What’s In and Out in Business Travel Benefits: Findings from New SHRM Survey

Jul 11, 2017
In June, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released the results of its 2017 Employee Benefits Survey, which showed that the most common travel perks were allowing employees to keep hotel points (66 percent) and frequent flyer miles (65 percent). 
Other business travel highlights: 

•  Meal ticket: 76 percent of companies offer per diem or reimbursement for meals, compared to 70 percent in 2013.
•  Staying connected: 59 percent of companies allow employees to pay for Internet access while on business travel. Reimbursement for personal telephone calls while on business travel is down. Currently, 36 percent reimburse for personal calls compared to 44 percent in 2013.
•  Airport travel: 87 percent of organizations allow reimbursement for taxis or parking reimbursement; 80 percent allow for mileage reimbursement for the use of a personal car to travel to and from the airport.
•  Travel companion: Paid travel expenses for spouses is down from 7 percent (2013) to 2 percent (2017).

The survey polled 3,227 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership.  

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Vanessa Hill at 703-535-6072 or Vanessa.Hill@shrm.org.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress. 

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