2017’s Top Destinations for Business Travelers

Top Business Travel Trends 2017

This year, more business travelers than ever buckled into the passenger seat of a Lyft ride to get to airports, client events, and meetings across the country. Lyft tallied the business rides that travelers took in 2017: Here are your top business travel trends and destinations of the year.

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Hotel Chains
From San Diego to Boston, business travelers sunk into luxury pillow-tops and iconic hotel pools (after the meeting, of course) at over 6,000 Marriott Hotel
properties — like the Ritz-Carlton and Courtyard by Marriott — recently ranked #1 on J.D. Power’s 2017 Hotel Loyalty Program Satisfaction Study.
1. Marriott
2. Westin
3. Hilton

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Business Travel Routes
Millions of business travelers bookended their trips with Lyft rides to and from the airport or train station on our most popular business travel route: San Francisco to
Los Angeles.
1. San Francisco to Los Angeles
2. New York City to Philadelphia
3. New York City to San Francisco

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Airports
SFO welcomed an all-time record 53.1 million airline passengers in 2017, as well as an all-time record of business travelers who arrived or departed in Lyft rides.
1. San Francisco International Airport
2. Los Angeles International Airport
3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport

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Train Stations
Whether they were one of millions of Amtrak or DC Metro riders, or just a snazzy, gold leaf ceiling enthusiast, Lyft’s business travelers rode through Union Station in
Washington DC more often than any other train station in the country.
1. Union Station, Washington, DC
2. 30th Street Station, Philadelphia
3. 4th and King Street Station, San Francisco

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Business Travel Day
After a week of client meetings or a long business trip, there’s nothing quite like grabbing a Lyft ride home on a Thursday. Business travelers ride the most during
the middle of the week, and the least on Monday and Friday.
1. Thursday
2. Wednesday
3. Tuesday

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Business Travel Time of Day
The most popular times for business rides came so close we could almost call them a three-way-tie: The commuter hours see the most business rides during the
day. And while some business travelers start their days as early as 4 AM, the business ride traffic rises steadily to the morning peak from 8 AM to 9 AM.
1. 5-6 PM
2. 8-9 AM
3. 6-7 PM

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2 Comments
  1. I felt this blog was a tip for every corporate traveler. Thanks for sharing it, I personally feel that as a corporate traveler using Corporate and Business travel service providers would further reduce the stress, manage travel policies, cut down the expenses.

  2. During high-demand times, rates for ride shares can go sky-high. Uber calls it surge pricing, and Lyft calls it prime time. The morning commute, post-work rush hour or late on a Saturday night can all be popular times to summon a car, and can mean that you’ll pay higher-than-average rates per mile or minute. After a big event in your city, like a sporting event or concert, expect to pay a premium around the venue too.

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