FLY FEBRUARY ’22 | A MONTHLY CHECK-IN FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS
Earlier this month, the EU officially scrapped the traffic light system and introduced new individual-based travel restrictions. So, where does that leave you as a business traveller? As travel starts to pick up this Spring, from air to hotel, we invite you to get in touch to ensure you have all your essential travel details squared away for your future travel. In the meantime, enjoy a few industry update articles we have rounded up.
AVIATION ORGANISATIONS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS SPEAK OUT
Despite the new EU regime proposed 1 February, some European countries are still enforcing travel restrictions for vaccinated or recovered travellers, prompting the voices of the travel and tourism industry to speak up louder than ever. With reports showing that the policies negatively impact an already bruised industry more than they positively impact public health, advocates are calling for all countries to align with the new regime.
QUALIFYING CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE VIP SERVICE IN LONDON
At last, an exclusive experience once again awaits at London Heathrow for First or Business Class passengers on American Airlines (or those who have British Airways Gold status or equivalent). Open 6:30 am – 2:00 pm, the recently reopened AA Arrivals Lounge offers premium comforts and amenities, including shower suites, valet ironing, breakfast and lunch buffet dining, an a la carte menu, and more.
REGULATIONS CONTINUE TO EASE ACROSS THE CONTINENT
As the threat of the Omicron variant continues to recede across Europe, several more countries are easing their Covid-19 travel requirements. France, Finland and Norway have all scrapped pre-arrival testing for vaccinated travellers flying from outside the UK. In addition, as of 12 February, Norway has lifted requirements for vaccination certificates and removed both face mask and social distancing requirements.
AN INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE IS BEING TESTED
With technology from Compensaid (developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub), passengers can choose how they would like to compensate for their carbon emissions. Available through inflight entertainment, the user-friendly options include sustainable aviation fuel, high-quality carbon offset projects via myclimate, or a combination of both. With initiatives like this, Lufthansa Group may reach their goal of cutting emissions by 50% by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
For a tailored business travel experience, plan your upcoming trip with us today. With over 25 years of experience in luxury travel, we offer our clients insights and personally curated itineraries that take the stress out of travel, allowing more time to decompress and discover and explore your chosen destination while you’re on the road.