Business Travel is important for raising profile at an Organisation according to new survey
Meeting new people is the main benefit (30%) of business travel, according to a new survey of business travellers, but it’s also important for building relationships and raising an individual’s profile in an organisation.
The survey of 500 business travellers, conducted by Opinium* and commissioned by World Travel Protection, a leading global travel assistance organisation, finds a quarter say business travel provides an opportunity to take part in higher profile work (25%), offers informal time with colleagues to build relationships (26%) and raises their profile in the organisation (24%).
It is also an opportunity to do new and more enriching work (27%), do work that they might not otherwise have done (24%) and also to spend individual facetime with important people in an organisation (21%).
Kate Fitzpatrick, Regional Security Director, UK, World Travel Protection says, “Business travel can be a career accelerator. Bonds are formed navigating unfamiliar environments and sharing experiences outside of the normal confines of a workday. Hierarchies are generally loosened when you’re on the road as well.
“With hybrid working becoming the norm, it’s interesting to see that business travellers are valuing the importance of business travel as a chance to connect with senior people in an organisation and to raise their profile.”
*Opinium online survey conducted with 500 UK business travellers, who travel internationally for business at least once a year, between 12 – 19 May 2022.
About World Travel Protection
For 30 years, World Travel Protection (WTP) has taken care of corporate and leisure travellers across the globe by providing access to 24-hour emergency assistance.
In addition to support services for medical, travel, and security emergencies, WTP – part of the Zurich Insurance Group – educates and trains businesses to mitigate exposure to inherent risks associated with travelling abroad. Emergency assistance encompasses medical case management, evacuation & repatriation together with providing access to virtual care services (telehealth) and security intelligence.
A key foundational component of a leading assistance provider is its global network. WTP’s GlobalCare Network ensures our customers have access to over 20,000 providers worldwide. Millions of travellers place their trust in WTP each year for assistance across 200 countries. For more information, visit www.worldtravelprotection.com.
World Travel Protection is a trading name of Cover-More Insurance Services Limited