Entries by Dave

July sees improving passenger experience at Heathrow following cap on departing numbers

Heathrow has issued an update on passenger experiences through the airport during July 2022. Following the introduction of a daily passenger cap, the airport has produced a five bullet point statement, detailing the growth in passenger numbers and explaining the measures in place to produce further improvement in the passenger experience. The Heathrow statement reads […]

Statement on the future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority have issued the following statement regarding Doncaster Airport. Doncaster Sheffield Airport owners, The Peel Group has confirmed in a meeting with senior officers from both Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and Doncaster Chamber of Commerce – that they will look at all options […]

DVT-busting product released to GTM customers

Global Travel Management has teamed up with Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Paul Westerman to make the RBR Legflow available at a discounted price to GTM’s subscribers. The RBR legflow™ is a small medical device that sits on the floor under foot, incorporating two separate round domes with patented nodules®, each large enough to accommodate the user’s […]

GTM strengthens board

Global Travel Management has announced the appointment of its first Marketing Director.    Mark Wilson has joined the board to steer and oversee all marketing campaigns and external communications for the award-winning travel management company.    Speaking ahead of the appointment, Scott Pawley, GTM’s Managing Director said,   We have known Mark for a number of years and I am […]

Panorama episode “Airport Chaos: What’s Gone Wrong?”

Global Travel Management Managing Director Scott Pawley has written to the Producer’s of BBC’s Panorama in response to this week’s episode, Airport Chaos: What’s Gone Wrong? 19 July 2022 Airport Chaos: What’s Gone Wrong? Dear Panorama   This week’s edition of Panorama was an interesting, although sadly unbalanced report on the temporary issues facing the aviation […]

High-speed mobile internet to be made available to customers of all four mobile networks on London Underground

Access to high-speed mobile connectivity on the Tube has taken another major step forward, with Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 joining BAI Communications’ (BAI) network. Customers of all four mobile network operators – Three, EE, Vodafone and Virgin Media O2- will be able to access high-speed 4G and 5G-ready mobile connectivity across the Tube, including […]

Heathrow Airport sees 40 years’ worth of growth in four months

In a sign of the recovery of UK aviation, nearly 6 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in June, totalling 25 million passengers in the first six months of the year. The unprecedented growth in passenger numbers over the last four months matches what took place over the last 40 years. Heathrow re-started recruiting in November […]

Qatar Airways Unveils Platinum, Gold and Silver Lounges for Privilege Club Members and oneworld Partners

Qatar Airways has unveiled Platinum, Gold and Silver lounges at its award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), inviting Privilege Club loyalty members and oneworld alliance card holders to access the dedicated lounge corresponding to their frequent flyer tier status when transiting through Doha. The state-of-the-art lounge facilities, with stunning runway views, will provide a peaceful […]

IHG and Unilever join forces to end single-use bathroom miniatures

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced a global collaboration with consumer goods company Unilever to replace bathroom miniatures with bulk amenities in over 4,000 hotels. In 2019, IHG became the first global hotel company to commit to all of its hotel brands removing bathroom miniatures in favour of larger-size amenities, a key step in its […]

Beating airport chaos

The Summer of 2022 has, so far, been conspicuous by the number of media reports about airport delays and chaos. But, how much disruption is there, and what’s the best way for business travellers to ensure their flights run as smoothly as possible? We sent our Sales Director Paul Baker to find out. Paul spent […]