Business travel is an integral part of many companies’ operations. As the world becomes more interconnected, the need for business travel continues to grow. However, the way we travel for business is constantly evolving. In this blog post, we present our take on the future of business travel, trends and predictions for 2023.
Hybrid and Virtual Events
With digitalization as an integral part of our everyday life, the popularity of hybrid and virtual events is evidently on the rise. In the coming years, we can expect to see more companies opt for a mix of in-person and online events to save on costs, increase accessibility, and reduce their carbon footprint. This means that business travel may become less frequent but more focused on key events and meetings.
Bleisure travel, or combining business travel with leisure activities, is a growing trend among business travelers. More companies are embracing the idea of employees extending their trips to include personal travel, which can help to boost morale and productivity. As business travel continues its comeback, this trend too is likely to continue to gain momentum in 2023. Read more about DIB Travel’s take on different ways to include leisure during your business trip right here!
Personalized Travel Experiences
With the rise of big data and artificial intelligence, companies are now more able to offer personalized travel experiences for their employees. This includes customized itineraries based on preferences and past travel behavior, as well as tailored recommendations for local experiences and restaurants. This trend is likely to become more prevalent in the coming years as companies look for ways to enhance employee satisfaction and productivity. DIB Travel’s take on this trend was to join all aspects of business travel and place them under only one platform. As a result, you save both money and time – with a super smooth transition to a digitalized experience, thanks to our intuitive user interface!
As sustainability becomes a key concern for businesses and individuals alike, we hope to see a greater emphasis on sustainable travel in the coming years. This includes initiatives such as carbon offsetting, the use of eco-friendly accommodations and transportation, and a greater emphasis on responsible tourism. Since day 1, DIB Travel has insisted on green initiatives, with a few special touches! Our platform offers CO2 tracking in real time, as well as the option to fully offset your carbon footprint. By opting for our Green fee, you’re directly taking part in certified projects that give back to the environment through restoration and sustainable research. Find out more here!
Greater Use of Automation
Finally, the use of automation and artificial intelligence is set to transform the business travel industry in the coming years. This could include the use of chatbots and virtual assistants to handle bookings and customer service queries, as well as the use of AI to provide real-time travel updates and recommendations. This trend is likely to make business travel more efficient and streamlined, while also improving the overall travel experience for employees. Customer experience comes first at DIB Travel, so feel free to contact our support team 24/7 (no AI included just yet!).
The future of business travel is set to be shaped by a range of emerging trends and technologies. From hybrid events and personalized travel experiences to sustainable travel and the use of automation, there are many exciting developments on the horizon. As businesses continue to adapt and evolve, we can expect to see the way we travel for business continue to evolve in the years ahead and DIB aims to remain one of the pioneers of change!
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The Future of Business Travel: Trends and Predictions for 2023