Death of business travel has been greatly exaggerated

The pandemic has led to a significant decrease in business travel, but experts suggests that this may be just temporary

May 8, 2023

While the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way people work and travel, it is unlikely to completely eliminate the need for face-to-face meetings and business travel in the long term

Key takeaways

  • Face-to-face meetings are still the most effective way to build and maintain relationships with clients and colleagues;
  • Business travel can be essential for industries such as finance, where in-person meetings are necessary for negotiating deals and signing contracts;
  • Business travel can also provide valuable opportunities for personal and professional development, allowing employees to learn from their peers and expand their knowledge and skills;
  • Technological advances, such as virtual reality and video conferencing, can complement but not replace face-to-face meetings;
  • While air travel is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, the article suggests that the development of more sustainable aviation technologies and practices could mitigate this impact.

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