Meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (also called the MICE industry) were largely put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. With global travel restrictions, remote work, and a preference for virtual meetings and events compared to in-person ones, there simply hasn’t been a need for groups to gather.
But nearing the end of 2021, we are now seeing a resurgence in business-related events, and with it an uptick in private jet travel.
Many companies are eager to move on from the distancing effects of the pandemic and resume business as usual. As more restrictions on travel and gatherings are relaxed, events and meetings for business are able to thrive once more.
As your company prepares to step back into its routine of corporate MICE activities, it’s important to continue making health and safety a top priority. Here’s how private charter flights fit into a safe business strategy.
MICE Travel Demands Reliable Solutions
Travel methods, precautions, and restrictions have been a primary concern for MICE activities, particularly for businesses whose attendees come from all around the world. Destinations must be chosen carefully to ensure each person can access the event. Private jet charters help to fill this gap by providing bespoke, reliable solutions. Brokers like Access Jet Group work with each client’s flight requirements and have a solid understanding of local ordinances for travel that may impact your trip.
Our network of more than 7,000 aircraft allows us to accommodate MICE travels of any size. Private aircraft operators do not face many of the same challenges as commercial airlines, such as schedule disruptions and flight cancellations. Every trip is designed around your needs, making private jets inherently more reliable.
What’s more, private jet charters allow companies to gain a greater level of control over their flight experience. This includes transporting one passenger or large groups of people to a conference or event, ensuring enough space and seating for everyone. Considerations for logistics are arguably more important than ever, and our clients lean on our industry expertise to do the heavy lifting for them.
Working with a broker experienced in group travel is invaluable to your success. Trust our expert advice and recommendations so that your entire group can make the most of your experience.
Enjoy Greater Travel Flexibility
Creating a travel experience that suits the needs of many is no easy task, but private charters can make the experience more fluid and flexible. Private jets give you more control over flight times, rather than having to stick with the fixed timetables of commercial airports.
You also gain access to more airports than you would with larger airlines, allowing you to get even closer to your destination. Flights leave on your schedule, not their own, so there’s no risk of leaving a member of your group behind because they arrived late.
Use this flexibility to spend more time networking, soaking in the knowledge learned at a conference, or following up with leads from an event.
Create Personalized Travel Experiences
MICE-related travels focus on the experience, the outcomes and takeaways that leave with each person who attends. It’s often the small details that make the greatest impact and stand out in attendees’ minds long after the event concludes. The same can also be said for the way you travel to and from your engagements.
Nothing speaks louder than the personal touches that tell you a trip was created with you in mind. Access Jet Group specializes in bespoke air travel, allowing you to enhance every aspect of your trip.
From choosing in-flight music and movies to customizing the snack bar to having a limo meet you at your arrival gate, the sky is the limit. Our extensive network of operators allows us to cater to even your most specific needs, such as reserving meeting spaces at the airport to allow your group to socialize before boarding the flight.
If you’re not sure about how to customize your travel experience, leave the details to us! We’ll help you explore different possibilities, from branded cocktail napkins to gifts waiting for your guests onboard the aircraft. Just let us know the impression you want to create and we’ll take every step possible to make it unforgettable.
Expect an Increased Focus on Safety
Perhaps now more than ever, more companies are putting an increased emphasis on employee health and safety. This is one reason why business travel has remained at a standstill for so long.
But when travel must continue, some of the biggest advantages of private air travel become more apparent.
Because each flight is designed to accommodate single groups rather than the general public, businesses bank on a cleaner, safer, more socially distanced environment onboard the aircraft. Exposure to the airport environment is limited since private jet operators have their own terminals and security lines. Passengers come into contact with fewer people, helping to reduce their potential exposure to illness and disease.
What’s more, our operators are taking additional security precautions on every flight, including temperature checks and the use of PPE. Aircraft are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in between each use If you require additional safety measures, please let us know how we can accommodate you.
With MICE activities returning and the pandemic still ongoing, proper planning for business travel is more important than ever. To be fair, scheduling group charters has always been complex for businesses, but working with the right private jet broker can make it a more rewarding and memorable experience.
We invite you to speak with one of our concierges and start planning your business group travel today!