Optimism Continues for Business Travel

It has been some time since we provided updates on the business travel industry. Since our blog in June[i] of last year, we’ve had another COVID-19 variant of concern (Omicron) and countries around the world have again reinstituted public health measures such as indoor masking and crowd control. What we have not seen is national lockdowns and border closings, which signals governments’ shifting views on COVID-19 as a manageable risk. Recently, the World Health Organization reported that countries with high immunity rates, strong health care infrastructure, and positive epidemiological trends may relax their restrictions.[ii] A number of European countries, [...]