As borders reopen and travel restrictions dwindle, international corporate travel is slowly returning. That said, policies and protocols concerning vaccination status and pre-travel testing still vary widely across the globe, so proper planning is still imperative.
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A significant driver of the Spanish economy, Barcelona is a major hub for technology, fashion, imports, exports, and entrepreneurship. Serving as the link to southern Europe, the city is home to the main maritime port, which also happens to be the Mediterranean’s leading cruise liner harbor.
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A city overflowing with leaders in technology, aerospace engineering, finance, and gastronomy, Austin is a must-see destination for business travelers and vacationers alike. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, southern hospitality is proudly on display in Texas’s capital city.
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A national hub for commerce, finance, technology, and sports, this West Coast metropolis is one of the most populated cities in the nation. Preserving its Gold Rush legacy, San Francisco has become the “Wall Street of the West,” surpassing surrounding cities economically and culturally.
Ranked the 7th highest-income county in the nation and the 6th most competitive financial center in the world, it’s no surprise San Francisco was designated an Alpha World City in 2017.
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Why is sustainable business travel so important?
The World Economic Forum ranked the globe’s failure to act on climate change as the world’s greatest risk over the next decade, illustrating the urgency for action from world governments, businesses, and individuals.
Corporate travel is slowly resuming to normal levels, after being placed on pause due to the pandemic. Between airfare, car rentals, and lodging, these expenses can easily add up, chipping away at the company’s travel budget.
With the disruption the pandemic caused throughout the hospitality and travel industries, navigating corporate travel in 2022 can be arduous and cumbersome. Existing corporate travel policies are often obsolete or do not reflect accurate information, and many companies are playing it by ear.
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Between healthcare, technology, and education, New England is a magnet for business and leisure travelers. From real estate tycoons and scientists, to world-class healthcare professionals and tech entrepreneurs, Boston is a hub for innovation.
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Famous for its year-round sun, luxury real estate market, art scene, raucous nightlife, and iconic beaches, Miami is a global hub for corporate travel — and after-work pleasure. While the city is the headquarters of numerous noteworthy companies, South Beach serves as the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
With COVID-19 regulations and mandates changing rapidly, navigating the worlds of business and even leisure travel is often uncharted territory. As borders continue to open, companies have a new set of standards to consider when arranging travel for their employees.