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Travel for work affects mental health?

It has been claimed that one fifth of people who travel for work feel it affects their mental health.

A study of 500 frequent business travellers conducted by YouGov on behalf of NexTravel found that 22 per cent of those surveyed said heading away for their job had a "very" or "somewhat" negative impact on their mental health, with 21 per cent of others admitting even the thought of an upcoming work trip stressed them out.

Where the stress comes from depends on the person but some of the most popular reasons included people feeling like they have to be available constantly on business trips (30 per cent) whilst others find it difficult to get time to be alone and recharge their batteries (27 per cent). And 20 per cent of business travellers admit it is hard to keep in touch with their family or friends and another 20 per cent have also had to miss important occasions to travel with work.

However, for companies that offer something a little different, there is good news as 22 per cent of those surveyed said they would prefer better perks including being able to extend their trip for a holiday as well as bring along their family members if they wish.

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