Better to get it over with and move on. The truth hurts but it also frees, so here it is.
YOU AREN'T GETTING RECALLED.
Not soon, not late, not ever. The world has changed, and some industries(yours)especially will never be the same again. Business Travelers have discovered the ease, convenience, and time/money savings of online meeting platforms.
Companies are using online like never before and saving enormous amounts of time and money. They aren't going back to an expensive, time consuming, and now outdated model of face to face meetings that require long distance travel.
The economy is not recovering, it bounced due to trillions in free money stimulus that's gone now, and if you think the govt is going to give money away forever you're a tad naive. Welcome to your new reality, your old one is gone for good.