Skift Take

Business travel may finally return to pre-pandemic levels in 2024, and a boost in flight connectivity is helping.

Trips taken by education consultants and technology providers serving colleges and universities led business travel this year between the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.  

Corporate bookings have surged 44% this year through October. Sales from the education sector were up 150%. Other leading drivers of corporate travel were government or nonprofit, IT, services, mining, and oil and gas companies. 

The numbers come from Flight Centre Travel Group's Corporate Traveler and FCM divisions. 

The highest travel expenditures have been recorded by colleges and universities, followed by technology providers serving educational needs and education