The survey by Booking.com for Business found that 30 percent of business travellers said they would accept a lower-paying job if it meant more travel for work. “No longer seen as lost time or a career inconvenience, business travel is increasingly seen as an opportunity to expand horizons, find inspiration and progress in a career,” says Ripsy Bandourian, director of product development at Booking.com for Business.
“The research shows that company bosses are potentially under-valuing business travel as a staff remuneration ‘bargaining chip’ as well as a workforce motivation and retention tool,” according to Booking.com.
The survey also found that:
- 49 percent of business travellers have extended a business trip to a different city or country in the past 12 months, with 27 percent intending to do so in 2017
- 46 percent of business travellers believe they will travel more for business in 2017 than they did in 2016
Where are business travellers likely to go? Booking.com says that the fastest-growing destinations for business travel include Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Guangzhou, New York, Budapest, Singapore, Hong Kong, Prague, and Amsterdam.