Community is a human need as much as water or nutrition. It is connections and communication that brings meaning to the human experience and helps guide us to safety when we’ve lost our way or our surroundings turn chaotic. And, we could not be any more grateful or aware of the strength and resiliency that our community has shown and how it has served as a lighthouse for us when circumstances threatened to overwhelm.
Our community of customers, partners, suppliers and -- of course -- our own TripActions teammates worked together to connect the dots and find our path through the uncertainty. Together, we turned doubt into action and started building the path we needed to move us forward.
Although we’ve journeyed far, we still have a ways to go. TripActions booking data shows an increase in bookings week over week and the public sentiment around travel has changed with masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing giving us the tools we need to start meeting and collaborating in person. Travel managers, finance leaders, and HR and risk professionals must consider budgets and employee sentiment, keep abreast of updates on the evolving situation, and craft a travel program that takes care of their business and their people.
Join us as we continue the conversation in TripActions Office Hours and Workshops, on the TripActions Community, and with our Open for Business T&E podcast where we can best uncover your needs and ways to address them as corporate travel managers, finance leaders, HR professionals, and risk executives chart the path towards business and economic recovery.
Here are the top conversations that we’re having as a community this week as we travel the road to open borders and business lunches again:
TripActions team members have started traveling again for business and personal matters. What started as them sharing insights and observations of their journeys has grown into a space where people can talk to their peers in order to best prepare for upcoming travel.
With more companies going remote, the cadence, budgets, and purpose of business travel is bound to change and travel managers are in a unique position to craft what the future might be. We have an opportunity to make corporate travel more meaningful, less of a financial burden, and better managed with smart, innovative tools. Join the conversation and help decide the future.
While it might seem counterintuitive, now is actually a fantastic time to get your business travelers ready for future trips including investing in fast-track security programs such as Global Entry or Clear. Only as the industry skidded to a halt could people really understand the global breadth and power of this sector which quite literally keeps the world moving. It makes sense to make that journey as easy as possible when you’re ready to travel again.
Experts predict that as live meetings and events return, there will continue to be a mix of virtual and hybrid events to complement the meeting experience. Our in-house events team shares how much creativity comes from hybrid events, and we’re curious to hear about the best use cases that you’ve seen so far.
To read more about the thoughts and questions on the top of corporate travel leaders’ minds, join us today on the TripActions Community.