Airlines forecast a strong rebound in business travel after the pandemic

It was a business that involved 1.5 trillion dollars worldwide before the health crisis broke out. What do tourism executives expect? Keep reading and learn all the details!

It was a business that involved 1.5 trillion dollars worldwide before the health crisis broke out. What do tourism executives expect? Keep reading and learn all the details!

"There are some things, like business trips, that I doubt will ever come back," said American software millionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates a year ago.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, business travel came to a near-complete standstill as most companies reduced corporate travel to a minimum and telecommuting took over.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, business travel came to a near-complete standstill

After months and months of video calls and business meetings through applications such as Zoom, airlines in Europe contradict the philanthropist and consider that company executives are ready to fly and meet with customers in person again.

The end of mobility restrictions will trigger a strong rebound in corporate travel, executives from Qatar Airways, IAG and Rwandair explained Tuesday in a Qatar Economic Forum panel reported by Bloomberg.

According to Akbar Al Baker, director of Qatar Airways, business class occupancy on the company's flights increased by 10% compared to pre-pandemic levels in those markets where travel is allowed, which indicates that executives like to face people, feel them, and pay attention to body language.

The end of mobility restrictions will trigger a strong rebound in corporate travel

Air traffic is slowly taking off, but airlines rely heavily on business travel - an industry that moved $1.5 trillion a year before the start of the health crisis - and are confident of its recovery strongly once the health crisis is over.

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