Christopherson Business Travel Cuts Half Of Staff As Travel Industry Staggers

[UPDATE, March 19, 2020: Christopherson Business Travel provided additional details on the cost cuts. The company let go half of 270 employees. "Our plan is to re-employ them as soon as things turn around," according to CEO Mike Cameron. "Most are on furlough." The company also continues to work with about 200 independent contractors.]

Mike and Camille Cameron purchased Utah's Christopherson Business Travel 30 years ago this month. This week, the company had to dismiss about half of its staff due to the impact of the coronavirus.

"As you know, travel bookings . . .

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Jay Campbell

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Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

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The next few months are going to be very tough for all in our industry. We will need to look out for each other and help where and whenever we can. Keep in mind that just 15 days ago, companies were desperate for talented, experienced professionals. It might take a while, but it will come around. I know that sounds “pollyanna-ish.” But for perspective, I am a 100% commissioned professional. I know and feel the pain and stress.