Female Business Travelers Sound Off

Female Business Travelers Sound Off

A recent survey conducted on behalf of Wyndham International finds that female travelers aren’t exactly overwhelmed by their treatment by the travel industry.

The survey examined the perceptions of 600 members of professional women’s business groups — most belonging to at least one frequent flyer program and one or two frequent guest programs.

The startling conclusion — only 51 percent said they feel that hotels often or always treat them as valued customers, while five percent felt hotels never do. Only 31 percent of the women surveyed felt that airlines value them, and 15 percent said they never felt valued as customers by airlines

Among some other findings: Minibars are more important than in-room coffee makers; almost two-thirds add some sort of relaxation time into their trip, with 21 percent of those actually adding days to their itineraries; and brand-name bath amenities are more desirable than Internet access.

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