What is the future of business travel?

When we talk, there are many changes in this business.
There will be more change in the coming months and years (as we understand what life is like in a world full of new war wounds and new experiences).

But what – if anything – will change on a business trip?

International travel will continue
First, let’s clarify one thing: international travel will continue. Even though very few people are currently traveling between countries, there will be a time when the airport will be occupied again. This can take three months, six months or a year – not mentioned. But if we know one thing, the border will open at some point.

The queue for immigrants will be longer
If you think crossing the immigration border at an international airport has been slow beforehand, wait for the world to meet the stringent COVID-19 travel requirements.

“We have seen with countries in China, Singapore and South Korea, who have the feeling that they are about to start, that the biggest concern at the moment is a new infection from outside,” Avi Meir wrote to TravelPerk. “Korea orders that all people entering the US and Europe be isolated for two weeks, even if they are declared negative for COVID-19. People without permanent residences are sent directly to isolation stations.” “

Many countries can set stricter rules about who (and for what purpose) can travel in that country. It is more important to understand Visa programs and their importance to people depending on their country of origin and destination.

The sanitation process will change
We went from a world where people regularly went to the bathroom without washing their hands, to a world where the same people carried bottles of hand sanitizer around and rubbed it back for an hour.

This behavior is unlikely to return – at least not immediately. And when it comes to traveling, you can expect business, public transportation, and airports to continue to operate tighter sanitation facilities.

“Supermarkets and pharmacies, for example, put a clear plexiglass glass screen in front of the cash register to easily protect themselves from contact with germs from the air,” wrote Dustin Fidge of Homelike. “After the coronavirus pandemic is gone, things like this are impossible.”

It would be interesting to see what effect it has on other common illnesses – like seasonal flu. Will it cause lower morbidity? Only time will answer.

Virtual conferences become normal
Big business meetings have been the norm for half a century. There are thousands of them every year – including exhibitions, conferences, summits, etc. Over the coming months and years, you can expect many of these events to become virtual.

The virtual conference that was held using webinar technology has exploded. Not only is it cheaper (for hosts and participants), they also incorporate advanced technology that can expand learning. Don’t be surprised if many of the private conferences you have attended for years have never returned to their formats before COVID-19.

Transportation becomes more automatic
The use of automation in traffic will increase significantly. This includes air travel, public transportation (such as subway and subway) and even ridesharing.

In the coming months, transportation companies will have to develop over time. This means creating fewer physical “touch points” and introducing accessibility without as much contact as possible.

This will be a larger organization that manages costs, but smaller companies will take action as soon as economies of scale begin. This is a great opportunity for technological innovation.

Open a new normal
Eventually life will return to normal appearance. However, a normal tomorrow won’t be the same as yesterday. Because life has changed since the HIV / AIDS epidemic, September 11th and other crises, we will enter an entirely new area. Travel is only one area that will be affected. It is important for us to make ourselves easier and support each other as we move forward and strive to recover – physically, emotionally, and financially.

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