Between the devastating bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a difficult year for meetings and events in Australia so far. Companies have had to adapt by moving some meetings online - but virtual interactions aren't a perfect substitute for face-to-face meetings.
Leading a team - especially during a crisis - takes patience and fortitude. When your direct reports express confusion, it's important to support them. Since the start of the pandemic, we've navigated the changes in our industry by engaging with experts within CWT and the wider business travel and meetings & events industries.
With the aviation industry experiencing a slow return to travel - the industry is predicted to lose over 300 Billion USD as a result of the pandemic - airlines around the world have introduced measures and protocols to provide passengers with assurance to fly again.
Concerns about business travel have left many scanning news headlines and feeling none the wiser. While travelers are increasingly confident that hotels, ride-sharing companies, and airports have safety and security measures in place, we don't always know what to consider and how to prepare for a trip.
If you haven't stepped foot in an airport since before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, it can be hard to know what to expect, especially as measures change constantly, such as the increasing adoption of test-on-arrival facilities.
We've learned a lot in recent months. We've discovered that we'll never take hairdressers for granted, that teachers should probably be paid more than top-tier athletes and that we'll never bake our own bread again now that shops are open.