Points trump travel policy

Points trump travel policy

A SURVEY commissioned by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has found that 84% of Australian business travellers are willing to breach company policy if it means earning more personal loyalty points.

The same research also suggests that employees would break company travel guidelines to gain Business lounge access (82%), fly with a preferred airline (77%), and stay in accommodation located in a safer position (91%).

GBT vice president & general manager, Australia & South Asia, Jo Sully believes companies need to make sure their travel policies align with business realities.

“Businesses need to ensure their travel policies cover the most suitable airlines and hotels,” Sully said.

Other motivations included being closer to a venue (94%) & saving company money (92%).

Source: traveldaily