U.S. Business Travel is Up

According to a new survey released by Runzheimer International, business travel was up in 2010. The study cites that:

  • 49% of the 70 organizations surveyed are increasing travel expenses in 2010. Of those respondents, 48% reported an increase in the number of domestic trips as the main reason for the rise in costs.
  • Air travel makes up 43% of the travel costs, with 24% dedicated to lodging.
  • Businesses are still keeping cost control a high priority, with 88% controlling costs by encouraging use of preferred vendors, 75% encouraging travel alternatives (web, telephone or video conferencing) and 72% are reducing attendance at conferences and conventions.
  • Business trips have decreased in duration: A two-day trip is the average length reported by 46% of the respondents, while a three-day trip was the average for 40%.
  • 42% of respondents reported that their frequent travelers are on trips between 31 and 75 days each year, which is up from 29% in 2008.

Overall, 2010 has seen an increase in business travel, which means 2011 will likely follow that trend. runzheimer.com (Nov. 19, 2010) [Content provided by Smart Meetings.com]


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