Millennials are more likely to say that they are more creative and productive when travelling for business, according to a new study.

Research by business travel giant CWT found that six in ten travellers feel more creative and productive when on the road.

A similar number are most productive when working face-to-face and collaborating with colleagues as opposed to working alone (30%) or remotely (14%).

Asia Pacific travellers’ productivity benefits the most from working face-to-face – 61% versus 53% for those from the Americas region and Europe.

Those in the Americas lead the way with 77% feeling more creative and productive, followed closely by those in Asia Pacific. European millennials rank third.

Overall, travelers from Asia Pacific are more likely to have increased creativity (65%) and productivity (64%) compared to travellers from the Americas (58% and 60% respectively) and Europe (53% and 51% respectively).

CWT chief traveller experience officer Niklas Andreen said: “These findings are not a surprise – travel energizes people, fosters fresh thinking, creates connections – and nothing beats a face-to-face meeting.”

The poll was based on responses from more than 2,700 business travellers from 18 countries including the UK.

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