June 15, 2024

News in brief: Heathrow Express, TripActions and more

Heathrow Express has released seat-yoga exercises for passengers to relieve tension while travelling. As part of its Tranquil Trains campaign launched last week, passengers were treated to live yoga classes from yoga influencer Celest Pereira. In future, onboard media screens will feature a short recording of seat-yoga exercises to allow passengers to stretch, unwind and relax.

TripActions is looking to hire a Senior Director of Corporate Development as it enters its next phase of growth. Reporting directly to the Chief Travel Officer, this position will work across the organisation to “define, lead and execute the company’s M&A strategy”. According to the job description, the role will be key in “identifying, analysing and executing deals and the individual will provide senior leaders and board members with the needed insight to drive forward our global growth strategy”.

Synergy Global Housing has appointed Lance Bradwell as Head of Information Technology to lead the group’s growing 16-person team. He will report to Synergy co-founder Henry Luebbert. Bradwell joins Synergy after more than two decades with BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, most recently as the company’s Chief Information Officer.

International business travel trips from the UK in the second week of October were 80.92% lower than the same week in 2019, according to data from Travelogix and the BTA. Data also showed there were 435,141 fewer international and domestic business travel trips, a reduction of 70.93%.

Passengers at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports can now offset the flight carbon emissions in a new partnership with CarbonClick. CarbonClick’s voluntary offset tool allows passengers, regardless of their airline or destination, to quickly calculate the emissions and purchase carbon credits to compensate for them. Every purchase can be immediately linked directly to projects supported by CarbonClick in the UK and abroad.