Business Travelers Willing to the Hit Road Again, With Stipulations

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SAP Concur, in partnership with Wakefield Research, recently conducted a global business travel survey that polled nearly 3,900 business travelers across 25 worldwide markets. The survey revealed that business travelers are willing to hit the road within the next year—but only if their employers implement measures that enable them to do so safely and comfortably.

The survey found that vaccination-related policies were important, with 62% of respondents indicated this as a pressing need for business travelers. However, flexibility was even more vital, with 72% of respondents reporting a desire to be able to choose their own transportation, lodging and travel dates, as a necessary element of their company’s post-pandemic corporate travel policy.

Nearly one-third of business travelers claimed that they would request to limit travel if their company failed to implement such policies to help protect their health and safety, while 20% would go as far as looking for a different position if asked to travel without such policies in place. (Business Travel News, 05.17.21)

While there is a huge pent-up demand for travel, health and safety will remain a priority for those who are traveling. Are you aware of travel expectations when it comes to health and safety in a post-pandemic world? You need to be, and H2R can help. Schedule a free consultation today or send us an email at

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