Bit by the travel bug

AMSTERDAM, 26 January 2017: The travel industry should brace itself for a new breed of business travellers who favour new travel experiences over traditional workplace benefits.

New research reveals that a staggering 30% of business travellers would accept a lower paying job if it meant they could travel more.

Commissioned by 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.

Business for Business director of product development, Ripsy Bandourian, comments: “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.”

“As such, business travellers expect their employers to keep pace with their need for greater fluidity and flexibility and are even prepared to negotiate on salary to do so.”

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