Growing numbers in the US and a few other countries are eager to travel again for business
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By Bruce Spear and Jessica Stansbury
Bruce and Jessica are partners in Oliver Wyman’s transportation practice.
Despite some tightening of corporate travel budgets and widespread consensus about the effectiveness of teleconferencing and working remotely, business travelers in the United States may be ready to break out their rolling suitcases again.
In a survey of more than 900 Americans completed the week of June 28, three-quarters of the respondents who took four or more work-related trips in 2019 said they plan to take their next domestic flight within three months. Almost nine out of 10 said they expect to take at least as many business trips over the next year as they had in the year before the Covid-19 pandemic was declared.
It’s positive news for the travel industry, which…