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.
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Teeming with restaurants and a variety of attractions, this Dallas is an attractive destination for vacations to the South. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is home to over twenty company headquarters, making it one of the largest concentrations of corporate command centers in the nation.
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After the United States, Hong Kong is the second-largest trading partner with mainland China, making it a major hotspot for international business travel.
As a global financial epicenter, Hong Kong is home to booming firms across the entire spectrum: fashion, technology, real estate, and banking, to name a few. As a result, Hong Kong’s economy is among the fast-growing economies in the world.
With the state of the current labor market, employee retention is a top priority for organizations of all sizes. It’s projected that a staggering 35% of employees may leave their jobs each year by 2024. According to a Gallup report, only 36% of employees are engaged at work, and of the disengaged group, “74% are either actively looking for new employment or watching for openings.”
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Los Angeles is world-renowned as a global hub for the film and entertainment industries, making it a booming destination for business travelers. Southern California’s incredible climate and proximity to the ocean makes LA an excellent choice for busy executives looking to take time off, as well.
From arranging an itinerary to navigating a new city, planning business travel for yourself or your team can be overwhelming. As an organization, there are a slew of factors to consider in order to ensure your employees are well taken care of. As a traveler, there are a plethora of perks and programs to be aware of to make your next corporate trip as hassle-free as possible.