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February 6, 2015
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UK: Keeping Business Travelers Connected Costs Firms £370 Million

The cost of keeping business travellers connected while they travel has spiralled to more than £370 million each year for British companies, according to new research.

A global study by Amba Hotels found that the average UK business traveller spends £16.30 on Wi-Fi and roaming charges on each trip – a third more than the average spend in the US, where free Wi-Fi is more widely available.
It found that hotels and airports are the worst offenders when it comes to the on-the-road internet bill, with some charging up to £17 for 24 hours' access.

The survey, carried out in conjunction with RottenWiFi.com, also found that having to pay for Wi-Fi services affects workers' efficiency with up to 70 per cent of business travellers regularly unable to work properly due to slow or unreliable Wi-Fi connections: 20 per cent have been unable to join a work call or video-conferencing meeting and almost a fifth have been late for an important conference or video call. 

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