In the UK, more than 30 million people have been vaccinated; in Norway, the number is just 800,000. Yet there are two ends to any business trip so even if everyone in the UK is vaccinated it does not mean that other countries will be ready to welcome them.
Governmental approaches to business travel also vary. In some, business travel is considered an exemption to restrictions on travel; in others, business travellers are advised to stay at home. The European Union – built on the idea of freedom of movement – has temporarily put that aside. Some countries are allowing those from other EU countries to enter while others are not.
It is a very fragmented picture and will affect how quickly business travel recovers in different countries in Europe.
This week’s BTN Europe podcast features Niklas Andreen of CWT, Lotten Fowler of the Swedish Business Travel Association, Pascal Jungfer of Areka Consulting and Clive Wratten of the Business Travel Association in the UK with host Mark Frary.
And for business travel updates on the go, be sure to check and follow YourCast – our brand new podcast for all things business travel. Search Gray Dawes YourCast wherever you get your podcast of click on the following links:
To help you navigate the changes of business travel, we’ve created the brand-new Traveller Toolkit. This invaluable online resource is packed full of easy-to-use guides and checklists for every stage of every journey. We detail exactly what you need to know and do before, during and after your trip.
You’ll also find innovative and interactive virtual trips, which walk you through each step of being at the airport, on the train and in the hotel. You can even check the travel restrictions and health status of your destination with our comprehensive COVID-19 Country Tracker, updated five times daily to ensure you have the very latest information to help keep you and your travellers safe.
Travel is changing. But with common sense and a good TMC behind you, travellers should have the confidence to once again take to the skies. It’ll soon be business as (un)usual.