On the Folo by Travel Weekly podcast on business travel, clockwise from top left: Travel Weekly editors Jerry Limone and Rebecca Tobin; Chris Conlin of Conlin Travel; and Jennifer WIlson-Buttigieg of Valerie Wilson Travel.
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Is it time for the return of business travel?
In the second half of a recording with web editor Jerry Limone, Conlin Travel CEO Chris Conlin and Valerie Wilson Travel co-president Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg focused on the comeback of one of the biggest segments of travel: Business travelers.
Business travel is big business. Valerie Wilson and Conlin, both Power List agencies (meaning they have at least $100 million in travel sales in a non-Covid year) are strong in corporate travel; for example.
You'll hear in this episode that both Conlin and Wilson-Buttigieg are confident that business travel and face-to-face meetings are getting ready for their big moment, especially as vaccines are rolled out, workers head back to their offices, the typical fall season for business travel kicks into gear and, importantly, conferences start to be held in person again.
This episode also coincides with our annual Focus on Business Travel cover story, in which our reporters took a look at some of the pandemic-era trends.
This episode was recorded June 15 and has been edited for length and clarity.
For more, listen to the first part of this podcast recording, which was published June 21, in which Limone, Conlin and Wilson-Buttigieg talked about leisure travel trends and Jennifer's trip to Paris, right as the border reopened.
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