The Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) is the UK's leading professional body for travel management companies. Our diverse membership accounts for over 80% of UK expenditure on managed business travel, delivering value for money and great service to business travellers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Thank you to everyone who attended the GTMC Autumn Conference 2014 – we hope you had an interesting and enjoyable time. We were really pleased to welcome over 180 delegates and look forward to our 2015 Overseas Conference to be held in Brussels from 5th – 8th June. We are delighted that Eurostar will be our lead Industry Partner for this event.
Amazingly, Britain hasn’t built a new full runway in London and the South East since World War 2. Politicians have always found it easier to put off the hard choices.
In fact, they STILL won’t admit that we need a new runway to secure future growth, despite the Government’s Airports Commission stating clearly that we do.
Germany, France and the Netherlands are all racing ahead of our country. They have better connections to new and emerging markets around the world, making it easier for them to trade.
By the 2020s, we will be running out of space (Heathrow is already full, Gatwick will be full by 2020 and most of London’s airports full soon after), but it will take ten years to deliver a new runway. We must start now.
That’s why we created the Let Britain Fly Pledge. It tells MPs and Ministers to admit: we need new runways.
Last week a range of business leaders said ‘enough is enough’ and signed the Pledge. We have the support of companies including Aberdeen Asset Management, Canary Wharf Group, Harrods, Linklaters, Radisson Edwardian, SEGRO, Selfridges and around 100 other businesses.
But you can’t leave it just to these business leaders to make the case. We need your support too. Please add your name TODAY to the Let Britain Fly Pledge: http://letbritainfly.com/sign-up/
Please add your name and call on MPs to support this important cause. Together, we can make this happen.
|"BridgeStreet is delighted to have joined such a professional, visionary and ambitious organization. The opportunities that have been delivered already in our first quarter of partnership have been exceptional. The energy, commitment and communication from the GTMC team has far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to a continued and exciting and prosperous relationship in the coming years."|
|Jo Layton Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing – EMEA | BridgeStreet|