Dhe times call for isolation, but travel is not prohibited. Many countries are just banned from entering unless there is a good reason – a second home, family, or urgent business. The first two quarters of the year have shown that good business does not necessarily have to be linked to a meeting on site or trade fairs and that Zoom can replace one or the other long-haul flight; After all, the elimination of travel costs has had a positive effect on the otherwise very gloomy balance sheets for many companies.
Responsible for the “Travel” section in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
It is uncertain whether and when business travel will return to the pre-Corona level, as the experts who gave information at the public hearing of the Bundestag’s tourism committee at the beginning of October agreed. The intercontinental guest is not only missing in the grand hotels on the Rhine and Seine. The first city hotels have already had to close because there is no conference business in sight. The classic two-week half-board in the warmth is currently putting an end to the quarantine requirement, which is why TUI once again asked for government support in the billions, and the unplannability of a trip, whether to Austria for skiing or to a holiday home in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and the tough reimbursement behavior of airlines have meanwhile taken away the desire for vacation. And if you are toying with the idea of driving away, you are increasingly confronted with the strict question of whether it really has to be.