Entries by Dave

Global Travel Taskforce sets out framework

A framework to chart the safe return of international travel has been set out today (9 April 2021) by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. A traffic light system, which will categorise countries based on risk alongside the restrictions required for travel, will be set up to protect the public and the vaccine rollout from international Covid-19 variants. Key […]

Covid testing resources

Almost all overseas business travel now requires the presentation of certification confirming a negative Covid-19 test. These tests are a government-mandated requirement prior to passing international borders – the absence of a test may mean boarding flights is denied. On this page, we have provided links to three lists of Covid test resources. A searchable […]

British Airways protects Tier status for Executive Club members

British Airways has announced it will be protecting the Tier status of Executive Club members for a further year. This means that any member renewing in 2021 will enjoy their status for another year, irrespective of how many Tier Points they earn. Eligible members will receive an additional 12 months on their Tier status expiry […]

We plant trees to offset carbon dioxide

Now more than ever, businesses are taking into consideration the relationship between travel and the environment.  Corporates want to ensure they are acting ethically and responsibly, but at the same time, commercial pressures mean travelling remains a crucial fact of business life. Catastrophe terminology like ‘climate crisis’, ‘#flightshame’, ‘climate emergency’ and ‘global threat’ are commonplace […]

British Airways offers discounted, portable rapid Covid-19 test kits

British Airways has announced customers can order discounted global antigen tests from Government-approved COVID-19 testing provider, Qured, at an exclusive price of £33. The convenient rapid test kits are can be ordered to any UK address. Customers can take the kits, which are designed to be portable, with them abroad, in preparation for their return […]

British Airways expands the use of VeriFLY, the digital travel health app

British Airways has announced it intends to increase its trial of the VeriFLY digital health app across all its international flights operating into the UK. The expansion, which comes in to effect from 15 February, is designed to help those eligible to travel to ‘navigate the changing entry requirements and facilitate a seamless journey’ by […]

United Airlines backs Archer Aviation

United Airlines has announced an agreement to work with air mobility company Archer to invest in emerging technologies that decarbonise air travel. Archer’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are designed to use electric motors and have the potential for future use as ‘air taxis’ in urban markets. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world with 100% of crew on board vaccinated

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of Covid-19. The airline’s vaccination initiative has consolidated Etihad’s position as an industry leader in its response to the pandemic and in keeping […]

British Airways increases investment in sustainable aviation

British Airways is to power future flights with sustainable aviation fuel produced from sustainably-sourced ethanol, as part of a new partnership with sustainable jet fuel company LanzaJet. The partnership will see British Airways invest in LanzaJet’s first commercial-scale Freedom Pines Fuels facility in Georgia, USA and acquire cleaner burning sustainable aviation fuel from the plant. […]

UK Government confirms mandatory hotel quarantine

From 15 February 2021 anyone travelling to the UK from a country on the UK’s travel ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved facility for ten days. The UK Government has announced the introduction of hotel-based quarantine. The notification states: From 15 February anyone travelling to the UK from a country on […]