A Business Travel Recovery Remains Elusive Heading Into 2022

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Business travel—a key segment for certain lodging companies and airlines as they look to recover from the pandemic—remains a big wild card as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly.

“We’re trying to figure out what’s going on and to come out with some updated guidance,” a corporate travel manager told Barron’s on Tuesday.

Business-related travel falls off sharply during the holiday season, and this year isn’t any different, says Steve Reynolds, CEO of Tripbam, which helps companies with airline and hotel bookings.

 “The big question is how big a bounce are we going to