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Nearly 30% of business travellers would take a lower paying job to travel more for work

Nearly 30% of business travellers say they would take a lower paying job if it meant travelling more for work, according to new research by Booking.com for Business.

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Some business travellers would accept less money to travel more. Image by Hero Images/Getty Images

The booking site found that more and more workers are blending their business trips with a bit of leisure travel, giving avid travellers/dedicated employees a chance to add some fun to their work schedule. About 55% of people say they like travelling for work, and 49% of business travellers have extended a work trip to a different city or country in the last year, with 27% planning to do so again in 2017. The company says that it’s a trend that is expected to continue, as 46% of those surveyed think they will end up travelling more for business in 2017 than they did in 2016.

The Bund, Shanghai.
The Bund, Shanghai. Image by Wangwukong/Getty Images

Naturally, some destinations are more desirable for a business trip than others. Booking.com also identified the top ten fastest-growing cities for business travellers around the world, which are: Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Guangzhou, New York, Budapest, Singapore, Hong Kong, Prague and Amsterdam.

Naturally, cities like London and Paris are frequent stops for business travellers, but the company notes that more “off-the-beaten path” destinations means more business travellers intend to tag on extra days to their trips to explore and make the most of their time away from the office.

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