New study shows business professionals enjoy intrinsic travel benefits
Friday, August 17, 2012
A new study conducted by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott gives new insight into business travelers' personal satisfaction, showing that time spent traveling is a source of happiness and fulfillment. The study included data from more than 1,000 of the nation's most frequent business travelers.
Although these frequent travelers often stay in corporate housing or hotels rather than at home, 83 percent said they appreciate their personal time more as a result, and 86 percent said that they value their time with their friends and families more. Fifty-nine percent said that coming home from a business trip is like a honeymoon with their spouse.
In addition to increased appreciation of their personal lives, business travelers reported feeling more prepared in life (76 percent), enjoying closer kinship with coworkers (37 percent) and being seen as expert travelers by their friends and family (76 percent).
Life on the road can mean different things to different people, but many professionals enjoy their increased mobility.
"While more than half of frequent business travelers say they work twice as much when on the road, they also experience a certain feeling of freedom," said Shruti Buckley, Fairfield Inn & Suites VP and global brand manager. "Sixty percent report feeling free to do whatever they want, which is empowering, as is getting their job done."