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Biz Travel Looking Strong Despite Age Of Austerity

Posted on August 10, 2011

Business travel is alive and well in the era of austerity.

A good-sized chunk of the workforce hits the road at least seven times a year, and they’re pretty happy about it. While budgets are tight and technology makes it easier than ever to connect virtually, there’s still no substitute for face-to-face contact with customers and partners.

Companies are willing to send staffers out for several days at a time, spending well over $400 a day to do so. Almost 4,000 business-traveling respondents took part in the research, which was the product of two surveys; one report was released by makers of TripIt, a mobile trip organizer device, and the other is from the Global Business Travel Association and Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense-management solutions and the parent company of TripIt.

The findings also highlight the tech preferences of these road warriors, especially when it comes to the use of smartphones.

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Source: BaselineMag.com

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