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July 29, 2020

Inside TripActions Community: July 29

In the most recent episode of Open for Business: A Corporate T&E Podcast by TripActions, we discussed how the TripActions product and engineering teams were able to build products in days to meet the new needs of customers. It largely came down to one thing: Community.

Our Customer Advisory Board paired with the workshops, office hours, and conversations that we held with industry leaders from corporate travel managers to finance leaders helped our teams understand what was needed when. The power of community is also what’s helped hundreds of our customers feel supported and empowered while often being the only person in their role at large international enterprise organizations.

Join us as we continue the conversation in our TripActions Office Hours and Workshops, on the TripActions Community, and with our Open for Business T&E podcast. Together we’ll uncover your needs and identify ways to address them as corporate travel managers, finance leaders, HR professionals, and risk executives chart the path forward.

Here are the top conversations that we’re having as a community this week:

American Remote Workers Are Welcome Here

While much of the world is still restricting travel, a number of countries are accepting US citizens — especially if they plan to stay and work for a while. In the community, we talk about which countries might be right for a long work trip.

New Travel Re-Opening Website from the EU

The EU has a great reopen travel site with clear country-by-country guidelines that are maintained in real time. While the daily COVID Report from TripActions and our TripActions Business Travel Recovery™ site also outline travel restrictions in real time, this additional tool from the EU is helpful for travel managers tracking updates.

GBTA Poll Results Show When will Business Travel Resume

This recent survey shows that 49 percent of road warriors are considering resuming all travel (regardless of country or region) in the near future. This matches what we’ve seen in the TripActions app where bookings and searches are increasing on a weekly basis.

Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements to Travel Safely

Hotels are in a unique position to set and standardize health and safety protocols that will make give travelers more confidence to get back out on the road. Global chains are especially well-positioned to lead the industry towards the new normal.

To read more about the thoughts and questions on the top of corporate travel leaders’ minds, join us today on the TripActions Community.

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