Large variations in business travel home connections - study

Around half of business travellers from the Americas contact their families when on business trips, more than those from other regions. according to a new CWT Connected Traveler study.
Only one-third (31 per cent) of travellers from Asia Pacific (APAC) and around a quarter (27 per cent) of Europeans touch base with their families while on the road.
The survey of more than 1,900 business travellers revealed that travellers from the Americas are also more likely to check in more than once a day (47 per cent), whether by phone, text, email or other methods, compared with travellers from Europe (37 per cent) and APAC (32 per cent).
 
While there were similarities across the Americas, Europe and APAC, the study exposed key differences in the ways and frequency with which business travellers connect with family. For example, European travellers (49 per cent) are more likely to use a phone to communicate with family and friends while traveling compared with 43 per cent of those from the Americas and 41 per cent from APAC.
 
Conversely, travellers from the Americas (20 per cent) are more likely to text family and friends than those from APAC (17 per cent) or Europe (13 per cent). Regardless of location, the research revealed that around a quarter of travellers from each region Skype their families.

 

Large variations in business travel home connections - study

Around half of business travellers from the Americas contact their families when on business trips, more than those from other regions. according to a new CWT Connected Traveler study.
Only one-third (31 per cent) of travellers from Asia Pacific (APAC) and around a quarter (27 per cent) of Europeans touch base with their families while on the road.
The survey of more than 1,900 business travellers revealed that travellers from the Americas are also more likely to check in more than once a day (47 per cent), whether by phone, text, email or other methods, compared with travellers from Europe (37 per cent) and APAC (32 per cent).
 
While there were similarities across the Americas, Europe and APAC, the study exposed key differences in the ways and frequency with which business travellers connect with family. For example, European travellers (49 per cent) are more likely to use a phone to communicate with family and friends while traveling compared with 43 per cent of those from the Americas and 41 per cent from APAC.
 
Conversely, travellers from the Americas (20 per cent) are more likely to text family and friends than those from APAC (17 per cent) or Europe (13 per cent). Regardless of location, the research revealed that around a quarter of travellers from each region Skype their families.