Business Travel Show Europe Kick Off, 23 February,
Global Travel Risk Summit Europe, May 2023,
3rd Annual Sustainable Business Travel Summit
The vast bulk of travellers feel safe when on trips despite the increase in terrorist threats and attacks.Research by Barclaycard Business Travel Survey found that 96% of travellers felt "safe" or "mostly safe" while 67% said they felt as safe or safer than they did ten years ago.But the survey, which questioned more than 4,000 UK company executives, also found that travellers were paying increasing attention to their security with 59% taking measures to protect themselves.Denise Leleux, director of commercial cards at Barclaycard Business, said: "In recent years business travellers have become more aware of their own security."All business travellers have a responsibility to themselves and fellow travellers to take sensible steps to ensure they are safe whilst on business trips."Whether it is vigilance over luggage or taking out insurance, increased personal security among travellers leads to safer and hassle-free trips."
London enjoys double digit growth
London hoteliers are enjoying record double digit growth in revenue per available room (revPAR), according to TRI Hospitality Consulting.Its HotStats survey for the first two months of 2007 found that room rates grew by 11.6% to Â£104.60 with occupancy slightly up to 75.8%.The increased business led to revPAR growth of 13%.For February alone, TRI said that room rates, which rose by 11.3% to Â£105.81, were the almost sole drivers of an increase of 11.5% in revPAR compared to the same month in 2006. During the month occupancy rose only by 0.1%.Jonathan Langston, managing director of TRI Hospitality Consulting, said: "While not high compared to peak times of the year, the occupancy rate at the start of this year is strong and not surprisingly it is rate where hoteliers have made the most progress."
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