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I’ve yet to meet a person that doesn’t want to travel for pleasure. Having lived in three different continents and visited more than 40 countries, I’m certainly no exception.
Unfortunately, as an entrepreneur, resources can often be stretched and a “business travel budget” can seem more like a luxury than a necessity. In the below infographic by Visa Small Business, it states:
- 42% of customers would be lost without in-person meetings
- 60% of frequent travelers believe higher spending on travel would increase company profitability
- 78% say conferences provide a high impact on gaining industry insights