Entries by Dave

United demonstrates its commitment to cleanliness

This week, Global Travel Management took a close look at the work currently being undertaken by United Airlines, to combat the pandemic and to ensure all passengers and staff are kept as safe as possible from infection. Sales Director Paul Baker and Kelly Packington, Director of Operations, spent a day with the United team at […]

We are backing British Travel Month

Global Travel Management is supporting British Travel Month – a campaign designed to help employees in the UK travel sector. The travel industry is under pressure in the UK right now. Every week there are reports that travel suppliers are in financial difficulty and jobs are at risk. ABTA recently reported that up to 90,000 […]

Emirates launches integrated biometric path at Dubai International Airport

Emirates has launched an “integrated biometric path” at Dubai International Airport, a contactless airport experience, now open to Emirates passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path gives passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with fewer document checks and less queuing. Utilising […]

British Airways 747 flies to Surrey to become a movie set

A British Airways 747 has been flown to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey to start its new life as a television and movie set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, departed from Cardiff Airport today, 22 October, at 1.30pm as flight number BA1978E, landing at Dunsfold at 2.15pm. The aircraft will be preserved for use as a commercial […]

PinPoint: the Duty of Care, Traveller-tracking and Covid resource tool

Global Travel Management has released PinPoint, a new, online tool enabling clients to manage some of their crucial duty of care obligations to employees and to remain abreast of Covid-related travel restrictions and the UK government’s latest travel guidance across the world. PinPoint covers three main areas, each of which is critical for businesses planning […]

British Airways increases October schedule to more short and long haul destinations

British Airways is increasing the number of destinations it serves with a larger timetable of flights for its customers. From 1 October, long haul services begin to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Bahrain. Flights to winter sun favourite Grenada are scheduled to return on 14 October while flights to the Seychelles are scheduled to return on […]

How to calculate carbon offset costs for business travel

Do you need to work out the cost of offsetting your business travel? Do you know how to calculate carbon emissions on flights? Do you know how to go about paying for carbon credits? If so, this article may be of use to you. To offset your business travel carbon emissions there are five steps […]

Aviation industry collaborates on emission-reduction project, fello’fly

Airbus has signed agreements with two airline customers, and three Air Navigation Service Providers to demonstrate the operational feasibility of Airbus’ demonstrator project, fello’fly, for reducing aviation emissions. The airlines Frenchbee and SAS Scandinavian Airlines have joined Airbus, the UK’s NATS, DSNA of France and EURCONTROL to participate in the project. Inspired by biomimicry, fello’fly […]

Qatar Airways now has 100 aircraft equipped with high-speed broadband

Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of its 100th aircraft to feature high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity, enabling passengers to stay in touch with families, friends and colleagues while on board using the fastest broadband service available in the sky. Qatar Airways now offers the largest number of aircraft equipped with the most superior high-speed broadband on […]