FLY JUNE ’22 | A MONTHLY CHECK-IN FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS
The days are longer, the sun is warmer, and the airports are busier than they have been in years. As we prepare to welcome the beginning of summer next week, keep me in mind as your advocate for seamless, safe business travel. I have deeply rooted industry relationships and access to the most innovative technologies—and my hold times are much shorter than an airline’s customer service after a flight cancellation! Please take a moment to ensure you have my contact information saved, and enjoy this month’s roundup of articles for the business travel lifestyle.
INTERNOVA FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL | REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS TOGETHER
Our parent company, Internova Travel Group, has partnered with non-profit organisation Sustainable Travel International to share its expertise in sustainability education and reporting with clients in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. “During the past couple of years, it’s become clear that taking immediate steps toward sustainability is not only important to our clients and partners, but it’s also the right thing to do for the future of our planet,” said Jason Oshiokpekhai, Managing Director of Global Travel Collection UK. “This exciting partnership with Sustainable Travel International will give you the tools needed to reduce and offset the carbon emissions generated from travel.”
US TESTING RELAXATION “HUGE STEP FORWARD” FOR TRAVEL RECOVERY | COVID TESTING NO LONGER NEEDED FOR US ARRIVALS
Last Friday (10 June), the Biden administration announced the removal of the need for US-bound travellers to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 24 hours before departure. The end of pre-departure testing to the US has been described as a “huge step forward” for the recovery of international travel to the destination by the US Travel Association.
VIRGIN ATLANTIC LINES UP NEW CORPORATE PRODUCTS | NEW INITIATIVES AND NEW AIRCRAFTS
Ahead of the anticipated surge in business travel activity this autumn, Virgin Airlines is lining up a number of new products and tools for corporates. Though details are under wraps, we know the airline is launching an SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) purchase programme for business customers. Also coming soon is an evolution of their Upper Class product, complete with social spaces, to be revealed on fourteen new A330-900neo aircrafts arriving this winter.
EMIRATES LAUNCHES FULL PREMIUM ECONOMY EXPERIENCE | A NEW COMFORT ZONE AWAITS ON SELECT A380 AIRCRAFT
The new Emirates Premium Economy cabin has arrived on the latest Emirates A380. A higher level of comfort and relaxation begins with more space and a premium dining experience surrounded by a sophisticated cabin interior. If you like to travel in style, you’ll love the wider, luxurious cream leather seats, 13.3″ HD TV, Royal Doulton china tableware, and option to order extra vintages from the Business Class wine list. The seating class is available on flights between Dubai, Paris Charles de Gaulle, London Heathrow and Sydney from 1 August, and Christchurch from December.
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