Reviews According to a study, business trips will never resume their pandemic pace

16:30  04 august  2021
16:30  04 august  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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les voyages d'affaires ne reprendront jamais leur rythme d'avant pandémie. © Sheilades / Getty Images Business trips will never resume their pandemic pace.

Business trips will resume a pace close to the normality by the end of 2022. With the pandemic, US companies have become aware of the savings realized and have adopted technological alternatives to replace non-essential trips. They also learned environmental lessons to reduce carbon emissions.

What place for business trips in the world of post-Covid work? While companies have limited displacements since the beginning of the pandemic transforming conferences and lounges into online events, they start little by little a return to normal, with hybrid events and indispensable trips.

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According to the last study * of the Cabinet Deloitte on the organization of business trips, in the second quarter 2021, 13% of the companies surveyed intended to allocate to professional travel between 25 and 49% of the 2019 travel expenditure while only 1% of Companies thought to spend the same amounts as in 2019. At this point, the business trip remains necessary for the physical presence to be essential.

Cabinet projections estimate a return "to normality without complete recovery" in the third and fourth quarters 2022. End 2022, business trips in the United States could reach 80% of the 2019 levels. "This would represent a multiplied growth By 4 compared to the summer of 2021 ", details the study.

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The decline in rhythm of business trips is not only due to the Pandemic of Covid-19 and the difficulties of displacement in time of pandemic. This health crisis has made it possible to become aware of the companies of certain harmful behaviors, particularly in the field of ecology.

Since 2020, the green engagement of companies has developed sharply and nearly 31% of the companies declare to engage in the reduction of carbon emissions within a specific time and already defined.

"A consulting company, for example, can link 80% or more of its carbon emissions to travel. On the other hand, a mining or energy company can set this percentage to 5%," writes the Journalist of Business Travel News (BTN ) Carbon emissions then vary according to the activity, involving each company to make its own diagnosis. The BTN journalist points out that the pandemic "attracted the attention of almost all businesses on their business travel practices."

In addition to the ecological aspect, companies have become aware of the savings carried out during these months of stopping. Amazon says it has saved nearly $ 1 billion in travel expenses in 2020 when Google announces a saving of more than $ 1 billion.

* Survey conducted from May 28 to June 10, 2021 with 150 Travel Managers, frameworks to various titles and supervised travel budgets. Deloitte conducted interviews in parallel with the investigation, with business executives whose 2019 air expenditures amounted to US $ 123 million.

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