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  • Sunday 23 May sees Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum, start its 2021 season with a brand new event called ‘Simply Electric’.

    It is the first of 15 Covid-secure rallies planned to take place in the grounds of Beaulieu Palace th…
  • “A Blank sheet of paper entrants” Our resident analyst Chris Tarry of CTAIRA, the specialist aviation consultancy, takes a look at what he calls “start-up entrants with no history, unencumbered by the need to manage change and in the current …
  • With no longer a London air route Air Astana has made life easier for UK originating passengers by introducing a Meet & Greet service at Frankfurt.  A similar operation is being established in Kazakhstan at Almaty and Nur-Sultan airports.


  • Last week we not only lost the consort to the Queen but also a “total aviation man”.  He was introduced to London City Airport by Her Majesty herself who uniquely returned from the airport opening 5 November 1997 on the Royal Barge to W…
  • As Canary Wharf and the City of London itself struggles back to life, the same can be said for London City Airport.

    On Friday (9 April) there were flights to Amsterdam, Belfast City, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Vilnius airports. This programme contin…
  • Today’s Business Travel News has a short review of the exciting Mazda MX-30 and plans a long trip with the Kia e-Niro in June.  Both require electric charging.  Editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg lives in a flat, and just like millions of others …
  • The Mazda MX-30 is an exceptional trend-setting car but its chances of being remembered in the years to come are slim.  Firstly it is fully electric and secondly only 350 are to be imported.

    Business Travel News was amongst a small group of me…
  • Following our review of forward bookings in last week’s issue, BTN has now taken a look at the booking situation for a typical day (Wednesday 28 July) from London to Belfast, New York and Palma Nova Majorca.

    All flights can be found on the O…
  • The editor-in-chief says that there is no “Letter of the Week” this week as he has been overwhelmed by the favourable comment to his retirement suggestion. In the meantime he soldiers on.  BTN IS FOR SALE. Comments still welcome.
  • As this issue of Business Travel News is published (Monday 5 April) the British cruise industry waits with bated breath to see what the Prime Minister has to say in terms of international holidays later on today, and the results of the deliberations of the Glo…
  • Best known as CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG) retiring in September 2020 after serving as CEO since its inception in 2011, Willie Walsh was CEO of British Airways (2005-2011) and CEO of Aer Lingus (2001-2005). He began his career in aviation at Aer L…
  • British Airways has invested in ZeroAvia – a leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation – in an effort to accelerate the development of 50+ seater aircraft capable of running on zero emissions hydrogen-electric power.

    Other …
  • Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, ‘UltraFan’, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come.

    Work on the first module is underway at the dedicated DemoWorks facility…
  • Gloucester and Tebay services have been named Britain’s best service stations, while Bridgwater, Somerset, has been ranked the worst, according to a new survey from Which?

    As UK holidaymakers prepare to hit the road, the consumer champion has…
  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey has been virtually free of Covicd-19 for most of the last year due to the strictest border controls in the British Isles, with the exception of the Isle Man.

    Life has gone on much as usual except for the lack of visitors an…
  • After nearly six years United Airlines is back at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), operating direct service to the airline's west coast hubs – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

    The airline w…
  • One of the world’s great sports car brands is about to reveal it is thinking for the future at the Shanghai Auto Show 21-28 April.

    When Nanjing Automobile Group (SAIC), a leading Chinese auto manufacturer, purchased the seemingly doomed MG bu…
  • The British Government is being extremely zealous regarding the Covid-19 rules and regulations.

    Whilst restrictions are in place for a stay in the UK, you are only allowed to leave the UK from England if you have a reasonable excuse.

    T…
  • Driving to Cornwall this summer?  What about stopping at Bridgwater to view and try out the latest Ibis global concept.

    Hospitality group Accor has opened a new ibis hotel in Bridgwater in the South West of England, initially open for restrict…
  • The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to accept best-in-class rapid antigen tests in fulfilment of Covid-19 testing requirements following the publication of new research by Oxera and Edge Health, two British specialist consu…
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