The recently released report, “Reshaping the Landscape: Corporate Travel in 2022 and Beyond,” also products that sustainability goals will cut spending for three out of 10 companies by 2025. Deloitte surveyed 150 U.S.-based executives with travel budget oversight, between February 10 and February 18
The Delta variant of COVID-19 set back expectations of a quicker rebound so spending on travel is expected to reach 55 percent of 2019 levels this year and 68 percent of that rate by the end of 2023 with the return of live industry events now among the top five reasons for business travel.
The study also found that one-quarter of companies predict working from home will result in more travel to headquarters, but less travel over all. Office-dominant companies are twice as likely to reach 2019 travel spending levels by the end of 2023.
International travel will recover more slowly as only one in four respondents expect frequency of travel to Europe to near or exceed pre-pandemic levels this year. Recovery of travel to Asia and Latin America will remain far behind.