After the gradual reactivation of the crisis caused by the pandemic (covid-19), companies continue to recover and plan different trading sessions taking into account possible trends in corporate travel.
The new travel landscape is characterized by taking into account hygiene and health protocols, hailing a gradual, reliable and safe reactivation for the entire population that requires these services. According to a recent report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), a professional association specialized in business travel worldwide, it is estimated that the global demand for corporate travel will increase by 38 % for this new year. Likewise, expenses associated with business trips will increase to reach 1.48 billion in 2024.
Miguel Ruiz, director of solutions consulting for Latin America and the Caribbean at SAP Concur, says that “it was thought that business travel would change forever or even disappear. Today, the strong trend that is evident is that businessmen want to move, because they know that there is more option to close commercial agreements in person”. That is why 5 essential factors are exposed for this corporate travel process:
1. Trust, as the main factor:
The numerous waves of contagion of covid-19 have generated many doubts regarding the safety of travelers during flights and stays in other destinations. However, airlines are directing more and more efforts towards the implementation of efficient hygiene and protection measures aligned with the well-being of passengers. In this way, everything indicates that the structuring of increasingly safer trips tends to be perpetuated over time, at least until the world reaches a good level of immunization.
2. Sustainability in processes:
The search for more sustainable processes has reached the corporate travel environment, not only because companies are becoming aware of their responsibility in terms of environmental preservation, but also because of market issues.
3. Technology in the implementation of trips:
The adoption of technologies that promote a leap in the performance of travelers, saving resources and maximizing results has become a critical point for corporate travel strategies.
4. Popular low-cost flights:
More and more businesses are surrendering to the efficiency and resource savings provided by low-cost flights. The airlines operating in this model have been characterized by offering cheaper prices, while at the same time being a safe transport alternative, since the aircraft meet all the requirements and regulations of the bodies that govern the sector.
5. The traveler experience is the priority:
Productivity is considered to be directly related to the professional's travel experience. under this perspective. New travellers, mainly millennials, prioritize not only the execution of their tasks and the best business deals for the company, but also taking advantage of the travel opportunity to learn more about the destination and, thus, have a complete and complete time management.