Business tourists steer clear of social media on trips

 Saturday, July 7, 2018 


international social mediaA survey conducted on business tourists indicated that they acquire both professional as well as personal perks out of business trips including breaking the routine, travelling to new places and residing in expensive hotels.



But, the majority refuse to post their experiences on social media.



The poll made on 2,000 business travellers by Conferenceleeds discovered that in addition to the business benefits of travel that comprised face-to-face connections and rising revenue that is about 27 per cent love the bonus of staying in hotels that otherwise could not afford.



A third prefer to utilize the opportunity to see places they might never have gone on their own and the same amount like experiencing other cultures.



In terms of work, about 37 per cent believe that travelling for work six times a year adding up to 20 days away from the office on business tours. A further 46 per cent have travelled abroad on the company dime.



People in the East Midlands travel more for work more than any other region averaging seven trips a year  and those on Northern Ireland travel the least at least five trips annually.



Nearly six in ten of those surveyed said their job has allowed them to travel to parts of the world they wouldn’t otherwise have considered visiting. Half find it to be an unexpected luxury when they are asked to travel further afield by their company.



Despite this, the majority follow security tips not to share details of their trip on social media, with 71 per cent saying they refuse to post about their business travel. Men are more likely to be wary of social media than women (72 per cent compared to 70 per cent).



Younger travellers are also more likely to share their business travel experience on social media than their older counterparts – half of 18 to 24 year olds compared to 15 per cent of over-55s.



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