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Subject: Survey

Business Trips Are Back: Critical to Strengthening Relationships ? and Getting a Break From the Monotony of Home Life, say Brits

Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation, is announcing the findings of its latest YouGov survey, aiming to understand current attitudes towards business travel. The data paints an interesting picture of the renewed appetite for travel as a means to strengthen business relationships and escape the household.

Workers have expressed an overwhelming opinion that travel remains important to strengthen business relationships. A survey of 1,202 prospective business travellers asked questions around their motives for travelling and if it still has an important part to play in business.

Key Findings

Everyone agrees business travel is crucial for strengthening business bonds

Business travel as a means of escape

Additional Findings

Are people looking forward to the return of business travel? The answer is yes.

Staying in nice hotels tops the list for business travel daydreams

What would employees be looking forward to the most when it comes to business trips?

Kenny Eon, GM and SVP EMEA at Emburse, commented:

"It's great to see people are still feeling positive about business travel and recognise its value in a work setting, with workers keen to reconnect in person with colleagues. Beyond the usual reasons for travelling, the data reflects a workforce looking to escape and see new sights, which is to be expected following this period of extended isolation.

"As nations find their feet again, it's crucial that people are given the opportunity to create meaningful relationships again, both for business and leisure purposes. Successes in virtual meetings can't be overlooked, but the value of broadening one's horizons is still firmly on the business agenda. Firms must prepare themselves logistically for the return of expenses and travel management as it's certainly coming back into focus."

About Emburse

Emburse humanises work by empowering business travellers, finance professionals, and CFOs to eliminate manual, time-consuming tasks so they can focus on what matters most.

Emburse offers a growing portfolio of award-winning expense and AP automation solutions, including Emburse Abacus, Emburse Captio, Emburse Certify, Emburse Chrome River, Emburse Cards, Emburse Nexonia, Emburse SpringAhead and Emburse Tallie. Its innovative offerings are tailored to meet the unique needs of specific industries, company sizes, and geographies, and are trusted by more than 9 million users in more than 120 countries. Over 16,000 customers, from start-ups to global enterprises, including Boot Barn, Grant Thornton, Telefónica, Lufthansa Systems, and Toyota rely on Emburse to eliminate manual processes, make faster, smarter decisions, and help make users' lives ? and their businesses ? better.

Emburse is recognised as a leader in expense management and accounts payable automation by analyst firm IDC, and has received multiple awards for its high levels of customer satisfaction.

For more information on Emburse, visit emburse.com, call 877-EMBURSE, or follow the organisation's social channels at @emburse.

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2076 adults of which 1202 are workers. Fieldwork was undertaken between 25th - 26th May 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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