Industry Update
External Article14 April 2021

Lack of business travel ‘affecting work’

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Travel Weekly

Four in five business travellers (81%) have seen their jobs affected by a lack of cross-border business travel, new research shows.


A third say that not seeing clients face-to-face has negatively affected the way they do business.

A similar proportion of corporate travellers believethe lack of travel has made their company less productive, and 28% say they have felt unable to do their job effectively as a result.

The survey results demonstrate that while the majority of business meetings are now conducted via video call, there is a growing need and desire amongst a large number of business travellers to recommence travel, according to travel services and testing firm Collinson which collated the data.

British travellers on business would be most likely to pay a free seat next to them when flying, followed by Covid-testing upon arrival to improve their journeys.

Almost three quarters (73%) of travellers worldwide say they will prioritise their mental wellbeing more when they travel in future than they did before the pandemic.

This has risen from just one in three (35%) business travellers who raised concerns about the impact of business travel on their mental health before the pandemic, while a quarter (23%) said it increased their stress levels.

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