Business travel has increased with the gradual easing of COVID-19 travel restrictions and the rollout of effective COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Yet the risk of COVID-19 remains present, as lockdowns in China during the first half of 2022 have shown.
Organisations continue to face a further Duty of Care to their travellers to protect against the risk of COVID-19, whilst monitoring the challenges faced by rising political and economic instability fuelled by supply chain issues, the surge in inflation, the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, global conflicts, and more.
It is necessary for organisations to be ready to adapt and adjust to the challenges that this and future years may present. Risks need to be carefully considered in light of a volatile and unpredictable threat landscape, with employees and travellers at the heart of every decision and policy.