Over the course of time, business travel has changed almost at par with consumer expectations. Despite being an ethnocentric topic, the impact of technology on business travel has shown similar trends across the same social stratums in different countries.
A study by the Global Business Travel Association reveals interesting facts and figures. According to the Business Travel Sentiment Index, technology played a crucial role in business as business travellers and commuters cited the need to “stay connected” as their most important requirement during travelling.
In the United Sates, more than 80% of the business travellers cited that continual access to Wi-Fi is vital to their work productivity. 87% Brazilians, 80% British, 52% Japanese, 83% Canadians and 75% Australians also cite Wi-Fi as their most important need when travelling.
In modern times, the process of business travelling contains several “pain points”. Security checking procedures, signal jammers, and high web traffic are some of the many factors that restrict Wi-Fi access for many.
This limited-to-no access to Wi-Fi internet has often been cited as one of the most annoying incidents faced by business travellers and has led them to fill out complaint forms. When asked to share their business travelling experiences, it appears that Mexicans (on an average) are the most satisfied with their travels while Japanese, in general, appear the least satisfied.
It is worth noting that despite the impact of technology on business travel, the general economic outlook also plays an important role in determining the business travel satisfaction levels for different travellers.
More than 67% Mexicans believe that the economy is in good shape, whilst only 32% Americans agree with this notion. 50% Canadians and 52% British also view their economies to be performing well. Germans and Japanese are also critical of their economies, and this contributes towards their satisfaction level for business travel.
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