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Top 3 Current Trends in Business Travel

on 14 November 2016


Posted by Kevin Senior

New technologies have had a shrinking effect on the world. Never before has it been so easy to connect with clients and partners on the other side of the world. Despite this ease of connection, the need to meet in person has not been rendered obsolete.

The same technologies that have made it easier to connect with the world have also paradoxically made business travel all the more important. According to the Global Business Travel Association, global business travel in 2015 broke records by tallying $1.2 trillion USD. The ability to travel has been made possible by these nascent advancements in technology.

Faster Broadband Speed

No more are the days of waiting ages for a file to download or a page to load. Enhanced broadband speed has made it easy for us to access high-speed internet no matter where we are. South Korea currently has the fastest broadband speed followed by a number of European countries. Access to a widespan high-speed network means we can work just about anywhere without the fear of slowing down due to a fatigued broadband.

Online Collaboration Software

Gone are the days of packing a suitcase to the brim with pertinent business documents. Presentations, contracts and business related documents can now all by accessed via a collaboration software that connects you to everyone in your office or team. The cloud has enabled companies to use off-base servers to store information. This data can now be obtained so long as you have internet connection. Being able to easily communicate with co-workers while out of the office can help people form important business relationships that can then be further reinforced with a face-to-face meeting.

Ubiquitous Wi-Fi

An agile internet connection means nothing without being able to access it. Wi-Fi is a must for businesses of all types. Hotels, pubs, planes and even parks provide internet access. Our reliance on the internet necessitates constant access. The omnipresence of Wi-Fi means businesses can leave the physical office behind and take advantage of all the associated benefits, such as improved motivation, better scalability and slashed overheads.

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About this author: Kevin Senior

Managing Director at Glasscubes. With over 30 years experience working with businesses of all sizes and industries, Kevin brings success to fast growing companies advising on best practices and growth lead technology solutions.