Preparing for Corporate Travel Post-Covid

It is only a matter of time before Corporate Travel returns

Travel came to a halt for most businesses in 2020 but with a global vaccination programme now in progress, it is only a matter of time before corporate travel returns. With only essential travel currently permitted, now is the time to start preparing your business for when travel resumes.

Corporate travel needs to be managed effectively to prevent disruptions during business trips, but with changes being made to travel requirements on a daily basis, it can be hard for businesses to manage their own travel in an efficient and productive manner. Appointing a Travel Management Company removes the stress and hassle for both the business and its employees.

Selective Travel Management have nearly 50 years of experience managing crises and can help prepare your business for a return to travel Post-Covid.


When travel is permitted, it is important to have a plan in place to effectively manage the travel demand within your company. Many businesses missed out on tradeshows, conferences, and events in 2020 and while these may not resume in 2021, preparations will need to be made for when they do take place. Other travel, such as sales visits and small meetings may be permitted in the near future.


It is important that businesses have a Travel Policy in place, and this will only become more important in a Post-Covid world. Whilst it is ultimately the businesses’ decision on who will travel and why it is essential, Selective Travel Management can provide your business with the support it needs to proceed with travel plans and can help adapt your Travel Policy to ensure it meets any new requirements.


At Selective Travel Management, we provide our clients with innovative and bespoke technology to simplify their business travel from A to B. We can help your business manage travel plans and expenses and more efficiently using our online tools that were built with the client in mind.

Our Online Tools include:

  • The Hub
  • Online Reporting (Trends)
  • Traveller Tracking
  • Traveller Profile Suite
  • Online Booking Tool

As a business, we understand how important it is for travel plans to run smoothly and we pride ourselves in helping our clients achieve that whilst ensuring a professional and cost-effective service.  

Safety and Wellbeing

Preparing for a return to travel may require checking whether your employee is comfortable travelling and ensuring they are not at high risk of infection or living with someone who is.

Other things to consider include:

  • The border status of the destination – are they accepting travellers from the UK?
  • Travel requirements - do you require a negative Covid test result?
  • Do they need to quarantine on arrival?

Although, employee safety and confidence has always been a priority, businesses need to review the risks of business travel in the ‘new normal’ that the pandemic has created. Business travel requirements will continue to change as the ability to travel between countries continues to change. Travel requirements and quarantine periods can alter day-to-day without warning as can spikes of infection rates in new locations. It is therefore important that your business stays up to date with the latest travel information and guidance, all of which can be expertly managed by Selective Travel Management.

While there is a lot to consider when returning to travel, Selective Travel Management can provide your business with the support it needs pre-trip, mid-trip and post-trip. Selective Travel Management will take care of any travel disruptions that may occur and ensure travellers have as smooth an experience as possible given the current climate.  It is our duty of care to ensure our clients feel safe and reassured in returning to travel during and Post-Covid.

Traveller wellbeing comes first and foremost for current travel, which means employees need robust pre-travel screenings, COVID-19 testing and access to medical and travel advice on the road if there are unexpected interruptions. To help make that journey easier, we have partnered with Randox to provide COVID-19 testing for clients who wish to travel to and from the UK.


If you would like to have your Business Travel Simplified, speak with a member of our team on (028) 9038 9007 or email