By And Large, Business Travel Is Not A Pleasurable Experience
Business travel has become so common that a considerable proportion of the corporate world of America is spending more time in airplanes and hotels than on their couches or in their automobiles.
According to a recent estimate, about 40 million adults in the US travel on business at least once a year to a location about 50 miles from home. More than 20 percent of the trips made by African Americans, for instance, are related to their work.
Those who do not need to travel frequently on business consider business travel glamorous and exciting. However, in reality, business travel is often arduous.
It is tough physically, tough on the family, and especially tough on the pockets of businesspersons who do not have the luxury of generous expense accounts to take care of their travel expenses.
In addition, those who travel on business regularly, quickly wise up to the fact that a stress-free and safe journey requires the smooth functioning of a number of interconnected factors, which includes the vagaries of the weather.
According to a study conducted recently, monitoring business travel trends:
- 58 percent of business travel is undertaken for association meetings and conferences,
- 43 percent comprising of business travel made by individuals,
- and 29 percent for corporate meetings.
The study also identified some of the most popular destinations within the US for business travel. They are:
- Washington, D.C.,
- New York,
- Los Angeles/Long Beach,
- Minneapolis-St. Paul,