Ooh I hope the airlines read this and actually take up some of the suggestions people made!This was a good article:
with some great comments:
"The International Air Transport Association reports that "video conferencing appears to have made significant inroads as a substitute for in-person meetings," with corporate travel budgets expected to be "very constrained" as companies continue face financial pressure, even as the economy improved.
But Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce says "we know personal contact, people interacting with each other, has a huge difference from doing it over the Internet."
"I’ve talked to a couple of our biggest (corporate) customers, and one of the CEOs said he was relying on contacts built up over decades to get through the pandemic, but he would eventually need to rebuild those contacts,” Joyce remarked at a Griffith University function on the Gold Coast in late July.
"Most companies" are "people organisations", Joyce reasons, "so I believe that (business travel) will come back. Maybe there will be a hit but it will come back substantially."
No, generally they can't afford the downtime. We did have one in Tasmania ship us the gear for modifications prior to installation.
High court might help them all come (be dragged) to the table on how that might workFor me another issue that is keeping the corporate travel down is the internal border closures, and the various quarantine requirements. Some of my clients are ready to "risk" face to face training again, but not willing to run the risk of the disruptions and costs associated with short notice border slamming closed. So I think we will need to get the states all under control and singing at least from the same songbook before corporate travel resumes for me, at least.
I hope the High Court will take medical opinion into account. IMHO those pursuing legalities to force reopening borders should pull their heads in. The 60 minutes report tonight should be required viewing.High court might help them all come (be dragged) to the table on how that might work