Delhi emerged as the most preferred destination for business travellers, closely followed by Bangalore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad
Oyo’s mid-year business travel report – a survey carried out by global hospitality technology company Oyo – points out that a sustained momentum was visible in business travel, reported ETTravelWorld. It may be pointed out that business activities across all industries have started from January 2022.
Delhi emerged as the most preferred destination for business travellers, closely followed by Bangalore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.
The recovery in business travel, says the report, is being led by the younger generation. 43 per cent of business travellers were in the 20-24 years age group, followed by 25-30 years (34.5 per cent) and 31-45 years (18.6 per cent). It was interesting to note that after months of virtual meetings and telephonic conversations, younger business travellers such as college graduates and those who had just joined the workforce or business, such as traders and small enterprises, were more keen to return to face-to-face interactions.
The business travel report data also shows that approximately 29 per cent travellers travel once in a month, 25 per cent travel once in three months and 21 per cent travel once in a week. Also, 73 per cent travel for 3 days, 19 per cent travel for 3 to 7 days and only 4 per cent travel for more than a week
Within the business travel category, the three biggest constituents were corporate employees at 29 per cent, small business owners at 17.7 per cent and government employees at 12.3 per cent, according to the survey.
Safety, hygiene, and discounts were the top three important parameters for business travellers while booking a stay. Of the total respondents, 52 per cent said that safety was their top priority while booking a stay. Hygiene remained a top concern for 48 per cent of the business travellers and 45 per cent travellers booked their stay on the basis of offers and discounts.
The survey stated that the construction industry topped the list of business travel (16 per cent), followed by a wide range of businesses such as transportation, clothing, electronics & IT and healthcare.
The business travel report data also shows that approximately 29 per cent travellers travel once in a month, 25 per cent travel once in three months and 21 per cent travel once in a week. Also, 73 per cent travel for 3 days, 19 per cent travel for 3 to 7 days and only 4 per cent travel for more than a week.
Shreerang Godbole, Senior Vice President, Product & Chief Service Officer, Oyo said, “While bleisure, work from anywhere and domestic vacations were the key travel reasons in the initial part of the unlock travel, business travel has revived since the earlier part of this year and the momentum continues to build steadily. Business travel is dependable and has the least seasonal influence as a category. The revival seems to be equally strong lately, be it companies, small and medium businesses, or public sector travellers. We expect this segment to continue growing even further in the near future.”
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