Study Says Employees Would Take a Pay Cut for More Travel
Who doesn’t want to see a couple extra zeroes on their paycheck? It’s hard to argue that there’s anything better than a salary boost, but a new study shows that there is, in fact, something else that millennials say would be awesome for their careers. Data collected by Booking.com for Business found that 30 percent of employees would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant they would get to travel more for work.
Yep, you heard that right. Some people would accept a lower salary if their boss could guarantee they would have more opportunities to travel on the job. It turns out that people aren’t loving living vicariously through their favorite female travel bloggers on Instagram and would prefer to make their own memories abroad. The study also found that 49 percent of business travelers have extended their work trip to a different city or country in the past year, and 27 percent claim they intend to do the same in 2017.
The study suggests that because workers are now more equipped to work on the go, many business people are using work travel as an opportunity to infuse a bit of leisure into their lives. While cities like London, LA, and Toronto remain popular destinations for business travelers, Booking.com for Business also looked at the fastest-growing cities for business travel, and apparently, many people are heading to Asia in 2017.
Top 10 fastest-growing business travel destinations:
4. Guangzhou, China
5. New York
6. Budapest, Hungary
8. Hong Kong
So whether you’re looking to extend a quick trip to a new state or tack on an extra week overseas, adding some playtime to your work time might be just what the doctor ordered. After all, the best kind of trip is the one on someone else’s dime.
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