Lost bags and having no internet connection are the two biggest stress factors for business travellers, according to a new study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
The TMC surveyed 6,000 travellers from nine global companies who were asked to rate 33 potential stress factors when they go on work trips.
Flying in economy on mid or long-haul flights was the third most stressful experience followed by flight delays, and then inconvenient arrival and/or departure times.
The study also found that travel stress increases with age and frequency of travel while women reported higher stress levels than men. Senior executives also suffered more stress while travelling than lower ranking employees.
Vincent Lebunetel, head of CWT Solutions Group for EMEA, said: “We will be using the results of the survey to assess the impact of travel-related stress on an organisation’s productivity levels.
“By quantifying that stress and its cost, we aim to help companies make smarter travel policy decisions. For instance, adaptive policies that reflect travel frequency or traveler demographics could improve traveller well-being as well as providing benefits to an organisation.”
To read the full stress report, click here