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Getting back on track after a difficult year will be a priority for many business owners up and down the country.

With the vaccine rollout currently underway and Covid-19 cases dropping day by day, the future is looking a little brighter.

With this in mind, time in lockdown is being wisely spent making plans for future growth. But here’s why a well-timed business trip could be just what you need to give your company a much-needed boost – after we come out of national lockdown.

Read on to discover why 2021 should be the year of business travel.

It’s an excellent opportunity to network

The importance and value of business networking shouldn’t be underestimated, even if we have to entertain business clients a little differently due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Business travel offers a great opportunity to cast your corporate net further afield and make relationships that will help you to succeed in new places.

Despite advances in technology and the ever-increasing role the internet plays in how we run our businesses, nothing quite matches the power of face-to-face networking.

We’ll let Wisestep explain more:

“Online networking can be extremely convenient and can make conducting business very easy, but it lacks the personal connection which a face to face meeting provides.

You can freely express yourself in a face to face meeting. And can make the opposite person understand your needs and requirements clearly.”

It’s a chance to explore pastures new

Business travel is the best way to explore new territory for business growth. By visiting a destination in person, you can get a real feel for what a new location has to offer your business.

Those considering business relocation will find their trip enables them to measure the true scope of a new site. You’ll be able to view the competition, meet potential clients and suppliers, stake out commercial space, and discover the talent that could take your business to the very next level.

It’s a fantastic morale boost

If you intend to take your employees along for the ride with you, a business trip can provide a much-needed morale boost.

Experiencing new places together will leave your employees feeling more engaged, motivated and productive than ever, which is something they may need if you’re reintroducing them back to the workplace following a long period working from home or on furlough.

It’ll offer plenty of inspiration

As well as giving employees who previously worked from home a chance to re-engage, a business trip can spark the creativity that will put your company on the map.

Remote working may have provided a lifeline for many companies and their workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has resulted in a number of negative effects among workforces. Loneliness, isolation, and accountability have all suffered as a result of the remote working revolution.

Creativity has also been impacted by remote working, with the traditional ways of collaborating taken away from workers.

The new experience of business travel however could just foster the creativity, collaboration, and inspiration that’s been missing.

Even if you’re going it alone on a business trip, travelling at the right time in the right location with the right mindset could offer the change of scenery needed to spark new ideas, prevent burnout, and ultimately create a whole new world of opportunities.

Remember you don’t have to travel overseas to explore new avenues of growth for your business.

Cambridge is a great destination for corporate travel, see why for yourself by booking a business trip with Citystay.