Moving in the Right Direction
The percentage of GBTA members who say company employees are “very willing’” or “somewhat willing” to travel for business at present went from 49 percent in GBTA’s January poll to 55 percent in February.
As of mid-February, 7 percent of the GBTA respondents had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.
Good to Go
The vast majority of GBTA respondents say they will personally be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” traveling for business after receiving a Covid-19 vaccination.
A large segment of respondents feel it is a “good policy” to mandate Covid-19 testing for employees before they can travel for work. Those who see it as “bad policy” have two main concerns: first, that employees can test negative one day but pick up the virus the next, and second that the company does not have the legal authority to mandate testing.
As with Covid testing, many respondents believe that requiring employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before they can travel for business is good policy.
A New Flight Plan
The majority of GBTA respondents support airlines requiring passengers to provide proof of vaccination in order to fly once vaccines become more readily available. However, 28 percent do not support the idea and 16 percent are unsure. European respondents (65%) are more likely than those in North America (54%) to like the idea.