The corporate travel industry is preparing to travel again. Borders around the world are opening this month and business travelers are gaining confidence, backed by travel operators’ updated cleaning protocols, to get back on the road.
We’ve looked at how the industry has changed in the past few months with a renewed prioritization of train travel and the evolution of the travel managers’ role. TripActions continues its dedication to helping our customers and the industry at large stay up to date with the release of the new TripActions Travel Impact Dashboard.
The most valuable space, however, has been where we’ve come together. As a complement to our community forums and the discussions taking place in TripActions Office Hours, and Workshops, on the TripActions Community, and our Open for Business podcast, we’ve created strategies that guide corporate travel managers, finance leaders, HR professionals, and risk executives on the path towards recovery.
The new guide “Rethinking Travel & Expenses: A Framework for Business Recovery” outlines a post-COVID framework for business and travel recovery. Travel and expense management processes will play an important role in modernizing and streamlining your organization -- and in fact, these will be crucial as corporate travel resumes
Join the conversation as we travel the road to open borders and business lunches again.
Skift published a look at the travel industry and its current challenges from the viewpoint of a minority, travel agent stakeholder in its new Viewpoint series. As the author Angela Gathings writes, “It’s challenging when the industry isn’t as inclusive or diverse as it should be.” We couldn’t agree more and are doing what we can to be sure that diverse perspectives and voices are heard throughout our communities.
Forty+ cities across the United States have instituted curfews following a week of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Protests can impact what’s possible, productive, and safe during a business trip. We ask our community of travel managers how they are approaching business travel to cities that currently have curfews in place.
Although the United States is moving through a seminal moment in its history, the rest of the world is slowly opening its borders again for travel. Each country’s leadership is deciding different timelines with different regulations around quarantines upon arrival. Skift has created a single place where corporate travel managers and business travelers can go to understand the reopening of various travel sectors around the world on a timeline. Travel Managers can use this to complement the real-time COVID-19 data and insights available in our COVID-19 Report within the TripActions Admin Dashboard.
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, customers, and partners. Our latest podcast also explores how remote companies approach business travel.
To read more about the thoughts and questions on the top of corporate travel leaders’ minds, join us today on the TripActions Community.