‘Companies large and small form the backbone of the Australian economy and it’s clear that people overwhelmingly want a form of vaccine passport for business travel to really take off again,’ says Flight Centre Travel Group managing director for Australia James Kavanagh.
‘There’s no doubt vaccinations lead us down the path to freedom, but before those 70 and 80% thresholds are met, corporate travel is somewhat grounded and people who’ve done the right thing by rolling up their sleeve should have the option to fly freely.
‘We know there is a huge amount of pent-up demand for business travel and the desire to have face-to-face meetings is growing day-by-day. Virtual meetings still have their place and serve a purpose, but nothing beats that human interaction at a corporate and everyday level. You just have to look across the globe at nations like the US to see how business travel volumes come storming back when you are either vaccinated or have a form of vaccination passport.’