Business travellers rate internet over food and comfort

Business travellers rate internet over food and comfort

Almost two thirds (62%) of business travellers require a high-speed internet connection rather than food and comfort, a survey out today claims.

Millennials aged between 18 and 34 are more likely to have travelled for business in the last two years than those aged over 35 (25% and 15% respectively).

This demonstrates how important it is that companies and travel suppliers need to understand what this group needs, according to serviced apartment provider Saco.

Results of a YouGov poll of 2,000 British adults, released to coincide with the opening of the Business Travel Show in London, show that more than half of Millennial travellers value a high-speed broadband connection, compared to 39% of older travellers.

On the whole, 46% of younger people are more enthusiastic about future innovations, with appetite for access to technology in rooms being notably higher than older age brackets.

However, 89% chose a comfortable bed as an important factor when staying away from home.

Saco sales director Ben Harper said: “Our new research findings serve to underpin the travel behaviours of Millennials and consequently what we foresee for the future of business travel.

“By 2020, Millennials will represent over half the workforce, and therefore their insight into technological innovations and what they want from a serviced apartment is gold dust.

“We’re considering these findings as we continue to expand and tailor our services to the modern traveller of today and tomorrow.”

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