Wakefield: Global Business Traveller Report 2022 – Australia and New Zealand

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Nearly all business travellers are willing to travel again, yet the way companies are managing the return to travel may prove problematic. The business travel trends show that most business travellers report their companies are returning to pre-pandemic travel levels but are spreading it among fewer employees, an approach that leaves the majority unhappy with their travel frequency.

  • 65% of ANZ business travellers report their current travel frequency is not meeting their expectations.
  • 40% of ANZ business travellers are travelling less than they’d prefer and 25% are travelling more than they would like.

While most of those travelling too little are willing to wait for things to improve, many who are on the road more than they’d like are ready to bring about the change themselves – even if that means a change of employers. But recruiting these eager travellers will come at a cost during this era of intense labor competition, as nearly all want extra perks to take a job requiring more travel.

Meeting business travellers’ expectations is likely the better option for companies, which includes ensuring their travel schedules meet needs as well as offering the travel flexibility they deem essential. Business travellers are focused on safeguarding their well-being and safety concerns. Sustainable travel continues to be a key consideration for business travellers as well, offering an additional opportunity for employers to cater to employees’ travel requirements.

These findings come from a survey of 3,850 business travellers across 25 global markets commissioned by SAP Concur through Wakefield Research. Download the whitepaper to learn more.


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