How to use this dashboard
As someone involved in managing your company’s business travel, you are responsible for defining and enforcing corporate travel policies as the global economy adjusts to the post-COVID-19 environment. It’s important to make sure you have a clear view of the business travel landscape as it evolves. You need answers to questions, such as:
- Which countries are seeing an uptick in business travel? If companies in your region are going back on the road, this may indicate the economy is starting to recover, which means you will want to start planning for your own return to business travel.
- Are my competitors already travelling or preparing to return to travel? If your industry is on the list of those travelling or preparing to travel, you can lead internal discussions around your travel strategy with real data.
- Where are companies travelling and what is the booking window mix per product (flight, rail, car rental, hotel) along with the type of lodging booked? This data will help you make decisions on your travel policy and potentially realise travel cost savings.
Egencia’s powerful technology platform allows us to gather detailed data on travel bookings around the world. Analysing this data, we’re able to detect global trends impacting business travel. This information is more important than ever as we work to navigate through the uncertainty of the pandemic, so we are sharing the insights and information gleaned from our research. From this page, you have access to that data and analysis.
Using a visual analytics platform, we put together a dashboard that tracks business travel trends around the globe, providing a clear picture of the current state of the business travel landscape. Having this insight enables you to make informed decisions regarding your current business travel strategy so you can adjust your travel programme accordingly, such as modifying booking windows and the types of approved lodging.
Business travel trend tracker
The data is updated every 30 days based on travel data from Egencia transactions and provides three views of travel data on the global and regional level:
- Countries which are returning to travel
- Business travel trends
- Lodging trends
You can change the view to show tailored information for your needs such as: Global / Regional (AMER / APAC / EMEA) and country view (US / DE /FR /UK).
No matter where you are in your return-to-travel process, Egencia is actively supporting customers and travel managers everywhere.
Returning to travel?
- Checklist: Return to travel. As your travellers get back on the road, be sure to refer to the return-to-travel checklist that Egencia has compiled, offering five proactive steps you can take to prepare.
- Egencia Travel Advisor. Specifically, for COVID-19, Egencia has launched the Egencia® Travel Advisor to help customers mitigate risks by researching advisory information for any origin and destination. In addition to the planning and research tools, Egencia has embedded advisories into the shopping experience, helping with the decision-making process.
- The ultimate guide on returning to travel. This step-by-step guide will help you put your people back on the road.
Preparing to travel soon?
- E-book: How to build your travel policy to weather a crisis. Can a travel policy help your company control costs and care for your travellers at the same time? Find out here.
- Employee risk management strategies: 5 ways to help business travellers. Learn how disruption management tools like Egencia Travel Advisor and Egencia Traveller Tracker provide travel managers with employee risk management strategies.
- Egencia Travel Tracker. Check out the webinar about travel risk management features.
- Checklist: Pre-travel safety checklist. Share this checklist with your travellers so that they feel empowered and confident as they head back out on the road.
- The ultimate guide on preparing to return to travel. Are your policies up to date? Now is a good time to review your travel programme.
- We’ve added new courses to the Travel Management Academy to strengthen your supplier relationships and your advanced business travel management.
- Webinar: What happens when your team can’t travel? Here’s how to strengthen your travel program — even when your team isn’t travelling.
- View the ultimate guide to strengthen your skills, stay connected and serve your travellers during the pause.
Egencia reserves the right to modify or discontinue the publishing of the Egencia Business Travel Trend Tracker at any time without prior notice.