Australian business travellers are far more likely to consider their travels a “ripper” (that’s a good time Down Under) than their American, Canadian, and British counterparts, according to a new survey.
Eight out of 10 Australian business travellers said they were satisfied with the quality of their business trips, the survey by Chrome River Technologies found, and Aussies were 25 per cent more likely to be very satisfied with their travelers than those from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.
The survey also found a high degree of correlation between business travel satisfaction and the perception of quality and flexibility in corporate travel policies.
Seeing new places was universally seen as the top benefit of business travel among survey respondents, while spending time away from family was viewed as the biggest drawback regardless of nationality.
“Aside from these two commonalities, U.S. business travellers have significantly different perspectives: while Australian, British and Canadian travelers cite enjoyment of the overall business travel experience as a top benefit, for Americans, it’s earning travel loyalty points,” according to the report.
Another big difference: “American travellers like spending time with their coworkers,” the report noted. “Almost 15 per cent say that spending time with colleagues they like is their favorite part of business travel, almost five times as high as any other nationality. At the other end of the spectrum, nearly 11 per cent of British travellers cite needing to spend time with coworkers that they don’t like as the worst part of business travel – almost double that of any other country.”
The survey included more than 1,500 business travellers from the four countries.