The Return of Business Travel

Travel is making a comeback and business trips are at the top of the agenda

As we reach the middle of 2021, we are continuously learning to cope with regular changes to government restrictions as we try to move forward with living life as safely as we can. 

There is no doubt that the travel industry has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak. However, as the vaccine programme is being rolled out worldwide and infection rates are declining, travel is resuming. Regular testing is being carried out for traveller protection and safety and the government has produced a traffic light system for the public to use as guidance on where they can and can’t travel, as well as the rules on isolation periods.

While Coronavirus is still very much present and we continue to fight it, we are trying to return to some form of normality and start living again. We all know it will take time for travel to return to similar levels as 2019 and early 2020 but we still look forward with hope.

According to, a YouGov poll with more than 1200 respondents was carried out for Emburse, an expense management specialist. The poll found that 70% of British workers agree travelling for work and conducting face-to-face meetings strengthens business relationships.

Results show that people from all walks of life have cabin fever and are keen to take on business trips as a result of the pandemic. It could be said that this is a result of remote working and previous business trips being delayed or cancelled. It is clear from the poll conducted that people are keen to travel and that Business travel is a good opportunity and maybe the first opportunity that people will have to travel.

We understand it is hard to keep up with the constant changes to restrictions, but as our client you can get in contact with us 24/7, for advice, support and guidance, whether it be prior to booking, during a trip or when you return. Or you can always get access to the latest travel updates and requirements for your destination via our bespoke online client facing portal, The Hub. We have also partnered with Randox and Qtest to help our clients meet the testing requirements for their business trip and to make it easier for them to book testing packages in preparation for their trip.

When you are ready to get back on the move, get in contact with your Dedicated Team. You can also check out our Tips for Returning to Business Travel or to arrange a consultation and begin your journey with Selective Travel Management as a new client, get in touch today.

If you would like to have your Business Travel Simplified, then speak with a member of our team on (028) 9038 9007 or email