Around 20% of business travellers have decided against adding leisure days to their trips because of how it may look to their employer, a survey by Egencia has found.
Business travellers in Asia are the most conscious of this, with 32% wary of tagging some holiday onto their business trip, with North America and Europe following at 20% and 15%, respectively.
Additional findings include:
55% take less than six business trips per year on average, and 68% take at least one business and leisure trip per year
Destination location is by far the biggest factor in determining whether or not to take a business and leisure trip, with 30% of North America business travellers prioritising location, compared to 25 percent in the EU and Asia
Proximity to the weekend and proximity to friends and family came in a close second and third for global respondents, at 23% and 16% respectively.
The Egencia study polled 9,000 people across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, and has shown that while business/leisure travel is on the rise, employer perception, destination and proximity to the weekend all play into the decision-making process.
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