Business travellers appear to be using mobile applications for pretty much the same as their jetsetting leisure counterparts rather than the vast array of tools their employers would perhaps like.
A study of 1,000 British corporate flyers in July this year found that mapping applications are the most popular services being used by travellers on the road, with 90% always, often or occasionally using such tools.
This is in stark contrast to apps which are designed specifically for travellers, especially the road warriors, with information guides (dedicated airport apps or services such as GateGuru, says provider of the study, Concur) only being used regularly by a third.
Four in ten travellers are using flight tracking services provided by airlines or TripIt (the company owned by Concur), but only a measly 16% will take functions such as expense reporting on the road with them and over three-quarters have never downloaded administrative tools to a mobile device.
It looks like business travellers are not behaving any differently to other travellers, with 60% filling their travel time on mobile devices by playing around on social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) to keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family back at the ranch.
The marketplace is widening, however, as just 11% of business travellers do not have access to a smartphone-type device when they hit the road.