Development of Business Travel During the Covid -19 Pandemic and after the Ease of Restrictions
Today, business travel is one of the most interesting phenomena of the 21st century and occupies a significant segment of the tourism and hospitality market. The globalization of the world economy and, as a result, the intensification of scientific, business, and cultural ties encourages trips with official and business purposes and encourages various levels of business events. There is a demand for corporate events even in the context of a pandemic. The article shows the importance of business travel in the modern tourism industry. The article describes the types of business travel, considers the features and components of business travel, its role in the overall turnover of the tourism business, emphasizes the need to create a modern infrastructure of the business travel market, shows the relationship of the main subjects of business travel, presents statistics on the level of development of business travel in the pre-pandemic period. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused significant disruptions to international travel due to travel restrictions, has been analyzed. A model for the development of MICE tourism in the period after the lifting of restrictions has been proposed, which can be used to promote business travel in general. The prospects for the development of business travel after the ease of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been presented. The study concluded that after the ease of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, business travel should be aimed at expanding the tourist range, creating unique experiences, diversifying the tourist offer, creating conditions for epidemic safety and leisure.