Gender gap still wide for biz travel

British men travel for their work twice the weekly distance of women, but the imbalance looks set to change, according to The Barclaycard Business Travel Survey. Women also spend fewer nights a month—3.8 nights for women compared with 4.3 nights for men—away on business. This is thought to be attributable to the low proportion (30 percent) of female managers in the UK.

But the survey forecasts that as the gender gap narrows, women are likely to spend more time away on business and will soon clock up equal miles to their male counterparts—representing a visible opportunity for the business travel industry to develop their services.