Depending on whose predictions you believe, business travel in the post-pandemic age will either be more important than ever, or forever tamed.

Nonetheless, evidence is mounting that road warriors have begun their gradual return.

A recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association found that 40% of respondents said their company has already resumed nonessential domestic business travel, a positive uptick from its previous surveys.

But with all crises comes change, and whatever business travel landscape emerges post-pandemic could be quite different than the one that came to a crashing halt last year. 

From the explosive growth of virtual and hybrid meetings to the acceleration of bleisure travel and shifting maps for airlift, business travel has undergone a rapid evolution. The question on everyone’s minds is whether the shifts impacting both the businesses of suppliers and the experiences of travelers themselves are transitional or transformative.rER


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