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International research reveals the extent of work pressure on business travellers

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

London – (July 1, 2008) – iBAHN, the leading provider of digital converged services for hoteliers, today announces the findings of a survey of international business travellers. It confirms that businesses are increasingly putting pressure on their employees to work as normal when travelling, which adversely affects older workers more than most.

The research reveals that three quarters (76%) of business traveller respondents felt under pressure to work normally even when travelling.

Most under pressure are professionals, largely male, in the 50-59 and 60+ age groups. Those under the least pressure were in the 18-29 age group (57.1%), which could indicate a move to more relaxed attitude to mobile working in the younger generations and a significant business traveller generation gap.

Julie Hurst, Director of the Work Life Balance Centre, comments: “As iBAHN’s survey shows, too many organisations are still focusing on the measure of the numbers of hours worked, rather than measuring objectives achieved. This is one of the most fundamental issues holding back the balance between working life and private life, and is especially relevant in the time sensitive business traveller environment where time zone differences can encourage long days, but not necessarily productive ones.”

Graeme Powell, managing director EMEA, iBAHN, comments: “The business traveller has a daily challenge to face in the form of getting to their destination while maintaining levels of productivity. The traditional approach is to make time on the move using available connectivity, but this often creates more stress and can result in poorer quality work. The age gap shown in our figures suggests that mobile working is the norm for the next generation of business travellers, but what will be the cost to work/life balance in the future?”

iBAHN’s worldwide HSIA (high-speed internet access) network provides broadband services via a range of hospitality partners. Business travellers have the option to use wired or wireless premium (HSIA) for a daily or weekly charge, or in some cases for free, in the relaxed and stress free surroundings of a hotel room, lobby or bar.

About iBAHN
iBAHN is partner of choice to the hospitality industry and global leader in digital convergence. Installed in 28 countries and servicing 1.5 million guests per month, iBAHN is pioneering the delivery and integration of hotel networks with guest applications. iBAHN is converging digital TV, digital audio, true video on demand and VoIP with business grade high-speed Internet services over its advanced patented network. For further information please visit

About the Work Life Balance Centre
The Work Life Balance Centre works in 2 distinct areas. The first is its annual national research project – the 24- survey ( The second is to help people restore control over their working lives. The Centre provides practical support to organisations and individuals throughout the UK.

iBAHN press contacts:

Lloyd Gofton – 07919 353484 / [email protected]

Wendy McAuliffe – 07900 886791 / [email protected]

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Fondateur de Rente et Patrimoine (cabinet de gestion de patrimoine), Pierre Perrin-Monlouis est un analyste et trader pour compte propre. Il vous fait profiter de son expérience en trading grâce à ses analyses financières et décrypte pour vous les actualités des marchés. Son approche globale des marchés combine à la fois l'analyse technique et l'analyse fondamentale sur l'ensemble des marchés : crypto, forex, actions et matières premières.