Travel pivotal to employee retention, says Booking.com for Business

Travel pivotal to employee retention, says Booking.com for Business

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.”

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