Global Biz Travel Needs to Brace for a Slower 2020

Skift | August 02, 2019

The current Brexit deadline is set for Oct. 31, and it may finally provide some sort of resolution to a debate thats been up in the air for over three years. Of course the uncertainty isnt going to end just because a final decision has been made. The UK may be undergoing a massive adjustment, and no ones quite sure what exactly the future will look like.Meanwhile, there is the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, which is having major global ramifications. With everything that’s going on, its no wonder companies are becoming more cautious when it comes to corporate travel. People are looking for a sense of stability before making commitments, meaning 2020 may be a slow year in the business travel world.

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