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2017-10-04 20:10
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AMSTERDAM, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Business travel is valuable, if not essential, to achieving professional success today, not only because of its positive impact on businesses but also for the opportunities it offers employees to expand their horizons and reach their fullest potential. For example:

  • Six in ten (60%) working professionals globally say experiencing new cultures and destinations adds value to their job, a sentiment echoed most by those in the Travel and Tourism (69%), Management Consultancy (68%) and Architecture and Design (65%) sectors.
  • Over half (51%) say adding leisure time to a business trip makes them more successful in their business meetings.
  • Employees see business travel as opportunities to achieve their professional growth ambitions: 37% seek inspiration for their work, and 36% look to learn a new skill.

These are among the top findings of new research from for Business, the global leader in connecting business travellers with the widest choice of places to stay. Conducted with more than 17,000 working professionals from 24 countries, the research reveals the extent to which they view business travel as essential to professional growth and business success, including key commonalities and variations in how employees, across professions, value travel and its impact on success at work differences across professions.

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Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of The Priceline Group, now employs 15,000+ employees in 204 offices worldwide.

With a mission to empower people to experience the world, invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At, we connect travellers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay, including apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The website and mobile apps are available in 40+ languages, offer 1.4M+ properties, and cover 119,000+ destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide.

Each day, 1.2M+ room nights are reserved on Whether travelling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal accommodation quickly and easily with, without booking fees, backed up by our promise to price match.

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