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Travel incentives for employees

Giving travel incentives to employees improves their wellness.

A study by the Incentive Research Foundation has found that employers can have a "significant impact" on their staff if they offer getaways or holidays.

IRF President Melissa Van Dyke said: "Meetings and incentive travel need to be designed to be healthier, and most health and wellness practices have a low impact on the budget. The IRF 2019 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study identifies health and wellness practices that are implemented with greater frequency and that have the most significant impact."

It comes after a separate study revealed business travellers are looking for leisure on their work trips too, with people taking, on average, seven business trips a year and choosing to extend more than half of them (58 per cent) for leisure reasons.

Andrew van der Feltz, senior director, EMEA and APAC for Expedia Group Media Solutions, said: "Indian bleisure travellers are willing to travel further and budget more for bleisure trips than any other nation, which underscores the importance of reaching this audience. As the Indian bleisure market continues to grow, this research will empower marketers to strategically target and convert this valuable and growing group of travellers within the condensed research and booking window. By showcasing unique experiences and activities, which are influential factors during the decision-making process, every destination, hotel, restaurant, attraction, airline and more can entice Indian business travellers to extend their trip for leisure."

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