Business travel boosts creativity and productivity, particularly in Millennials

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Business travel boosts creativity and productivity, particularly in Millennials

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14 June 2019

By | 14 June 2019

About 6 out of 10 travellers feel more creative and productive when travelling for business

New research done by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, reveals that business travel inspires travellers, especially the generation of Millennials. In their answers, the respondents confirmed they feel more creative and productive when travelling for business.

Business travellers from Asia Pacific top the survey — 65 per cent feel more creative and 64 per cent more productive. It was followed by the Americas, with 58 per cent feeling more creative and 60 per cent more productive. European business travellers’ creativity and productivity is the least stimulated — 53 and 51 per cent respectively.

As for Millennials, 77 per cent of those in the Americas are more likely to say that they feel both more creative and productive. Asia Pacific follows with 75 per cent feeling more creative and 73 more productive. European Millennials stay a little behind, with 58 per cent of respondents feeling more creative and 57 per cent more productive).

 

6 out of 10 feel most productive when working face-to-face and collaborating with others — Shutterstock Business travel boosts creativity and productivity, particularly in Millennials Group Created with Sketch. 6 out of 10 feel most productive when working face-to-face and collaborating with others — Shutterstock

Moreover, 6 out of 10 travellers admitted they feel most productive when working face-to-face and collaborating with others. 30 per cent responded they feel most productive when working alone and 14 per cent when working remotely.

“These findings are not a surprise — travel energises people, fosters fresh thinking, creates connections — and nothing beats a face-to-face meeting,” said Niklas Andreen, executive VP and chief traveller experience officer at CWT.

Millennials more likely to travel

According to another survey carried out recently, younger generations are more likely to travel. 76 per cent of American Millennials are planning to travel in 2019.

During those trips that are not business related, American Millennials prefer to go on micro-vacations. They also prefer to spend time with family and friends as opposed to older generations who are mostly looking to relax.

More on travel trends among American consumers.

 

Jana Brnáková

Jana Brnáková

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