We've got all the latest industry news from the business travel sector, including airline and hotel news, government updates and all the latest tech developments that impact the world of corporate travel.
At FCM, our duty of care offering is a blend of cutting edge technology built with your traveller’s safety in mind, backed by the expertise of our people. From before you’ve booked a trip to after you’ve returned home we’re there to support you every step of the way.
As lockdowns start to lift and companies begin their journey back to business, what does the future of travel risk management look like? And how can Travel Managers ensure the foundations are in place for a safe return to business travel?
As businesses around the globe work hard to recover from the impact of COVID-19, rethinking how travel technology will help in that recovery and the subsequent bounce back is more important than ever before. This is why FCM is working closely with industry partners like Amadeus, one of the world’s largest travel technology companies, to develop solutions that will support the changing travel needs of businesses.
There has been a call recently from certain travel industry bodies to eliminate Hotel RFPs for a year or more. This approach would see 2021 rates mirror those set for 2020, and no new negotiations until the 2022 season. FCM, together with 4th Dimension Consulting provide some perspectives on the topic.
Travel program leakage is the bane of any travel program manager the world over. Before COVID-19 hit, businesses were seeing dollars and productivity hour’s march out the door as employees chose to book outside of the travel policy and expense claim back at a later date.
Working from home is going to be new for many employees. To help you get started with your WFH journey we’ve compiled the top tips from the experts – including a few secrets no one tells you!
FCM is monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the impact on business travellers and will continue to keep clients informed during this active situation.
IHG has announced all 843,000 of its guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities in a bid to reduce single-use plastic in its hotels. The pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities – a move which will be completed by 2021.
Pilot strikes could cause delays and cancellations for thousands of British Airways’ travellers over the summer, after the airline lost a High Court bid for an injunction against the proposed industrial action. Read the full story now.
Travellers warned to expect chaos and cancellations at Heathrow Airport this summer, as union announces a series of staff strikes across the airport’s five terminals. Find out whether you'll be affected...
Diplomatic and economic sanctions have recently been imposed on Qatar by its neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain as well as Egypt and others.
Following the US, the British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.