Personal vacation benefits the business according to two-thirds of small business owners. A personal vacation can improve focus, creativity and motivation. However, despite knowing the importance and benefits of completely unplugging from work, only 25 percent of small business owners are able to do so, and nearly three-quarters worry about the work and responsibilities they are missing during their time off according to a new survey released by Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card. A business trip is the best way to address this struggle for 85 percent of small business owners (SBOs). They intentionally carve out time for personal activities during a business trip.
The Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card is introducing new benefits to make it even easier for small business owners to take a well-deserved break with all the vacation benefits. All card members now have an enhanced path to Gold Elite Status when they spend $50,000 a year and, for a limited time, new cardmembers will be able to earn 100,000 bonus points when they spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.
“While small business owners enjoy making their own schedule and being their own boss, they often miss out on perks such as guaranteed paid time off,” said Vibhat Nair, general manager, Chase Card Services. “As some of the most dedicated workers in the country, small business owners deserve a break and this survey shows they are finding time off while traveling for business.”
About the Survey Vacation Benefits For Business Owners
The online survey conducted from April 19, 2016 through April 29, 2016, among a nationally representative sample of 1,001 small business owners with 99 employees or less, ages 25 and older, who travel at least three times per year for work.The margin of error is +/-3 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USAwith nearly 4,500 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise more than 56 million members.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services. Amongst them personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,300 branches, 15,500 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone.