As we move closer to 2019, Brexit looms on the horizon with its implications for many areas of business still unknown. Travel managers face the daunting task of adopting a comprehensive travel management solution that can reassure business travelers in the wake of this ongoing, ambiguous situation.Britain’s decision to leave the EU in June 2016 caused alarm for many business travelers across Europe worried about their future, a worry that still persists two years on.
A recent surveyof 501 UK-based business travelers, carried out by business consortium the DCC, found that more than a third are apprehensive about Brexit’s impact on routine business travel. Before any tangible changes have taken place, there’s no doubt Brexit has had a massive effect on business in the UK and across Europe.But what will this mean for corporate travel in 2019? The last few years have seen an evolution in the industry with the need to offer more flexible solutions that work for travelers and businesses alike. Brexit should bolster this need even more – inventive methods, original concepts and inspired leadership are sure to play a part in keeping business travelers happy.With a clear-cut and flexible approach, travel managers should be able to more easily navigate through a potentially difficult time. We’ve picked out the five key elements travel managers should consider when planning for post-Brexit, corporate travel to ensure the transition process is as smooth as possible for all involved.