If work-related stress is seen as a 21st century disease, then intense business travel schedules are likely to make it more acute. This is especially true of business air travel.
However, while chauffeur class transfers cannot affect what goes on in the air, they can very much help to soften its impact on the ground and significantly improve the passenger’s overall experience.
Why Business Travel is Stressful
There is the whole business of organising and administering business travel. This includes booking tickets and hotel accommodation, working out schedules, often with some fire-fighting thrown in when things do not go according to plan.
The whole process of travel can be stressful, and the stress is cumulative: from being separated from family for prolonged periods, to the busy clamour of airports; and the experience of the flight itself.
Furthermore, flight travel is often subject to delays and other disruptive issues, such as loss of luggage.
One of the most frequently sited sources of stress for frequent flyers is the loss of time due to delays, as well as time spent in the air.
Many senior business executives travel so much that their stress levels have no time to re-set themselves. Research suggests that frequent air travellers experience different levels of stress to occasional travellers.
There is also the issue of travelling alone, and how this also contributes to the stress of business travel.
Behavioural and Health Risks
Analysis of data from research by the Global Business Air Travel Association and American Express reveals that there are common threats to health that are largely ignored when it comes to corporate travel advice.
These include stress, sleep interruption and unhealthy eating and drinking.
Frequent business air travel can have a lifestyle impact, and, over time, these issues can increase the risk of chronic diseases.
Another potential psychological impact from air travel comes with air rage. Flying makes people angry. It comes from a combination of experiencing a loss of control and of difficulty in empathising with others.
All these factors can then have a negative impact on business performance.
If business executives are travelling by air, what can they do to help them feel more at ease, and more business-ready when they reach their destination point?
The Benefit of Chauffeur Class Transfers
The first and last mile or so of a journey can be critical in affecting the overall outcome for the passenger.
This is something that informs the delivery of chauffeur class transfers.
It is about much more than getting business executives from A to B. It is about the whole journey experience and ensuring that passengers using executive car services can expect some aspects of their journey to be comfortable, reliable and seamless.
Will this alleviate the effects of stressful air travel?
They are not a complete cure, obviously, but executive chauffeur class transfers can make a big difference at crucial points in a journey.
They can reassure the traveller when their journey commences that they are on schedule and that the details are taken care of.
And at the end of a journey, they can provide a much-needed source of comfort and efficiency, in preparation for the day’s business ahead.
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