Brits reveal the best and worst bits of business travel

London (9 May 2016) – Four in ten (41%) business travellers say exploring new cities is the best part of travelling for work, according to new research by shopping website with a heart, Give as you Live. Other than seeing new cities, meeting new people and staying in a hotel (both 35%) are considered the best parts of the trip.

While many British business travellers enjoy exploring new cities, 40% don’t have the time to enjoy the perks, saying they have “a few hours if I’m lucky” of free time on a typical business trip.

In total, (68%) of Brits on business travel have less than one day of free time on a typical business trip, while male business travellers are reported to be more occupied whilst on business travel, with almost half (44%) saying they have a few hours of free time compared to females at 34%.

Homesick Brits

While business trips can have many perks, there are downsides too. More than a quarter of British business travellers (26%) have revealed missing family and friends is the worst part of travelling for work, while 17% say its train or flight delays that they dislike most.

These results come from a survey by Give as you Live of over 1,000 business travellers across the UK, who were asked about their travel for work.

Greg Hallett, Managing Director, Give as you Live commented, “Getting free time to explore a city whilst travelling on a business trip can be hard, but booking hotels close by to city attractions and moments can make it easier to fit in a spot of sightseeing when time is limited. Sites such as, allow travellers to book business travel as well as leisurely trips through travel companies such as, Expedia and British Airways so you can raise even more for your chosen charity when booking.”

Every purchase bought via Give as you Live, generates a percentage of the purchase value which is donated to the charity of the shopper’s choice. This all happens at no extra cost, as Give as you Live makes the donation on the shopper’s behalf from the commission paid by the retailer.

To date, Give as you Live has helped to raise over £6 million for UK charities. Every registered UK charity can benefit, and more than 4,000 online retailers are taking part, including Tesco, John Lewis, Selfridges,, and many more.

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