What will drive business travel in the age of work-from-home?

  • What will drive business travel in the age of work-from-home?

     Jacqueline Cheng updated 11 months ago 6 Members · 8 Posts
  • ITB Community

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    August 10, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    What will drive business travel in the age of work-from-home? 

  • Jörgen De Jong

    Member
    August 14, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    I expect as soon as borders are open business travel will recover quickly. Firstly the SME branches will travel and later the Global/Multinationals. To do effectively business the face to face meetings and handshakes are needed. People want to be more flexible in terms of work area, however the social impact is huge. We see in our country already people returing to offices despite some restrictions.

  • Gaurav Narula

    Member
    September 2, 2020 at 3:09 PM

    Business travel has started with many countries forming a travel bubble or opening their borders but eventually it will take minimum 18 months to come back to Normal.

    • Jörgen De Jong

      Member
      September 2, 2020 at 3:36 PM

      That is right. We see within Europe slighty more Business Travel and slowly also to Asia even if they need to go in quarantaine.
      There is also a rise in “long stays” in certain areas (Asia US).

      • Anthony Poppe

        Member
        September 8, 2020 at 11:35 AM

        The is no choice but to have a longer-stay market right now due to quarantine restrictions.

        I feel that in the future travel will be longer trips but less frequently, since businesses are now more used to a hybrid arrangement (online and offline combined) and instead of a fly-in-fly-out trip, time in each city will be maximised to solidify the social nature of business relationships lost with an increase of virtual meetings and reduce the amount of friction that continued restrictions such as quarantine might add.

        To increase traffic, guests need to feel safe and SOPs put in place with technology to ensure that there is compliance with these SOPs.

        • Phu Nguyen

          Member
          September 10, 2020 at 10:16 PM

          Agree, Anthony. The whole business of incentive travel will also be significantly affected. I wonder how it would move forward.

          • Anthony Poppe

            Member
            September 14, 2020 at 11:47 AM

            Less frequent trips but more spend spend per head and much higher expectations from guests. Just my prediction.

            • Jacqueline Cheng

              Member
              October 21, 2020 at 2:26 PM

              Totally agree. Due to increase of the risk and request on high standard application, incentive trips have to encounter high cost which leads to smaller group size, higher cost per head.

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