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19/07/2013 Statistics and MICE researches

Business travellers consider free Internet connection in hotel rooms a priority

Based on the survey conducted by InterContinental Hotels Groupt on a sample of 10,000 business travellers, commissioned to mark the launch of  IHG’s renamed loyalty program, IHG  Rewards Club loyalty program, staying in touch with family and friends while travelling is a top priority.  

In view of the above, the main service that business travellers, and not only, wish to find in their hotel rooms is free Internet access. In fact, 61% of the people surveyed said that internet was the most important additional facility in their hotel room above TV (17%); bath (5%); fridge (3%) and mini bar (1%).  40% consider the absence of Internet access at hotels their biggest stress factor, ahead of difficult transport links and noisy locations.  

Logging onto the Internet in their room when they first arrive topped the list of things that help travellers feel most at home in their hotel room (31%), above exploring the room (25%), taking a hot shower (14%) or even unpacking (13%).

64% prefer to communicate with people back home over the Internet rather than using the phone and 53% of parents interviewed confirmed that connecting with family at home via the Internet is the best way to de-stress at the end of a long working day. 89% of the respondents maintain that they would be happier whilst travelling away for business  if they had access to the Internet while 65% would be unhappy travelling if they had no way of connecting with loved ones back home

To satisfy travellers’ needs to stay in touch with their families, the InterContinental Hotels Group has introduced free Wi-Fi access in rooms for members of the IHG Rewards Club Program.


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