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Business travel in fun facts and figures


For some of us, business travel is a necessity and can often be a chore. For others, a meeting outside of work can be a great excuse to leave the office and potentially see more of the world. The global hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group have put together an interesting set of facts and figures detailing the habits of today’s UK business travellers.

The (predominantly) male business travellers in the UK prefer to fly with British Airways, with EasyJet not far behind, and FlyBe a distant third. Those choices are governed by the convenience of the airport’s location, the flight timings, and the price.

Business travellers from the UK don’t like to slum it – 38% opt to stay in a three star hotel, 43% in a four star, and 10% in five star luxury. Only 2% opt for a one star hotel! Technology is a key factor in UK business traveller’s lives – 42% of them could not live without the internet on their mobile phone, and they are most likely to have property, sport, banking and travel apps installed.

Worryingly for the health of those UK business travellers, 43% are worried about work during their leisure time, and 62% believe there’s not enough hours in the day to do everything they need to. Here’s the infographic in full – it makes for interesting reading!

UK business travel

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Ever since he was knee-high to a grasshopper Al has always been a sucker for an adventure. As a kid he was lucky enough to be taken along on exotic far flung family jaunts and since then he’s developed a taste for new cultures. From the sizzling street markets of Bangkok to the alligator infested waters of the Florida Everglades, he loves to be fully immersed in his surroundings, soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of every new destination he visits. Travelling and writing aside, he has spent many years working in the fine wine trade and certainly knows his clarets from his chiantis. He also has a special fondness for craft beer and all things artisan as well as his favourite destinations; Jamaica, Austria, Netherlands, Thailand and Mauritius.


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