Will business travel pick up in 2022?

The pandemic changed the present as well as the future of travel — especially business travel. Leisure travel is picking up again, but businesses are reconsidering their travel plans, with airlines and hotels watching closely for signs of what is to come.

A Slow Recovery

More Zoom calls and fewer in-person meeting are expected this fall. High-profile businesses are relying on technology instead of travel, not only because of the pandemic — Mars, a family-owned snack and pet food company, claims cost, environmental and health considerations are why the company is keeping travel to less than half of pre-pandemic levels.