Corporate Traveller reports growth in longer domestic trips in 2023

20 November, 2023

Flight Centre announced (20-Nov-2023) Corporate Traveller analysed the change in same day and one to six day domestic flight bookings in Australia from 01-May-2023 to 31-Oct-2023, compared to the same period in 2022. Short stay trips decreased by an average of 3.9% year-on-year while longer trips increased by an average of 4.6%. The company reported decreases in same day (-2.3%), two day (-1%) and three day (-8.4%) trips. Bookings consistently increased for trips longer than three days, with 3.8% growth in four day trips, 4.2% growth in five day trips and 5.8% growth in six day trips. Global MD Tom Walley stated: "The shift to longer business trips is influenced, in part, by changing work patterns. Many executives in hybrid and flexible working arrangements can base themselves anywhere on their remote working days and remain productive. This flexibility is encouraging business travellers to take extended stays, which then gives them freedom outside of working hours to add on leisure activities in a new destination". [more - original PR]