99% of Latin American executives are willing to resume travel

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99% of Latin American executives are willing to resume travel
Source: IATA
August 20, 2021

The data comes from a global study by Wakefield sponsored by SAP Concur, which included countries such as Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Brazi

In the next twelve months, practically all Latin American business travelers are willing to return to the routes: a recent Wakefield study, sponsored by SAP Concur, found that 99% responded positively. Even 77% said they were "very willing", well above the 65% world average. On the other hand, two out of three would prefer the existing restrictions to be relaxed to be similar to the moment before the COVID-19 outbreak.

The main concerns expressed in the survey about not being able to resume the pace of travel prior to the pandemic are focused on making less money (45%), stopping the evolution of their professional career (41%) and having difficulties developing and maintaining networking (39%).

Asked for their goals beyond business matters, business travelers in the region admit that they want to travel to experience new places (67% vs. 52% globally) and make personal connections with clients and colleagues (66% vs. 54% globally), in addition to taking a break from their everyday life (48%).

In terms of health and safety, almost half of Latin American business travelers (47%) consider themselves more responsible than before.

“In a still uncertain world, the existence of solutions such as SAP Concur, which allow flexible management of reservations with all travel providers and obtain real-time alerts on social, political or health problems, among other benefits, become key allies. to fulfill this desire of business travelers to return to the state on the road ”, explained Albana Llaneza, Regional Account Manager for SAP Concur.


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