Road Warriors Positive About Business Travel, Says Survey
By Harvey Chipkin
Business travelers feel that positives outweigh negatives at work (92 percent) and at home (82 percent) when traveling for business, according to research from CWT. Travelers from the Americas are the most enthusiastic at 94 percent and 86 percent respectively, followed by travelers from Asia-Pacific at 93 percent and 84 percent, and Europe at 89 percent and 77 percent. CWT’s research also shows that developing trust (39 percent), getting to know people better (32 percent), and efficiencies (31 percent) are the top three benefits of meeting with people in person for travelers worldwide. Niklas Andréen, chief traveler experience officer, said that traveling to a new destination, meeting peers face-to-face for the first time, networking with people who can help to advance the traveler’s business as well as his or her career, and getting out of the work routine are “some of the most exciting factors” associated with business travel, according to the findings. The survey was based on responses from more than 2,700 business travelers earlier this year.