The Pandemic Slowed Growth In Online Booking Adoption

The share of business travel bookings made online by travelers relative to phone or email with an agent fell for many entities in 2020. It seems that in a crisis, many humans trust humans more than machines to have the latest info. Technologists and travel management companies are working on ways to help resume growth in online self-service, which is less costly than manual intervention. The challenges are significant, particularly for international travel as it restarts.

Where a business traveler should look for the latest Covid-related restrictions or requirements is one issue. Companies may try . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

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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