STUDY: Two in five Aussie business travellers feel more creative and productive travelling for work

Six in 10 travellers globally feel more creative and productive when travelling for business, new research has revealed.

The study, conducted by CWT, found that travellers from Asia Pacific are more likely to have increased creativity (65 per cent) and productivity (64 per cent) compared to travellers from the Americas (58 per cent and 60 per cent respectively) and Europe (53 per cent and 51 per cent respectively).

Around two in five (41 per cent) Australians surveyed said they feel more creative and productive on business trips.

Millennial travellers are more likely to say that they are more creative and productive when travelling for business, according to the research.

Those in the Americas lead the way (77 per cent feeling more creative and productive), followed closely by those in the Asia Pacific (75 per cent feeling more creative and 73 per cent more productive). European millennials rank third (58 per cent and 57 per cent respectively).

CWT’s research also shows that six in ten travellers globally are most productive when working face-to-face and collaborating with colleagues as opposed to working alone (30 per cent) or remotely (14 per cent).

Asia-Pacific travellers’ productivity benefits the most from working face-to-face: 61 per cent versus 53 per cent for travellers from the Americas and Europe.

Australians were fairly evenly split in their preferences for working alone (47 per cent) and meeting face-to-face with their colleagues and business associates (43 per cent).

Additionally, per cent of the Aussies surveyed said they’re most productive collaborating remotely using tools such as emails, chat and video conferencing (19 per cent).