November 2022, Virtual
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
The GTMC has outlined its manifesto setting out the demands from UK business travellers ahead of the general election in May.
The organisation calls on the next UK government to prioritise investment in infrastructure which is regionally balanced, linked to global markets and is export driven to allow UK companies to compete on a level playing field.
Key points from the manifesto include promoting international trade, which the GTMC said can be achieved by committing to additional airport capacity in the south east once the Airports Commission delivers its final recommendations.
The organisation, which represents many of the country’s TMCs, also wants a “continued commitment” to the financing and construction of HS2 and HS3, enhanced domestic air connections and to prioritise infrastructure improvements outside of the south east.
Paul Wait, CEO, The GTMC, “These efforts are required in order to allow business travel to set the foundations of a sustainable economic recovery. Promotion of international trade supports the UK’s export led economic recovery and must also be championed more actively in Westminster and Whitehall.”
The GTMC is also calling on a future government to abolish APD throughout the UK and offer free wifi on all UK trains and removing not-spots from all major transport routes.