Business travel is set to fly. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies targeted return-to-office dates for March and April, even if it's less than a five-day per week experience for most employees. Every U.S. state has dropped indoor mask mandates, and 62 percent of respondents to a March Monmouth University poll opposed reinstituting them, up from 34 percent in September 2021.

Travel suppliers are eager to meet a surge in business travel demand. Hoteliers and travel management companies are determined to increase staffing and airlines are increasing domestic and international capacity. International Air Transport Association director general Willie Walsh last month said carriers had "good reason to be optimistic" as border restrictions began to ease. Indeed, most major business travel destinations have started to modify the requirements for international travelers to enter, and buyers told Business Travel News, they are taking more confident steps toward travel—some say business travel for their companies has returned to pre-pandemic highs.

The series below explores the full scope of 2022's Business Travel Recovery—from the recovery environment to the rate of business travel return and how travel managers have shaped new travel strategies, policies and processes. 

Corporate Strategy, Policy & Process

Market Trends & Supplier Dynamics

Voices