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Employees would quit their job to travel more

Employees would quit their job to travel more

A third of employees would swap jobs if it meant they could travel more.

It has been revealed that 38 percent of the 17,000 working professionals surveyed revealed they would jump at the chance to change their jobs if it meant they could see more of the world.

However, that figure rose up to 46 percent when it came to millennials and when it came to architects and designers, 48 percent said they were willing to change their job to be able to travel more.

And 37 percent of people confessed accepting their current job because it would allow them to travel more.

When working professionals travel, they are looking for the perfect blend of business and leisure. 50 percent of people liked having a chance to explore previously unvisited destinations whilst 46 percent opted to extend their trip for a few more days.

Ripsy Bandourian, Senior Director of Product Development at Booking.com for Business, said: "Having opportunities to travel for business is increasingly prized by working professionals, led by the millennial generation.

"And more than ever, business travellers want to maximise their time spent in a business destination for both work and leisure."

In a separate study by Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)'s business travel brand, it was revealed 54 percent of people would be willing to take home less money if it means they could travel more for work.

Mike Greenup, Vice President Brand Management, for Crowne Plaza, added: "Our Crowne Plaza research and guest insights demonstrates that today's business travellers want to maximise their downtime. We know it's not all about work when you're on a business trip and our new outlook is that we're 'all business, mostly'.

"That's why Crowne Plaza is working with a series of partners to help guests maximise their downtime, enabling them to put as much energy and ambition into 'project me' as they are into work. To do this, we're working with a leading media partner to launch a dedicated 'Downtime' channel, as well as Conran + Partners and the School of Life to create an environment that champions the work-life blend."

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