A year ago this month, the
Centers for Disease Control & Preventiondeclared that COVID-19 was heading towards pandemic status. Today, we’re lucky enough to start seeing green shoots of recovery—slowly, but surely.We all know that in business, the travel industry was one of the hardest hit. It’s also got one of the most difficult roads to recovery. It’s still very hard to say when international borders will be opened again, and what requirements we’ll need to fulfill in order to get back on the road. The question on everybody’s lips is— when will businesses travel again?Without a crystal ball, we can’t know for sure. What we can do, however, is use our data and industry knowledge to try and make reasonable predictions. And that’s exactly what we did. Check out some of the main recovery trends we see emerging today, and what that actually means!
Based on all that, it’s a pretty safe assumption that aside from essential travel, sales roles will be among the keenest to return to business travel. That being said, such a return is completely contingent on all parties involved being comfortable with the travel required. It also depends on the speed with which vaccines and other COVID-19 safety measures will be implemented. As we enter the “next normal”, traveler safety is paramount. Companies need to keep themselves and their travelers informed of all of the latest travel restrictions and safety measures before any trip.