The main news we have to report this week is about Business Travel Europe itself. This is the last edition of BTE in its present form.
From next week, we shall be incorporated into Air and Business Travel News (ABTN) in a newly designed website (www.abtn.co.uk) which will be launched next week.
I shall be the editor of the new website and newsletter.
The new website and weekly newsletter will contain many of the features of BTE, including comment on and analysis of both aviation and business travel topics from across Europe.
A highly respected industry figure, Mike Platt, until recently industry affairs spokesman for HRG, is joining us as a regular commentator.
News stories on the new website will be updated every day, hourly if necessary, to keep all our readers up to date on what is happening in their industry.
It just remains for me to thank profusely the loyal band of readers which BTE attracted.
At the close you numbered nearly 9,000. There have been just two weeks when the subscriber list has not increased and we attracted readers from just about every country in Europe.
It has been an immense privilege to write for you I have enjoyed every second of it.
I also enormously value the numerous friends I have made in travelling around Europe in the last four years.
I hope very much that you will join me and the ABTN team in our new and exciting venture next week.
With Best Wishes
Business Travel Europe