The key to employee recruitment and retention is the opportunity for business travel, according to new research.
A 12-month study, commissioned by Booking.com for Business, found 30% of employees accepted their job because of the business travel opportunities on offer.
It also showed more than a third – 38% – would apply for a new job if offered more business travel.
This figure rises to 46% among 18-34 year-olds.
A total of 45% of those quizzed said they value business travel over traditional workplace benefits.
Only a third of professionals feel their work and leisure time is “very intertwined” in particular those working in agriculture and farming (43%), architecture and design (43%) and management consultancy (42%).
In total, 17,038 workers were surveyed across 24 countries.
Ripsy Bandourian, product development senior director at Booking.com for Business, said: “Having opportunities to travel for business is increasingly prized by working professionals, led by the millennial generation.
“And more than ever, business travellers want to maximise their time spent in a business destination for both work and leisure.”