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9 SEPTEMBER 2013
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Travel experts American Express released its findings after analysing the habits of 1,500 business travellers.
According to the survey, 43% of UK business travellers are now making more day trips than overnight stays; however, six in 10 surveyed say that they have extended a business trip in order to take a personal holiday.
Additionally, in spite of overall better wi-fi connectivity, it seems that they actually prefer having a break from work. In fact, only 17% of UK travellers surveyed work while on long flights. Socialising or networking is out; only 1% surveyed using their time to interact with other passengers.
The majority of UK-based business travellers surveyed say they turn to a combination of diet and exercise in order to maintain good health while travelling. According to the survey, more than seven out of 10 (71%) say they will drink extra water, 60% stretch on the plane, and 30% use anti-bacterial wipes. Only 29% will use the gym at the hotel. A surprising 24% of Brits surveyed wear compression socks in-flight (compared to just 7% in the US). 27% said that they avoid alcohol and only 18% will supplement their diet with vitamins (US 41%).
Hotel wi-fi, hotel breakfast and airport lounge access are most important in that order. www.americanexpress.com
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