I primarily worked remote even before the pandemic but my team would still meet once a month for team exercises, large projects, and industry conferences. Events like these thrived in the hotel industry before the pandemic shut them down. It pleases me to see Hilton is moving forward with this Hybrid Meeting solution. It’s a small step forward with promising results.
Lufthansa is seeing significant growth in bookings, particularly starting in Summer and into fall next year, showing early confidence by travelers in the effectiveness of the vaccine. Recommend reading the full article at https://www.airlive.net/bookings-at-lufthansa-have-tripled-for-next-summer/.
International business travel could restart if the agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
A vaccine may be around the corner, but how long will it be until you get the shot? Health officials are considering vaccine timelines that give some Americans priority over others. If you’re a healthy American, you may wait many months for your turn.
Check out this calculator to determine where you may fit in that line:
Although there is concern around the impact that winter months will have on COVID and potential outbreaks, this weekend provided a reprieve for travel leaders. The news of President-Elect Joe Biden's electoral college win as well as successful trials of a new COVID-19 vaccine caused stocks to store. The path to recovery will take a combination of smart leadership, planning, and protection -- all of which are now in sight.
Looks like Moderna's new vaccine is 94.5% effective. Thoughts on whether you will ask your employees to be vaccinated before they travel?
In the most recent GBTA poll, nearly half of companies expect in-person meetings to resume by Q2 2021. Are any of you putting together a playbook for how to conduct these meetings post-COVID?
Today we launched TripActions Enterprise Edition
and press release here: