Business Travel is Back, But Caution Remains

Nearly three years after Zoom meetings replaced virtually all business travel, people are taking to the skies again for work.

“It’s basically back to pre-pandemic rates,” Kelly Felsing, director of groups and meetings travel at Avenue Two Travel, a Philadelphia-based agency with a branch in Pittsburgh, said of bookings for trade shows, conventions and group travel.

While airlines don’t compile exact numbers of corporate and business travelers, information from agents like Felsing, along with reports from the hotel and airline industries and surveys of businesses, suggest a significant bounce-back from the hesitant return to business travel of