September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
Now in its 27th year, the Business Travel Awards
The GTMC is urging airlines to cut fuel surcharges as an incentive for businesses to “travel further and grow faster”.
Its CEO Paul Wait said following the recent announcement by three of the leading supermarkets that they will be cutting fuel prices, airlines should follow suit.
“The recent cuts in APD announced in the last budget presented a clear opportunity to UK business to invest further in travel and continue to drive the economic growth of UK PLC,” said Wait.
“Ultimately we would like to see the elimination of APD which continues to put the UK at a competitive disadvantage on the world stage.
“A cut in fuel surcharges by airlines however is a viable alternative to making air travel a more affordable and a viable way to incentivise businesses to travel further and grow faster,” he said.
The body for travel management companies recently tendered its submission to the Airports Commission, following a call for responses on domestic air connectivity between London and the UK regions.