Majority of Companies Expect Return of Domestic Business Travel in 2 to 3 Months, Says Survey
By Harvey Chipkin
One in three companies that are members of GBTA are planning for some recovery in business travel in three months or less, according to a new survey from the association. GBTA’s most recent poll was conducted from April 17 to 22 and received responses from 1,600 member companies around the world. Scott Solombrino, CEO, said the survey is “a positive sign.” He said, “We have waited a long time for there to be optimism around the pandemic in our industry, and it should continue to grow as we get closer to halting the spread of this disease.” Among members who report their company has canceled at least some domestic business trips, 62% say they expect domestic travel to resume in the next two to three months. About one in five report they expect domestic travel to resume in the next six to eight months, and about one in five are unsure. A majority (88%) of members expect employees will be willing to travel once restrictions are lifted.