BTN Europe Podcast Episode 14

business travel's recovery by 2025... or later

The latest from the BTN Europe podcast series, featuring a panel of experts discussing the latest issues facing the managed travel industry. 

In this edition of the BTN Europe Podcast, we discuss the findings of the Global Business Travel Association’s BTI Outlook, which forecasts that global business travel spend will recover to 2019 levels by 2025.

How will the recovery happen at different speed in different regions and in different industry sectors? We also look at whether a comparison to 2019 is unfair, when some believe there was an “overconsumption” of business travel. The panel also talks about how the time is right to reconsider business travel through the lens of sustainability and whether we should be wishing for a return to pre-pandemic business travel in any case.

Sustainability notwithstanding, the panel discusses whether those companies who reduce travel will increase travel again when they see their competitors sitting in front of their clients rather than on a Zoom call. Have we reached “peak business travel” or not?

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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.