Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
The majority of travel managers have said it is “business as usual” following the vote to leave the European Union.
A survey from The Business Travel Show found 80 per cent of buyers have said there is no change in business following the vote, however 16 per cent are blaming Brexit for rising costs and 4 per cent have halted investment.
Some 178 buyers – 61 per cent UK-based – were asked: “what impact will Brexit have on client confidence and buying behaviours?”
Asked how Brexit will affect their job, travel advisor and former global HQ office manager at Luvata, Rosy Burnie, said: “Currently, it’s business as usual. The world is bigger than Brexit. However, the uncertainty means that future investment projects go on hold.”
Shaun Hinds, managing director, EMEA & APAC, Bridge Street Apartments, said: “The extended stay sector was built on, among other things, projects as a mainstay of its customer base. Brexit is the biggest project we are likely to see in a generation and so can only be an opportunity – some reports cite up to 30,000 jobs being required to deliver Brexit. The chief Brexit officers and their teams will need somewhere to stay.”
BBT is media partner of the Business Travel Show – February 22 and 23.