A study commissioned by IHG’s Crowne Plaza shows that more than half of British business travellers would be willing to take a pay cut if they could travel more for work.

In addition, it revealed that almost two thirds of business travellers see work trips as a means of “achieving their personal goals and travel ambitions”, while as many as 80 per cent feel pressured to work in their free time.

Conducted by Onepoll, the study surveyed 1,000 professionals aged between 25 and 45. Commenting on the findings, Mike Greenup, vice president, brand management of Crowne Plaza said:

“It’s clear that how people feel about business travel is changing. A typical business traveller spends between 21 and 40 nights away each year, and our Crowne Plaza research and guest insights demonstrate that today’s business travellers want to maximise their downtime.”

“We know it’s not all about work when you’re on a business trip and our new outlook is that we’re ‘all business, mostly’.”

Some 55 per cent also revealed that they try to make better use of their time when travelling on business, and are more opportunistic than in their daily lives.

Madison Doner