The global travel industry is preparing to come back alive next month after a three-month pause that decreased the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Corporate travel managers, finance leaders, and HR and risk professionals are tasked with keeping tabs on all destination and border updates, making the most of unused tickets and waivers, and navigating what their business travelers need to feel safe moving forward.
As a partner in that journey, TripActions this week released new products and features to help our communities get back to business travel safely. We invite you to review the latest location-specific COVID-19 data, local government restrictions at origin & destination, and trends on business travel flight activity to the top global destinations.
Additionally, we believe in the power of collaboration at this stage more than ever before. We’ll continue hosting Office Hours and Workshops, talking through big ideas and innovations on the TripActions Community, and finding the experts to decipher the trend lines on the Open for Business podcast.
Join the conversation as we travel the road to open borders and business lunches again.
Crisis is the mother of innovation. We’re starting to see new technology come onto the market that will solve some of the health and hygiene concerns of the hospitality and travel industry — and can expect many more to come in the future. It is possible that we move into a future where everything we need for a business trip — company credit card, hotel key card, and more is stored right on our phone.
The quality of airplane air is superior to what most frequent flyers realize, and airlines are becoming vocal to combat the public opinion that flying is not safe right now. There are many other controllable factors including stress, self-care, and sleep that determine a road warrior’s health on the average business trip. Of course, airlines will have to step up all health measures moving forward — but it is informative to read what’s already been done.
This is a continually popular topic as leaders across the corporate travel industry look at the evolving role of business travel. It will be more important than ever before as some companies move to a largely remote operation, making business trips the only true face-to-face time for colleagues and customers. The question, therefore, is how to make business travel simple, intuitive, and one of the best parts of the employee experience.
Our community of speakers and leaders miss the buzz and energy of a live audience and full room. While the industry has learned the benefits of online events to drive conversations forward, in-person meetings and fairs will absolutely have a role in the future and be valued even more highly than before.
To read more about the thoughts and questions on the top of corporate travel leaders’ minds, join us today on the TripActions Community.