How happy are we that things are returning to a more recognisable shade of normal right now? It’s far easier to understand now why the so-called ‘roaring twenties’ followed in the wake of the Great Depression, isn’t it? There is just a simple joy in finding surer footing after everything had been topsy-turvy for so long. It’s no wonder the business travel industry is also set to boom once more…
We say ‘set to boom’, but in reality, the boom has already started. In fact, projections were that we would be back where we were in terms of corporate travel in 2019 by 2024, but now it looks like it will be quite a bit sooner than that.
Here are a few things you need to know as we get ready to dip our toes back into ‘real life’ and send our envoys out onto the road, and into the skies, to pave the way for stronger business relations, both locally and abroad:
While the potential to travel for work is a great boon for many employees, it’s also understandable that people are fairly nervous. We got used to the idea that things can change at the drop of a hat, and that’s why it’s great to have a travel management company on call, with a team that can serve as a safety net to keep your travellers informed about bookings, restrictions, etc.
Be sure to partner with a TMC that has strong risk management partners and take their duty of care responsibilities seriously. Providing your team with emergency assistance services while they travel, and being connected with a travel team that is well-connected to the airlines, hotels and transport providers they use can make all the difference in terms of your peace of mind, and those of your employees.
Customised safety dashboards with up-to-the-minute information regarding a business traveller's destination are right around the corner. This is an advanced example of tech that can pave the way for safer travel, of course, a seasoned TMC will likely be able to recommend handy apps, etc., in the meantime.
There you have it. It can seem a little overwhelming to keep a handle on it, we know, but that’s when a great travel management company comes in handy. We manage all the handles on your behalf! Find out more about our corporate travel-planning services; contact us to find out more about what we do at TravelManor and how we can help you and your team to adapt to the NEW New Normal.