Healthy Travel Habits Gaining Traction with Road Warriors
CWT research shows business travelers are choosing healthier foods and working out more when on the road
August 21, 2019
Maintaining healthy habits on the road is never easy but a new survey by CWT shows that business travelers are spending more attention trying to do the right thing. The B2B4E travel management platform found that, overall, 38% of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46%) compared to travelers in Americas (35%) and Europe (29%).
Travelers in Asia Pacific are likely to work out more (33%) while abroad, compared to travelers in Americas (23%) and Europe (21%). On the flipside, Europe business travelers are less likely to work out while on the road (48%) vs. travelers in Americas (38%) and Asia Pacific (32%).
Meanwhile, only 7% of travelers do not adhere to health and wellness routines when traveling. The percentage is higher among Europeans (10%) and Americans (8%), while travelers in Asia Pacific are the least likely to steer away from their wellness routines (3%).
“Maintaining healthy habits while traveling is nearing the top of the priority list for travelers around the world,” said Niklas Andréen, CWT’s Chief Traveler Experience Officer. “At the end of the day, being in tune with what matters to your employees is indispensable for retaining and attracting the best talent.”
CWT’s research also shows that hotel exercise rooms and equipment are the most common way for business travelers to adhere to their health and wellness routines (49%), followed by hotel swimming pool (40%), and in-room hotel equipment such as yoga mats and stationary bikes (27%).
The survey was created by CWT and conducted by Artemis Strategy Group between the 29th of January and the 9th of February, 2019. Responses were collected from more than 2,700 business travelers who traveled for business four or more times in the previous 12 months. Respondents were from the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States), Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK) and Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Japan, and Singapore).