Business travel continues to boom after the challenges of recent years. Recent research from American Express shows that four in ten (42%) UK companies plan to increase the volume of their business travel over the coming year. Research shows that the value of travel and people-to-people connections go hand-in-hand – eight in ten (82%) companies say it plays a significant role in increasing sales. In the context of a challenging economic environment, it is critical that business leaders continue to explore the critical opportunities for travel to drive growth and engage and engage employees. However, as our study shows, the new era of business travel is being shaped by a number of factors.
Focus on well-being and leisure More than half (55%) of travelers agree that frequent travel affects their overall well-being.
However, due to advances in technology and changes in the way work is done during the pandemic, expectations of travel to work have changed. Business travel is transforming into a mix of business and leisure that prioritizes people’s well-being, offers opportunities for more cultural experiences and encourages greater productivity. Rather than being pushed into working on the fringes, the rise of remote work means it’s now completely normal to be productive on the go. In our study, three-quarters (74%) of travelers agree flying business class and benefits like lounge access allow them to get more done when traveling.
Here, American Express’ Refreshed Business Platinum Card is perfect for business owners who want an upgraded experience. The card offers the largest rewards package in our business card portfolio with a range of tools to improve business efficiency, such as: B. AmExExpense, an integrated solution for business expenses. In addition, the card offers exclusive benefits that support productive and valuable travel, such as: B. access to worldwide airport lounges and hotel upgrades.
Fostering team collaboration is clearly key to building and maintaining personal relationships with customers, suppliers and new prospects. But it’s important to remember that business travel can offer even more to colleagues and employees. While businesses have had no choice but to rely on virtual options to build relationships during the pandemic, the lifting of restrictions has allowed teams and colleagues to come together. It enables more collaboration, creativity and strengthens the corporate culture. Better business travel with American Express It’s clear that the way we travel for work is changing. To make the most of the opportunities business travel offers, successful business owners are looking for ways to take the stress and discomfort that sometimes comes with travel and turn the experience into a reward. Including add-ons like access to airport lounges, upgrades to hotel benefits, and top-notch customer service.
This is where the refreshed American Express® Business Platinum Card can help. The card is an ideal travel companion, unlocking a variety of valuable benefits that allow entrepreneurs to grow their business and enjoy their success. Here’s how to make business travel more thoughtful and intelligent, and the many benefits they offer for the year ahead and beyond. To learn more, search “Amex Business Platinum.” American Express can assist you with your business trips. 200 Annual Travel Credits every year when you book through American Express Travel Online. Your card, every month – up to 120,000 extra points per year. When converted to Avios, this is enough for a return British Airways flight to New York during off-peak hours. This is on top of continuing to earn 1 point for every £1 spent. These points give executives the freedom to track their rewards in the way that suits them best – from cutting monthly expenses to earning great £’s abroad. With our hotel partners, you and your company can become Platinum Employee Card members with upgrades, early check-in and late check-out, increased loyalty points, WiFi and much more. Other travel benefits include: access to over 1,400 airport lounges worldwide; Comprehensive worldwide travel insurance and the ability to use member rewards points on hotel stays, flights, car rentals, restaurants and more all help and drive business success.
An annual fee applies. 18+, under conditions. Basic Charge Card with no fees, rewards or other benefits, for full American Express Business Platinum Card Terms and Conditions. Visit: www.americanexpress.com/engb/business/charge-cards/ American Express Services Europe Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Business travel is transforming into a mix of business and leisure that prioritizes people’s well-being, offers opportunities for more cultural experiences and encourages greater productivity
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