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Research reveals UK business travellers are keen to travel again

New research commissioned by SAP Concur, a US-based SaaS company providing integrated travel and expense management services, shows that 99% of business travellers in the UK are willing to travel in the next 12 months. Of the 300 business travellers and 100 travel managers surveyed across the UK, SAP Concur found that 55% of travel managers believe their role is less stressful compared to 12 month...

The Power of Events launches brand for UK industry showcase hub

  The Power of Events, the collaborative not-for-profit organisation that was recently rebranded from One Industry One Voice (OIOV), has launched a splash page for the planned UK events industry comms hub. The organisation said the page captures the work completed on developing a “clear vision and mission, the new brand, key objectives and the core pillars”. OIOV originally launched in July 2...

ACC offers agency fees upfront

In a bid to support the conference industry’s recovery, ACC Liverpool has pledged to pay commission upfront to agencies placing new corporate business with them. The waterfront venue will pay the rates as soon as the event deposit is received, bringing payment forward, in some cases, by several years. This would mean independent companies will no longer have to wait until after an event has taken ...

BTA reveals £3.38bn loss to UK GDP due to lower levels of business travel

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has revealed that the UK lost £3.38bn (US$4.49bn) in GDP in the final week of November, due to the lower level of business travel trips following the continued impact of Covid-19. Data from Travelogix shows that, in the final week of November 2021 international business travel trips from the UK were 54.83% lower than the same week in 2019, and there were 279,5...