January 27, 2011

Whats most important for business travelers when choosing a hotel?

According to a new study by Travel Leaders, the top five selections were: Location – near business meeting (82.8%), Rewards program – frequent guest points (54.4%), Free Wi Fi (31.4%), Location – near airport (17.7%), and Free breakfast (13.2%).

Other Findings

- Combining Business with Leisure – When asked if clients combine business travel with leisure or family trips, 65.7 percent indicated “Yes.”

- Changes in Company Travel Policy – When Travel Leaders experts were asked if they had “noticed a change in booking practices which require business travel clients to book their flights in advance,” 54 percent said “No” while 46 percent said “Yes.”

- First/Business Class vs. Coach – When asked to provide the percentage of business clients who are purchasing first class tickets, 31.8 percent of Travel Leaders business travel experts indicated that 11 percent or more of their bookings are in first or business class. Another 56.4 percent indicated that between one and 10 percent of their clientele is flying “up front.”

Get the full study at Travel Leaders