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Business travelers more successful with fewer restrictions

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A recent survey showed that business travelers feel their business trips are more successful when they have fewer restrictions from their employers.

The Global Business Travel Association surveyed nearly 1,800 business travelers to determine the difference between managed and unmanaged travelers.

The business travelers ranked the success of a business trip on a scale of zero to 100, with 100 representing a trip that achieved all its goals. Trips with strict travel policies that mandate the hotels and travel agencies that travelers use received a score of 73.

For the travelers who were given guidelines and recommendations, the trips’ scores were 76. The employees who traveled with no guidelines or policies from an employer ranked their trip success at 79.

“Understanding the individual needs of the business traveler will help companies develop tactics that keep travelers productive and motivated,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director. “Investing in this research will provide companies with the insights they need to support their road warriors so they can get the most out of each trip.”

For more information, read the L.A. Times article.