A Hilton Hotels & Resorts study finds young travelers ages 23–35 prefer social environments while working, but solo leisure time, when traveling for work. The study noted 84 percent of young business travelers “cherish” alone time on business trips, while 73 percent say this alone time makes their travel experience better.
The group most often spends alone travel time dining at local restaurants, exploring neighborhoods, sleeping or relaxing, working out or unwinding at a happy hour or in the hotel bar.
However, when it comes to work, 81 percent still say they get more done when working with others face to face. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they are more inspired to work when in a busy, social environment. They also prefer environments with natural light, lots of color and advanced technology beyond WiFi.
“We’ve all had over-scheduled business trips — with meetings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and social obligations the rest of the evening — and the result is pure exhaustion. We applaud this next generation of travelers for highlighting a tension point many of us have dealt with for years,” said Vera Manoukian, senior vice president and global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
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oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
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