Although the coronavirus crisis has affected (and continues to affect) almost all business sectors worldwide, some have been particularly badly hit.
This is the case for the travel industry, with over 800,000 euros lost globally. This figure highlights the extent of the crisis for the sector, where losses have had a dramatic effect on the companies involved.
However, despite the situation taking businesses and workers to previously unseen limits, there are signs of recovery on the horizon.
After the de-escalation process begins, it is hoped that the economy will reactivate and that business trips can come back, as movement for checking on production processes or closing negotiations will continue to be necessary.
One of the first cities that could return to its status as a destination for business travellers is London. Its economic potential is enviable, as well as its wide range of leisure offerings. This combination makes the English capital one of the best places in the world to do business, and also to enjoy good company with escorts at corporate events in London.
How will business trips change after the coronavirus?
According to reports from some travel agencies, it’s very likely that business travel will not return to completely normal until 2021. Logically, the process will have to go through various stages of recovery, just as with the majority of the country’s production sectors.
In order to win back consumer confidence, some measures are beginning to be implemented that will help restore it as much as possible. Of course, the use of technology will play an essential role. Some functions that not so long ago seemed like science fiction, such as taking passengers’ temperature at airports or implanting bio-passports for all travellers, are a reality today.
In addition, the enforced digitalisation companies are having to undergo while the effects of the pandemic are ongoing (some of these processes are here to stay, too) may cause an increase in the growth of certain types of business trip.
For example, the savings companies can make with work from home or telematics meetings locally can then be focused on making trips essential to close deals abroad. As such, it’s more than likely that these kinds of trips will grow progressively over the coming months.
Another very important aspect to bear in mind is that of hygiene and passenger care. Boosting passengers’ confidence again is fundamental, so the sector is concentrating on guaranteeing cleanliness on every trip made, as well as improving customer service policies.
Finally, it’s worth remembering that travellers should follow the social rules that have been put into place during the lockdown at their destination. That is, it will still be very important to maintain social distancing enforced in every city or country you visit, as this is the best way to keep controlling the impact of the virus.
Of course, you should also respect the rules of the professional escorts who have been maintaining and caring for their health over the course of the months that the coronavirus has been ravaging the world.