It is 28 degrees Centigrade here in London as I write this newsletter. Nevertheless, summer holidays have now been taken, workers are now reacquainting themselves with a commute to work as offices reopen and furlough in the UK comes to an end, and school children have started their autumn term. Life as we knew it pre-pandemic is in some respects, in certain parts of the world, returning. There is no doubt that how we view business travel, in light of the new technologies we are now very familiar with, has changed. However, zoom cannot always be a substitute for face-to-face meetings and I am looking forward to meeting again friends, clients and colleagues in the UAE and Paris over the next couple of months, as international travel restrictions ease.