Most Indians on business trips mix work with pleasure
Business travel itineraries of Indian executives are not limited to boring boardroom routines, a survey by travel portal TripAdvisor has found.mumbai Updated: Jul 22, 2013 09:40 IST
Business travel itineraries of Indian executives are not limited to boring boardroom routines, a survey by travel portal TripAdvisor has found.
The survey, which polled more than 1000 people, found that 56% of such travellers extended work trips to sneak in some leisure time.
Respondents comprised of senior executives who took up to five domestic trips and at least two foreign tours over the past six months.
Those who added a short holiday to their business trip spent their time in three major activities - eating out at popular restaurants (78%), sight-seeing (75%) or visiting family or friends living in that city.
"The findings from our survey indicate that Indian professionals are exploring opportunities to make room for leisure on business trips as well as willing to accommodate work on holiday," said Nikhil Ganju, country manager, TripAdvisor (India).
The survey also found that majority of Indian tourists (82%) check work-emails when on holidays.
More than 90% respondents said that they even made work-related phone calls.
Most of them said that though their employers did not expect them to keep tab of work when on a vacation, they did it out of habit and it did not affect the quality or hamper enjoyment of their holiday.