12 May 2020
It's unlikely travel will return in the same form as we knew it before COVID-19. With this report, we highlight some of these changes that have already been implemented and those that are planned. We hope it's useful as employers and employees consider venturing out on the road again.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our daily lives, and perhaps none more quickly or so thoroughly as how we travel. It was only several short months ago that the travel industry finished another record-breaking year. We were all moving around the globe carefree, oblivious to the changes to come.
Yet even as the outbreak continues – and accelerates in some regions – travel has begun to resume. We’ve already seen signs of increased demand in the domestic market in China, and we think we’ll see a similar return to domestic travel in other countries before some kind of resumption in international travel. But it’s unlikely travel will return in the same form as we knew it before COVID-19.
As more countries begin to relax strict lockdowns in favour of resuming some form of everyday life, the travel and mobility industries have begun to adapt to the ‘new normal’. Maintaining social distance and navigating a slew of new regulations and health guidance are just some of the challenges companies face. All of these changes will have a profound impact on how we experience travel.
With this report we want to highlight some of these changes that have already been implemented and those that are planned, without venturing too far into the realm of science fiction. We hope you find it useful as you and your colleagues consider venturing out on the road again.
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