Road Warrior is the most iconic descriptor of a business traveller. But what is a road warrior and where does the term come from? Many believe the macho moniker can be traced to the Road Warrior (or Mad Max) series of post-apocalyptic movies starring a battled-scarred Mel Gibson.
Business travellers wear smart clothes, travel in planes, stay in hotels with marble lobbies and have important meetings in glass-encased towers. Don’t they?
It’s results season. Australian business travel leaders Flight Centre and Corporate Travel Management have just reported strong market share gains in a sector that Qantas today described as flat. So who is losing out?