New data from a survey of US business travellers shows that health concerns should form a larger element of corporate travel policy in an effort to boost personal and economic success for trips and retain employees.

The research found that the quality of a trip across travel, hotel type and meals correlates with how successfully a work trip is viewed, and affects whether employees are likely to stay with their current employer.

Almost one quarter of those taking at least four trips by plane and staying away for more than 35 nights in the last year said they were quite likely to leave voluntarily within two years, but this could be countered by a number of methods, especially being able to get better sleep before and during trips (34%), more business class seating on long flights, exercise and healthier meals while travelling, and getting higher quality or more convenient hotels.

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