The Business Travel Magazine June/July 2019

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Welcome

An appetite for events

The business travel industry exists to

facilitate face-to-face encounters, yet

the human touch is increasingly being

stripped from the booking and

management processes. Technological

innovation and seamless systems are

de rigueur but of course couldn’t exist without the collaboration of the

brains behind their development. In fact, it's probably fair to say that none

of us could do our jobs as well as we do without meeting new people and

embracing fresh ideas.

It's therefore pleasing that this spring has presented such a rich line-up

of learning and networking opportunities for travel suppliers, buyers,

bookers and industry journalists alike. In this issue we bring you reports

from the ITM and Advantage Travel Partnership’s respective annual

conferences (p14 and p30), plus ProcureCon Travel (p47) in the United

States and the first Business Traveller Wellbeing Conference (p36), which

we were pleased to support as media partner.

We also hosted three events of our own within five days at the end of

May, welcoming around 600 guests in total to our 12th PA & EA Networking

night, our 14th TBTM Dinner Club and the eighth annual Business Travel

People Awards. The latter brought the week to a close by recognising

some of this industry's finest talent. Congratulations to all our finalists

and winners – turn to pages 21-23 to find out who triumphed.

Our next major event is The Business Travel Conference in September.

The programme for the two-day event has been finalised (p34-35) and

free delegate places are still available – we hope you'll join us there.

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EDITOR

Andy Hoskins

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CONTRIBUTORS

Catherine Chetwynd, Linda Fox,

Rob Gill, Gary Noakes, Gillian Upton

& Angela Sara West

JOURNALIST

Sasha Wood

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Steve Hartridge

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