Quarter of employees want an extra night when travelling for business

Many travellers ask for an additional night's stay on a business trip so they can explore the location, a new survey has revealed.

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Image credit: iStock

Some 41% of employees say they want to travel more for business, while UK destinations were 10 times more popular for business travel, according to the survey commissioned by LateRooms.com Business.

Manchester, London, the Lake District, and Edinburgh were the top destinations for employees to visit in 2017, with the trend predicted to continue through to 2018.

Head of LateRooms for Business Graeme Descoteaux said: "It’s interesting to see employees are now being savvy with their business bookings, using them as an opportunity to take a night away and enjoy cost-effective access to the best of the UK."

The survey also examined different hotel preferences when booking for business travel.

WiFi connectivity remains a priority for business bookers, 73% of employees seek leisure facilities (gym, pool, sauna) when travelling, and 39% search for a hotel with an on-site bar or restaurant.

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