2023 SAP Concur Dubai Business Travelers Report

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Today’s business travelers are eager to travel and recognize the importance of doing so for both their companies and their careers. Yet travelers’ desire and need for flexibility and companies’ current policies concerning travel frequency, duration, and destinations are not always aligned.  

  • 100% of Dubai business travelers assert the future of their career depends on successful business travel in the coming year  
  • 100% at companies with a travel policy expect flexibility to make travel choices that are outside of policy 
  • 94% of Dubai business travelers say the uncertain economy is already affecting their company’s business travel, with the most common impact being reduced travel budgets (30%) 

Business travelers consider travel critical to their careers, essential to maintaining important relationships, and imperative for aiding employee advancement. Yet such travel is becoming increasingly expensive and fraught with cancellations and delays that may require companies to make adjustments. As companies seek to balance corporate belt- tightening with travelers' demands, it is imperative they recognize the experience of business travelers and find solutions that provide the flexibility travelers seek – but do so within the purview of corporate travel programs and budgets.  

This market specific addendum data is part of the 2023 SAP Concur Global Business Travel Survey. In partnership with Wakefield Research, 3,850 business travelers across 25 global markets were surveyed, to gain insight into the current state of business travel and what the next year will bring.  

Download the 2023 SAP Concur Dubai Business Travelers Report to learn more.