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New survey shows most employees expect top executives to set corporate flying reduction targets
2022-11-03 10:48:00
In the past, the full-fare airlines especially got a lot of their income from business travellers, who paid more than those in coach class, and were less price sensitive than individual passengers. But with growing awareness of the global climate permacrisis, and also the changes to working practices due to the Covid pandemic, there has been a reduction in business travel. And it may be a permanent change. A new survey of staff at a large number of businesses in the US, the UK,  France, Germany and Spain found that at least 60% thought there should be less business flying, and that companies should have the appropriate travel policies. Due to Covid, a high proportion of business meetings can be done online, using  Zoom, Teams etc, and many staff prefer this. There has been realisation that staff are more productive – and happier – if they do not have to waste time taking flights, especially for internal company meetings. The old days of business flying being a mark of status, gaining respect and kudos, may be gone. .Tweet   Majority of employees expect top executives to set corporate flying reduction targets – new survey November 3, 2022 By Travel Smart Campaign Three in five business travelers report having curbed their flying habits as a result of the pandemic in a new survey by the Travel Smart Campaign conducted by Ipsos. Download 77% of corporate employees believe that a business has an important role to play in the fight against climate change. In a poll of 2,506 employees across the United States (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.), France, Germany and Spain, an overwhelming majority of employees surveyed say that their employer should act in the fight against global warming. To qualify for the survey, respondents had to be employed full-time at an organization with at least 50 employees and be between ages 18-74. While most respondents are willing to make changes to their travel patterns for sustainability and also believe they have an important role in shaping their company’s travel policies, even more believe businesses must set corporate flying reduction targets. 74% of employees in this survey believe that to reduce levels of corporate flying, a business must set targets and include travel policies. The survey also finds that nearly three-quarters of employees believe that an important factor for reducing a business’s carbon footprint is curbing levels of corporate flying. Results across all European countries confirm this. “Corporate flying habits have changed and employees want a new normal where businesses take responsib

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