Some business travellers would take a pay cut in return for more travel

Casually dressed middle aged man working on laptop in aircraft cabin during his business travel. Shallow depth of field photo with focus on businessman eye.

Nearly one in three business travellers would trade salary for the ability to travel more for their jobs according to a survey from booking.com.

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.

www.booking.com


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