British business travellers are keen to see the return of business travel after the pause brought about by Covid-19. A recent study by SAP Concur, questioned 500 UK business travellers and 100 UK travel managers on this topic.
With the announcement last week about lockdown easing, further hope has been added to returning to travel for business. From 19th July, those who have been doubled jab will no longer have to quarantine on the return from amber list countries. This is a huge step, as businesses will have further scope as to where they can travel to.
Business travel is important for the success of businesses, as well as for the personal success of those who travel for business. It holds other benefits such as:
There are higher expectations of those travelling for business when it resumes. The pandemic has made people more cautious about travelling. Therefore will opt for safer and typically more expensive options. These include:
Those who travel for business are keen to return for a number of reasons, some reasons not being directly business-related. Due to being unable to travel for work, home life has changed. They are spending more time at home, which may not suit some families. For some, work can be a form of escape.
Employees will have an expectation of their employers to protect their Health and Safety whilst travelling for business. It will be the employers’ responsibility to ensure that they consider the safest way for their employees to return to business travel. Risk assessments should be completed and conversations regarding travel should be had with those who are happy to return.
It is also important for companies to prepare logistically for the return of expenses and travel management that comes with going overseas for business. As business travel comes back into focus employers need to ensure that plan and manage these trips effectively.
Custom sections –
You can build custom reports based on the Covid Vaccination data that you collect. You can create reports based on lots of different data, such as:
This will help you to distinguish which employees can travel and where in regards to vaccinations and quarantine.
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