Business travel trends will evolve after the pandemic, given that almost all workers will continue to work, at least for a while.
A recent “Back in the Blue Sky” survey shows that 69 percent of “decision-makers” believe that if virtual meetings will still have space, remote working has the ability to almost initiate more business travel of its own.
David Reimer, executive vice president of the mass buyer and general manager of American Express Global Business Travel, said: “As we’ve heard from buyers, and this sample survey has endorsed, almost all of the collective decision-makers are looking for help in the way they go about developing a political traveler to increase employees’ confidence to return to work.
But it has become clear that leisure travel will lead to a resumption of travel after COVID, a report showed, 83 percent of decision-makers still expect business travel to return to pre-pandemic levels within the next two years. This contradicts Bill Gates’ recent monitoring that more than 50 percent of business travel will end after the pandemic.
Notions are still tightly divided over whether or not business travel will fully recover after more than a year of businessmen receiving phone calls and virtual conferences. There are those who believe that the proper attraction to their own meetings and human contacts, especially in sales, will be the moment that will bring the sector back.
The report showed that 86% of business travelers really want to start wandering again directly as soon as it is considered quite harmless.
Eighty 5% of the decision-makers still said that there is a correlation between higher income from business travel and profits.
According to Markus Wischenbart business travel plays a significant role in professional development, and the studies proved it with 85% of respondents and 90% of the decision-makers agreed that they initiate a proficient rise.
Eighty-two percent of business travelers and 79% of decision-makers still agree that the outstanding qualities of their own meetings are superior to the outstanding qualities of virtual meetings.
Nearly 80% of business travelers said they liked face-to-face meetings over virtual meetings and 78% liked face-to-face sales meetings over virtual meetings.
More than 50% of business wayfarers still point to the difficulties associated with evaluating professional chemistry and evaluating reactions in real-time as giant obstacles in developing fresh business relationships, which are more difficult in a virtual environment.
With travel imminent, 73 percent of decision-makers said they need advice on how their travel policy should look after the pandemic to ensure employee protection, with 78 percent expecting the policy to be different from what it was before COVID.