Brits reveal the best and worst bits of business travel

London (9 May 2016) – Four in ten (41%) business travellers say exploring new cities is the best part of travelling for work, according to new research by shopping website with a heart, Give as you Live. Other than seeing new cities, meeting new people an

09 MAY 2016
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Four in ten (41%) business travellers say exploring new cities is the best part of travelling for work, according to new research by shopping website with a heart, Give as you Live. Other than seeing new cities, meeting new people and staying in a hotel (both 35%) are considered the best parts of the trip.

London (9 May 2016) – Four in ten (41%) business travellers say exploring new cities is the best part of travelling for work, according to new research by shopping website with a heart, Give as you Live. Other than seeing new cities, meeting new people and staying in a hotel (both 35%) are considered the best parts of the trip.

While many British business travellers enjoy exploring new cities, 40% don’t have the time to enjoy the perks, saying they have “a few hours if I’m lucky” of free time on a typical business trip.

In total, (68%) of Brits on business travel have less than one day of free time on a typical business trip, while male business travellers are reported to be more occupied whilst on business travel, with almost half (44%) saying they have a few hours of free time compared to females at 34%.

Home sick Brits

While business trips can have many perks, there are downsides too. More than a quarter of British business travellers (26%) have revealed missing family and friends is the worst part of travelling for work, while 17% say its train or flight delays that they dislike most.

These results come from a survey by Give as you Live of over 1,000 business travellers across the UK, who were asked about their travel for work.

Greg Hallett, Managing Director, Give as you Live commented, “Getting free time to explore a city whilst travelling on a business trip can be hard, but booking hotels close by to city attractions and moments can make it easier to fit in a spot of sightseeing when time is limited. Sites such as Giveasyoulive.com, allow travellers to book business travel as well as leisurely trips through travel companies such as Booking.com, Expedia and British Airways so you can raise even more for your chosen charity when booking."

Every purchase bought via Give as you Live, generates a percentage of the purchase value which is donated to the charity of the shopper’s choice. This all happens at no extra cost, as Give as you Live makes the donation on the shopper’s behalf from the commission paid by the retailer.

To date, Give as you Live has helped to raise over £6 million for UK charities. Every registered UK charity can benefit, and more than 4,000 online retailers are taking part, including Tesco, John Lewis, Selfridges, lastminute.com, ASOS.com and many more.

For more information about Give as you Live, please visit: www.giveasyoulive.com

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Working with all 220,000 UK-registered charities, Give as you Live enables supporters to raise funds for any charity of their choice every time they shop online, without spending a penny more. Give as you Live can unlock the ‘hidden millions’ available to UK charities through their supporters’ online shopping, seamlessly moving money from the corporate sector at no cost to the charity or general public. So far, Give as you Live has helped shoppers raise £3,878,449.90 for charities in the UK.

Participating charities can receive up to 90% revenue share and already more than 400 charities receiving over £25 per year per supporter, with almost half receiving over £50 per year per supporter, through Give as you Live. The donation shown on the Give as you Live website is always the value that the charity receives.

Give as you Live can be used with over 2,600 of the biggest online retailers, from supermarkets, to travel agents, to dating sites. In addition to the likes of Expedia, John Lewis, iTunes, and lastminute.com, the most recent retailers to sign up include ASOS, Argos and EDF Energy, with the full list available here. Taking levels of UK online shopping into account, Give as you Live has the potential to raise £2billion every year for the UK’s charities.

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