5 Travel Tips to Make Your First Post COVID-19 Trip Easier
Domestic travel and international travel have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is slowly getting back into corporate travel as things progress back to a resemblance of normalcy.
If you are unsure how to get back into corporate travel after more than a year away, we can help. We have gathered a list of travel tips to help you prepare for your next business flight.
There will be quite a bit more pre-travel preparation for your next corporate trip. The first step in your corporate travel planning is to research your destination. In this unpredictable travel climate, there will inevitably be changes in travel restrictions. The country, region, or city you are planning to visit could turn into a COVID hotspot overnight. The best tip for this scenario is to continue researching and come up with one or two backup plans in case you need to reschedule any part of your itinerary.
The pandemic has inspired innovations in travel technology. There are now several applications on the market that will enable global travel to resume. These applications store travel-related data such as vaccination records, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results, and updates on destination restrictions.
Learning new technology in addition to all these new travel protocols and restrictions can be a bit daunting. You may want to consider hiring a corporate travel services firm to help you learn and use the newest corporate booking tools that can help you make your travel plans.
The time where travel plans were set in stone appears to be ending. It may be a wise idea to implement a corporate travel management online booking tool to help you and your employees find modifications to travel plans.
For example, if you planned to visit a museum, theme park, or any other public landmark or venue on your trip, what happens if it was closed? You would need to have backup plans in place before the trip.
Another point to consider is quarantining. If you had to quarantine on arrival or your return, you need to determine your work plan for the quarantine period.
In this current travel atmosphere, you must keep your research details for your destination handy in case of the unexpected. Find out if there will be quarantine requirements at your destination and how they may affect your trip. This is where corporate travel management can help you organize your research. Many corporate travel booking tools enable you to reference your research and find alternative travel options for flights, hotels, and more.
To help rest up from the travel of your business flight, a great way to adjust to your new surroundings is to make those surroundings familiar. Be sure to bring some personal mementos from home to help with the transition from lockdowns and restrictions to business travel and meetings. After that long flight or road trip, there is nothing better than checking into a relaxing and welcoming accommodation.
The future of corporate travel may still be uncertain, and you may be unsure how to navigate your way through the new travel protocols along with your corporate travel schedule. Traveler’s Q can help you with all your business travel needs. Contact us today to get started.