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Brexit Update: Travel Advice – Passport Validity

Business Travel Direct has received revised advice for travellers planning to travel to the EU and the possible implications of a possible no-deal Brexit. Individuals planning to travel immediately after 29 March 2019 should check their passport validity to allow for...

Germany- Airport security staff strike 10 Jan

Security staff to strike at Düsseldorf (DUS), Stuttgart (STR), and Cologne-Bonn (CGN) airports January 10; flight disruptions expected. If you are concerned about the effects on your travel plans, please contact your Business Travel Direct team.

EU Reveal No-Deal Brexit Contingency Plans

The European Commission says it has started to implement its preparations for a no-deal Brexit – in case the UK leaves the EU without a plan. The plans reveal short term contingency for the outcome of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, and spells out some of...

US: ESTA Application Processing Times Update

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have advised that changes in ESTA application processing mean real-time approvals will no longer be available. International travellers using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the United States...

France: Strike Action 13-15 Dec

The CGT RATP union representing Paris Metro, RER, tram and bus workers has filed a strike notice from 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on 13 December to 07:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on 15 December. The RATP strike will overlap with a SNCF national strike and day of...

Starwood Data Breach

Marriott Hotels is investigating a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. Business Travel Direct would like to reassure our clients, for any bookings made through us, the only information passed on is the traveller’s name. The data...