Letting employees keep hotel points and frequent flyer miles are the two most common travel benefits employers offer, according to new data from the Society for Human Resource Management.
The research, part of the organization’s 2017 Employee Benefits Survey, also showed more companies now offer per diem or travel reimbursement for meals — 76 percent, compared to 70 percent in 2013.
Less, however, are paying for employees’ husbands or wives to accompany them on business trips: paid travel expenses for spouses declined from 7 percent in 2013 to 2 percent this year.
Travel reimbursement for personal phone calls is also down. Currently, 36 percent of employers reimburse workers for personal calls made on business trips, compared to 44 percent in 2013.
For more on what travel expenses companies are — and aren’t — footing the bill for, view SHRM’s site.