Entries by Dave

HRH The Prince of Wales sees how British Airways is investing in sustainability

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has toured British Airways’ engineering base in Cardiff, seeing first-hand the changes, large and small, which the airline is making as it works towards more sustainable flying. In front of more than 400 BA staff, His Royal Highness was shown the nose-to-tail focus on sustainability from the heavy-weight […]

Heathrow set for Zero Carbon

Heathrow has announced it has become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target “zero carbon” by the mid-2030s. Following investment of over £100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, Heathrow has reduced carbon emissions from airport […]

GTM overcomes Italian airline’s failure

The financing issues of airlines are causing some headaches for passengers wanting to fly between the UK and Italy. But, at Global Travel Management, we can offer a huge range of choice, so if one airline ceases operations, we can continue to find the best-value, most efficient alternatives. This week Air Italy announced that the […]

UK Aviation Commits to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Members of the UK Sustainable Aviation coalition have united behind a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. At an event with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP in Central London, aviation industry executives signed a pledge committing to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. This is based on a thorough review of […]

British Airways trials automated cocktail maker

British Airways is exclusively trialling an automated cocktail maker in its San Francisco and Newark lounges. Cocktails are dispensed in under 45 seconds, adding a new dimension to the food and drink available for customers. Available until March 2020, British Airways’ First and Club World customers travelling from San Francisco and Newark will be able to choose from a […]

PM confirms HS2 will go ahead alongside “revolution in local transport”

HS2 will go ahead alongside radical improvements to local transport networks all across the country, the PM confirmed today. In a statement to Parliament he set out that after careful consideration of the independent Oakervee review, the decision has been taken to proceed with HS2. Alongside this, the PM outlined his vision for “a revolution […]

#WATFORDWednesday

We like to celebrate businesses who, like Global Travel Management, have offices in Watford. So, every week, we promote businesses that are based – or have offices – in Watford. We simply choose one company each week and tweet a link to the Twitter account of that business, with the hashtag #WATFORDWednesday. In this way, […]

New Coronavirus travel restrictions announced

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published updated travel restriction information for passengers travelling to a number of international destination countries. The restrictions vary by destination country and, in some cases, by nationality. They include details of mandatory self-isolation, immediate quarantine, completion of Health Clearance Forms on-board flights, visas and e-visas being invalidated and […]

Airbus to stop production of the A380

Chief Executive Tom Enders has confirmed that Airbus will stop building the A380.  Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a […]