Business travelers have their favorite technology to use on the go as well as the stuff they have to use.
Research from travel management company CWT highlights the gap between favorite and most used “travel innovation” in some of the systems corporate travelers turn to whilst on the road.
Online check-in emerges as both favorite and most used according to the study, which was conducted for CWT by Artemis Strategy Group, and takes in responses from 2,700 corporate travelers.
The functionality is cited as favorite by 18% of travelers and most used by 45%.
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Google services come next with 16% citing them as a favorite and 42% saying they most used them.
In third place is online booking tools with 14% citing them as favorite travel innovation versus the 44% saying they are most used.
One interesting question to consider is whether these should actually be considered travel innovations.
While they have brought incremental enhancements to travelers' lives, they’re all been around for some time.
Another question might be what are the products and services, not out there yet, that corporate travelers might deem to be innovative?
These questions were not flagged up in the research but different people see innovation differently.
The research goes on to reveal that global business travelers widely embrace travel innovation although Europeans are slightly warier of change.
It also reveals mobile phones, laptops and portable battery chargers are the top three devices to bring when traveling.