Top eight business travel trends for 2022

BCD Travel Research & Innovation has identified a short list of trends that will resonate with travel managers and travelers in 2022.

The pandemic has forced business travel to refocus its priorities. Along with “standards” like air, hotel, and spend management, topics like digital nomads, sustainability and cybersecurity are also headlining managed travel program agendas. Business Travel Trends for 2022, a new report from BCD Travel, tracks eight trends that will affect travel teams and travelers this year.

“The pandemic has forced a rethink in many aspects of travel – and has changed our lives in ways that may outlive the pandemic itself,” said Mike Eggleton, Director, Research & Intelligence at BCD Travel and a lead author of the report. “You’ll see this underpinned in the trends we’ve identified. The reality is that travel is likely to remain complex for some time. The real value in this report is how it lays out areas of concern and guides teams in planning for the times ahead.”

What’s inside?

  • Value of business travel – Finding the right balance between virtual and in-person meetings
  • Environmentally sustainable travel – Options for reducing your carbon footprint
  • New worker expectations – What the rapid emergence of digital nomads and hybrid working means, and how travel managers should get involved
  • Globalization reset – How travel might be affected by global issues
  • People Risk Management – Expanding duty of care practices beyond business travelers to include all employees when they’re away from the office
  • Broader risks – The pandemic remains challenging but other risks never went away
  • Cybersecurity – Protecting the company and travelers from active cyber threats
  • Fintech – Innovative technologies that simplify and automate travel payment

To learn more, download the full report.

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