Despite record-high airfares, after two years of going nowhere fast, Americans finally feel safe to fly again. But with both the concept of business travel and the profile of business travelers having changed since the pandemic, airlines are having to rethink the traditional class system of the sky.
Memorial Day weekend saw many travel across the US to reunite with loved ones. But due to COVID-19 concerns, they went by car instead of air and opted for Airbnbs over hotels. Canvas8 spoke to eight people to find out how the pandemic has impacted their summer 2021 travel plans.
Although travel restrictions have been lifted, cost of living fears are curbing Americans' international holiday plans and driving bookings of staycations instead. With people longing to switch off after a few hard years, there's an appetite for escapism – but it needs to be balanced with cost.
Americans fell back in love with road trips during the pandemic, and while travel restrictions have since been lifted, these breaks remain appealing amid cost and health concerns. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is leaning into this by streamlining the research and booking elements via an app feature.
COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the face of business travel. As the world opens up, corporate trips are slowly but surely taking off once more. However, the post-pandemic consumer has dramatically different expectations of business travel, including greater clarity, flexibility, and convenience.