Pack Your Bag. Business Trips Are Coming Back.
- August 19, 2022
- Corporate Professionals
Corporate travel is still in a slump, but that may be about to change.
In a recent survey three out of four travelers are planning trips from now through the fall.
Among frequent business travelers, that number increases to more than four out of five, according to a survey of US business travelers by an American Express Trendex poll.
Conferences come out on top of the survey as the most common reason for taking a trip over the next six months with a whopping 31 percent while 27 percent represent work-related training.
A great number of respondents (53 percent) would more undoubtedly consider linking leisure travel with a business trip now than before the pandemic.
It would be considered by two-thirds of business travelers (66 percent) to add days for leisure travel to their business trip to explore the city they are visiting. That number rises to 76 percent among Millennial travelers.
The survey found more than half (55 percent) are inclined to add leisure days to their business trip because of working remotely.
As expected, business travelers would prefer to add extra leisure time to their business trips if the point of destination had beach and ocean resorts (49 percent). They also would like quality dining at local restaurants (48 percent) and their hotels to be organized for work, including WiFi and large desks (41 percent).
A great number of business travelers (61 percent) believe an incentive to travel for more business trips would be having more vacation time, the survey found the number rises to more than two-thirds (70 percent) for Millenial business travelers.
This fall, parents seem to be more eager to travel for business, with 83 percent announcing they are ready to take a business trip, and 60 percent considering leisure time as an option now more than before the pandemic. Almost the exact percentage (59 percent) would rather bring the family on a business trip because of remote employment.
The research results show a great momentum in business travel recovery. A Global Business Travel Association poll in March identified that 78 percent of travel professionals feel very positive about the path to getting back to normal. Compared to the GBTA’s in a January poll, it is up substantially when 54 percent of the same professionals felt positive.
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