BTN Europe Podcasts

BTN Europe produces two podcast series: Week in Review, a fortnightly panel discussion covering current industry trends and developments; and In Conversation With..., a one-to-one interview with senior figures from across the industry.

All episodes from both series can be downloaded below or listened to using the embedded players. Alternatively, subscribe to the two series via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and other platforms.

In Conversation With...
Pat McDonagh, chief executive, Clarity Travel (published 15 January 2021)
In the latest episode of BTN Europe's 'In conversation with...' podcast series, editor-in-chief Andy Hoskins speaks to Pat McDonagh, chief executive of travel management company Clarity. McDonagh discusses Clarity's adjustment to the Covid-19 pandemic, TMC remuneration models, the fallout from Brexit and his hopes for business travel's recovery for 2021 - in spite of what he says will begin with an 'abysmal' first quarter. 

 
Week in Review: Episode 12
The vital conversations in business travel right now (published 8 January 2021)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary, with Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Pascal Jungfer, CEO and founding partner of Areka Consulting.

Week in Review: Episode 11
How can the UK and Europe unlock business travel? (published 18 December 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary, with Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Pascal Jungfer, CEO and founding partner of Areka Consulting.

In Conversation With...
Clive Wratten, chief executive, Business Travel Association (published 11 December 2020)
In the latest episode of BTN Europe's 'In conversation with...' podcast series, editor-in-chief Andy Hoskins speaks to Clive Wratten, chief executive of the Business Travel Association (BTA), about the TMC market, the measures required for business travel's recovery, his hopes for 2021, and much more

Week in Review: Episode 10
After Covid, what will the new level of business travel be? (published 4 December 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary and featuring Jason Geall, vice president & regional general manager, Northern Europe for American Express GBT; Neil Ruth, co-founder and chief operating officer of booking platform TapTrip; Adrian Witschi, global lead for travel, expense and card programmes at Mondelez International; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

Week in Review: Episode 9
Covid has changed airlines - will they stay that way? (published 20 November 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary and featuring Nikki Ping, manager, air content & distribution EMEA at Flight Centre Travel Group; Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

Week in Review: Episode 8
Business travel and the end of the office (published 6 November 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

Week in Review: Episode 7
Time to look at TMC pricing? (published 23 October 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

In Conversation With...
Abby Penston, chief executive, Focus Travel Partnership (published 16 October 2020)
BTN Europe's editor-in-chief Andy Hoskins speaks to Abby Penston about the challenging environment for TMCs, the evolution of service models and the desperate need for a Covid testing regime to help stimulate international travel.

Week in Review: Episode 6
Managing the air supply chain in a Covid world (published 9 October 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe acting digital editor Mark Frary and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

Week in Review: Episode 5
Let's talk about NDC (published 25 September 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe digital editor Molly Dyson and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

In Conversation With...
Chris Galanty, chief executive of corporate travel, Flight Centre Travel Group (18 Sept 2020)
As the travel industry takes steps towards recovery, Galanty talks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Flight Centre’s corporate divisions, FCM and Corporate Traveller, the action it’s taken to navigate through new pressures and the changing face of corporate travel.

Week in Review: Episode 4
How Coronavirus is changing travel policies, Part Two (published 11 September 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe digital editor Molly Dyson and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road.

Week in Review: Episode 3
How Coronavirus is changing travel policies, Part One (published 4 September 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe digital editor Molly Dyson and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road. 

Week in Review: Episode 2
Technology and the post-pandemic recovery (published 21 August 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe digital editor Molly Dyson and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Suzanne Horner, chief executive of Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road.

Week in Review: Episode 1
The complexities of travel in a Covid world (published 7 August 2020)
Hosted by BTN Europe digital editor Molly Dyson and featuring Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike; Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group; and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road.