Business travel has become indispensable to the global economy, not only due to its necessity in the maintaining of corporate networks, but also because of the associated economies that cater to the daily requirements of the business traveller. Underlying these developments are concerns over the environmental impact of increasing air travel, which are likely to generate new challenges for the future of business travel. From a team of international experts comes this analysis of the role, nature and effects of modern business travel. Issues addressed include the relationships between airlines and business travellers, the role of mobility in business, and the opportunities and challenges created by mobile workforces. The study combines theoretical advances with comprehensive analysis, and will provoke debate across the social sciences on the nature, organization and space of work in the twenty-first century.

part 1|95 pages

Geographies and Modes of Business Travel

chapter 2|20 pages

A People Set Apart

The Spatial Development of Airline Business Class Services

chapter 5|20 pages

The ‘Bizjet Set'

Business Aviation and the Social Geographies of Private Flight

part 2|57 pages

Business Travel and Mobility Regimes

chapter 7|20 pages

Hierarchies in the Air

Varieties of Business Air Travel

chapter 8|18 pages

‘...Travelling, where the Opponents are'

Business Travel and the Social Impacts of the New Mobilities Regimes

part 3|75 pages

The Production and Meaning of Business Travel