Travel Issues Affect Nearly 50% Of Event Attendees, According To Research

Travel Issues Affect Nearly 50% Of Event Attendees, According To Research

A recent press release from EventsX shows that business travel is still facing obstacles and barriers. In a poll of over 500 event goers and business decision makers, which was commissioned by EventsX, it was revealed that, “43 per cent of event attendees had been late to or missed an event due to travel issues. A figure which has risen to 49 per cent of 45-54-year-olds who cited travel as a frequent issue for turning up late to an event, or worse, not at all.”

The press release goes on to say,

“In fact, over half (54 per cent) of individuals have been unable to attend an event that they initially would have liked to attend simply because the event was either too difficult to get to or travel was too expensive.

Furthermore, those surveyed showed dissatisfaction towards events they had attended in the past. Over half (56 per cent) said they have previously attended a poorly organised event, whilst 44 per cent said they have actually left an event because they found it boring.”

Shoaib Aslam, Founder of EventsX, commented on the research,

“Attending an event should be a positive experience, whether it’s learning new information, exchanging ideas, or meeting new people, and the events industry needs to ensure this is at the core of every event.”
“All events should be accessible for attendees, and often virtual, or even hybrid events, are the best option to make sure people can attend seamlessly – whilst avoiding any unplanned travel delays. By going virtual, attendees can simply dial-in at the touch of a button, breaking down geographical barriers, which in turn boosts attendance.”

The press release is below, just click the button to download it in PDF format.

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