COVID-19 and Corporate Travel
As a provider of corporate transportation across the globe, Ecko Worldwide Transportation Group is carefully monitoring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on business travel. We know that health and safety questions are looming on the minds of business travelers who have likely been grounded since March. We are eager to return to business as usual but know that "usual" will be redefined in the coming months and even years.
Obviously COVID-19 will have a significant impact on the way people travel for business today and well into the future. The ground transportation industry is working tirelessly to adapt our services to new safety standards intended to keep corporate America safe as they travel during the course of business.
Our industry is well aware of COVID-19-imposed travel restrictions and the significant impact it has had on business growth and the financial performance of companies both small and large. We know the importance of corporate travel for providing effective support and engagement of customers, potential customers, suppliers and business associates.
Corporate travel is critical to the success of many businesses, including ours. We believe that corporate travel will play a very important role in the economic recovery of our country. The are many businesses that cater to corporate travelers as we do. The corporate travel industry is made up of travel agencies, airports, airlines, hotels, car rental companies and of course chauffeured ground transportation. While these are the core providers, there are many ancillary service providers that have been equally affected by the loss of corporate travel business such as catering companies, technology companies, security services and entertainment. This doesn't include all the restaurants in America that literally provide the table from which to conduct business and make deals that are best done in person.
We want you to know that our industry has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 and we have adapted and became very innovative in our efforts to provide vehicles that are cleaned and treated to hospital standards of cleaning. Corporate travelers can return to travel with complete confidence.
Our industry has rapidly embraced new cleaning procedures, fogging treatments, limited passenger capacities, the use of face masks and the removal of commonly touched items like magazines. These are just a few of the things we have done behind the scenes to keep travelers safe.
In addition to those efforts, we continue to monitor and share information you need to get back to business travel as quickly and safely as possible. We believe that by monitoring current trends, mandates and guidelines and sharing them with our clients that you will be able to make more informed travel decisions that will increase traveler confidence and aid business recovery at the earliest opportunity. The recovery period is a very important time for our clients and will be the driving force behind our own business strategies as we move forward together.