Issue 49

Mar/Apr 2011

DURING MY 14-MONTH tenure as editor of Buying Business Travel, the team has worked tirelessly to make sure the magazine delivers the most insightful and relevant content to the corporate travel sector.

The evolution of the magazine has seen the development of the meetings and events section, public sector coverage and cutting-edge design.

As we approach our 50th issue, we find ourselves at the dawn of another new era – I’m sad to say this issue will be my last as editor of BBT. However, as I depart for pastures new – and to look after a new baby – I’m delighted to announce that Felicity Cousins will take up the reins from March 1. She joins from award-winning consumer title, Business Traveller, where she was features editor. Previously, Felicity was Mike Toynbee’s deputy editor on BBT.

There has been much to write about over the last 14 months: the ash cloud, industrial action and the new government. With the ongoing air fare distribution row, public sector cuts and unpredictable weather, the future looks like being equally tumultuous.

Felicity, and our team of senior journalists, will be working hard to disseminate all the salient points to help you succeed.

In July last year BBT launched a new summer event. Such was the success of Summer in the City that the party, in association with Qatar Airways, will take place again on June 15 at the Stationers’ Hall in the City of London. We hope you will join the team and sponsors Expotel, for what is sure to be yet another memorable night.

martin ferguson, editor

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