Global Small-Medium Business Traveller Report 2022

global smb traveller report 2022

Eager to Hit the Road More Often

While business travellers remain willing to travel this year, many at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees are travelling less than they’d prefer right now. Though a significant number are blaming this on a “more travel on fewer shoulders” approach by their companies, many have concerns about the broader travel landscape, particularly from rising oil prices and inflation as well as threats to their budgets.

These business travellers feel empowered and are poised to act if their travel schedules don’t improve. A significant number are willing to look for a new position, and most are willing to turn down assigned trips that threaten their health, safety, personal life, or mental health.

Attracting them to a position with more travel may be less expensive than expected, as they are interested in more than just a higher salary or bonus, leaving room to entice with flexible working and perks that support work-life balance.

SAP Concur surveyed 1,650 business travellers in 6 markets, conducted by Wakefield Research, to gain insight into the state of business travel at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.