A 2013 survey found that business travelers are flying as much, if not more, as in the previous year but are also taking more time out for themselves during the trips.
The survey of about 1,500 business travelers in the US, the UK and Australia by American Express Global Business Travel found that US business travelers were taking an average of seven business trips by air annually.
About 35 percent of the US business travelers took more day trips than overnight stays and in the past year, nearly two-thirds of US business travelers extended their business trips to take personal vacations.
A surprising finding was that just 23 percent of US business travelers focused on work during long-haul flights and about 56 percent watched a movie or read a book during these flights.
The survey organizers have attributed this trend toward a better work-life balance among the increasing numbers of millennials (those born between the early 80s and early 00s) entering the workforce.