Business travel in India has got back its pace due to worldwide relaxations of travel restrictions. With that there has been a significant growth of face-to-face meetings. The innumerable benefits of face-to-face meetings has led to subsequent growth in business travel which remained dormant in the past few years. The benefits of face-to-face meetings are many, however, with our immense experience in business travel, we have listed few prominent benefits below.
Business development is one big factor of face-to-face meetings. The more you travel for your business the more you develop chances for new business acquisitions. New meetings, new people, new destinations are top influencers for better business, something which has a lesser chance in online meetings.
And its better in retaining long term relationships too. Most of the new business connections are formed in events, seminars and trade fairs where you get a pool of opportunity to interact with people.
Participants experience a lot of technical issues in online meetings. The most common of them are network issues, audio and video issues. One major but interesting issue is location. For example, a participant is attending a conference from his / her residence and there could be an accidental movement in the background by the participant’s family member. This could lead to a distraction and a break in the interaction. In face-to-face meetings you don’t have a chance for this because most of the serious business meetings will take place in either a conference hall or a meeting room.
One big advantage of face-to-face meeting is relation building and the lasting impact that people experience even after the meeting concludes. Face to face business meetings might had taken few steps back two years ago, but in recent times they have come back in full swing. Organizations and their business travelers can never deny the fact that face to face meetings always raise business opportunities more than the meetings conducted virtually. Certain reports from reputed magazines have revealed the effectiveness of business meetings over online discussions – Read here.
At Lufthansa City Center Travels & Rentals we create business opportunities by managing business travel over past few decades successfully. Our robust team of travel experts is taking care of reservations over flights, hotels and cars for business travelers around the globe by offering better fare, special deals and facilities. With our 24X7 emergency travel service we continue to provide better travel support to the corporate travelers across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.