Lack of business travel ‘affecting work’
Four in five business travellers (81%) have seen their jobs affected by a lack of cross-border business travel, new research shows.
A similar proportion of corporate travellers believethe lack of travel has made their company less productive, and 28% say they have felt unable to do their job effectively as a result.
The survey results demonstrate that while the majority of business meetings are now conducted via video call, there is a growing need and desire amongst a large number of business travellers to recommence travel, according to travel services and testing firm Collinson which collated the data.
British travellers on business would be most likely to pay a free seat next to them when flying, followed by Covid-testing upon arrival to improve their journeys.
Almost three quarters (73%) of travellers worldwide say they will prioritise their mental wellbeing more when they travel in future than they did before the pandemic.
This has risen from just one in three (35%) business travellers who raised concerns about the impact of business travel on their mental health before the pandemic, while a quarter (23%) said it increased their stress levels.