Positive momentum for business travel continued in the last poll from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The survey showed 40% of respondents saying their companies have already begun nonessential business travel — up from the previous month’s 34% saying their companies were allowing “some” domestic travel. An additional one-third (33%) say their company has finalized a date (8%) — or is working to finalize a date (25%) — to resume domestic business travel. Fewer than one-quarter (18%) are “waiting to see what happens,”  while only 6% are  “not sure.” While domestic business travel nears a return, the outlook for international business travel remains murky. More than three in five respondents (62%) say their company is waiting to see what happens or is not sure about resuming nonessential international business travel from the country where they are based. And in Canada, both domestic and international business travel plans have seen restart delays. Suzanne Neufang, CEO, said “optimism has given way to action,” and the gradual support of corporate policies to resume business travel has actually begun. While this is an important breakthrough, she said, the research says it will take some time for companies to allow as many trips — or even the same kinds of travel — as they did before the pandemic.