business travel industry. So, every week, we curate some of the better “good news” stories. We can’t promise green shoots of economic recovery, but we can promise to highlight some of the better, […]

Government publishes England’s list of quarantine-free countries

The Government has, today, published the list of countries considered “safe”, from which travellers arriving in the UK from 10 July 2020 onwards will no longer be required to quarantine. The quarantine-free list includes Belgium, Greece and Spain, but excludes Portugal, the United States and Russia. The quarantine requirement was introduced by HM Government on […]

Etihad Airways launches digital Covid-19 risk assessment tool

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is partnering with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to launch a COVID-19 risk-assessment tool that will help passengers make informed decisions about travelling. The risk-assessment tool will guide Etihad’s passengers in evaluating the probability of having contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus by responding to a […]

Passengers can pre-book security slots at Manchester Airport, free of charge

Manchester Airport will trial offering free 15-minute pre-booked security slots as part of a new standard for safe air travel. The approach is designed to allow the airport to manage the volume of passengers coming through security more efficiently and help keep queues shorter. To improve the security experience and help restore confidence in travel […]

Norwegian to restart short-haul flights from London and Edinburgh

Norwegian has announced that, as a result of increased customer demand the airline will begin to operate flights between London Gatwick to Oslo, London Gatwick to Copenhagen, Edinburgh to Oslo and Edinburgh to Copenhagen from 1 July. London to Oslo will be operated seven times a week, London to Copenhagen six times a week, Edinburgh […]

Edinburgh Airport reveals measures, backed up by “let’s all flysafe” campaign

A new campaign and range of measures to help passengers and staff prepare for the return of travel has been announced by Edinburgh Airport. The “let’s all flysafe” campaign is part of the airport’s readiness programme as airlines begin to restart operations and will provide confidence and reassurance to those travelling through and working at […]

Face coverings required from Monday 15 June

Following the latest government advice, from Monday 15 June wearing face coverings when travelling by train or other public transport will be compulsory. Check for full details on what the government means by ‘face covering’ and everything else you need to know about the new rule, please click here. Social distancing means there is space […]