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External Article20 July 2021

Business Travel Willingness Appears to Plateau

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The number of travel managers who consider their organizations'' employees willing to travel for business appears to have plateaued since May, according to a new survey by the Global Business Travel Association. Suppliers' optimism about a business travel recovery also appears to have leveled off, according to the survey, even as month-over-month travel volumes increase.

About 77 percent of the 309 member travel buyers and procurement managers surveyed July 6-13 by GBTA indicated that they considered their travelers "very willing" or "willing" to travel for business, the same share as indicated in June, and two percentage points higher than May's survey. About 24 percent of respondents in July indicated their travelers were "very willing," up from 19 percent in June, but overall willingness held steady.

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