Business travellers prefer rail over air


first_img… Trains are a winner for short journeys. Image: flickr.com Business travellers have a lot on their mind and when it comes to travelling domestically for business, the question of rail vs. air is likely to come up.A recent study by the Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), found that business travellers opt for the cheaper rail journey, even when it is twice as long.The close proximity of train stations to city centres as well as the time available to get some work done whilst travelling, is appealing to business travellers.However, the convenience of trains as well as the potential monetary savings are less likely to attract travellers going over the three hour mark, even if it is by half an hour: HRG found that the 55 minute flight between Manchester and Edinburgh was a better option than the 56 percent cheaper three hour 31 minute train ride for nine out of ten business travellers.How far will you ride a train before you catch a flight?Source = e-Travel Blackboard: A.N.last_img