Since the outbreak of COVID-19 over two years ago, the resulting shockwaves have made a lasting impact on many parts of our lives, most significantly on the way we work, and where we work. When stay-at-home orders closed offices, the slowdown of business travel hit the airline industry hardest. However, business travel appears to be returning, albeit with new patterns, after nearly disappearing. Despite early predictions that Zoom meetings would replace face-to-face encounters, industry trade groups and hotel companies are pointing to significant upswings in small business meetings as well as larger conventions and trade shows. Airlines also say bookings by business travelers have recently jumped, contributing to the rebound of the industry.
While business travel may not be ‘back to normal’ the importance of business travel remains. Many business travelers find undeniable value in meeting with their colleagues and customers face-to-face and in-person. The fact of the matter is that a return to business travel is beneficial for business as a whole.
Is your business seeking to reconnect with your partners, customers, and co-workers? Come to this third and final Economic Strategy Session of the year, hosted by Traverse Connect, to learn why business travel is good for your business and how you can explore global business opportunities from our doorstep at Cherry Capital Airport.