Entries by Dave

Discounted fares on flights within Europe and to the rest of the world

Corporate customers of some of Europe’s leading airlines can earn discounts on air fares booked between until the end of this year.  The Lufthansa Group has launched discounted fares valid for corporate customers who are signed up to the PartnerPlusBenefit Programme.  Every corporate customer signed up to the PartnerPlusBeneft Programme receives a 3% discount on […]

Lufthansa invests in first industrially-produced carbon-neutral, electricity-based kerosene

Lufthansa Group is a partner and pilot customer of the world’s first production plant for power-to-liquid aviation fuels. Until now, Lufthansa Group airlines have used biogenic sustainable aviation fuels: kerosene produced from agricultural waste or used cooking oils. But the world’s first industrial plant that produces CO2-neutral electricity-based kerosene was officially opened this week in […]

Traffic light system

From 4am Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list depend […]

Winners of zero emission flight aviation competition announced

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced the winners of the latest competition focused on making zero emission flights a reality. Winning projects include wireless charging for electric planes, swappable battery packs to keep flight turnover times to a minimum and state-of-the-art fuelling tanks to safely and efficiently refuel flights of the future. The fifteen successful […]

£5 drop-off charge introduced at Heathrow

Heathrow has announced the introduction of a ‘Terminal Drop-Off Charge’ across all terminal forecourts from 1s November. A Heathrow statement said: As travel slowly restarts, the charge, initially proposed last year, will prevent a car led recovery and reduce airport-related traffic whilst protecting jobs at Heathrow, which has suffered a £3bn loss due to the pandemic. […]

Seven of the best

Twenty five years ago, Frankie Dettori achieved the remarkable feat of riding seven out of seven winners at British Champions’ Day at Ascot Racecourse. Dettori’s achievement – winning aboard Wall Street, Diffident, Mark of Esteem, Decorated Hero, Fatefully, Lochangel and Fujiyama Crest – became known as The Magnificent Seven. And now, to help Ascot Racecourse […]

Business Travel News

Every week, we produce a short news clip highlighting some of the most important items of news in the business travel industry on our YouTube channel, Global Travel Management Matters. Here are the most recent clips, starting with the latest… Please subscribe to our YouTube channel Global Travel Management Matters here.

Emirates Pavilion ready to welcome visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020, Dubai’s must-see aviation attraction, is gearing up to open its doors to the public on 1 October. Located in the Opportunity District, and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Dome, the Emirates Pavilion offers a preview for the future of commercial aviation, reframing the role that science and technology will play in […]

British Airways protects Executive Club Tier status and launches Member benefits

British Airways is further protecting the Tier status of Executive Club Members.  From today, any tiered Executive Club Members with a Tier Point collection end date between January – March 2022 will receive another year of their current status. It means that no British Airways Executive Club Member renewing over this period, including Bronze, Silver […]

Five stories about mental health #ribbonfortravel

Every day during Mental Health in Travel Week, 20-24 September 2021, we’re sharing srories about how we take care of our mental health, and our colleagues’ and our clients’. Monday: “How are you?” “How are you?”  It’s the phrase we start every call with.  Whether it’s a phone call, a Zoom, Teams, Facetime.  Always the same.  […]