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BREAKING: Travelocity CEO Hits Back

LCT Staff
Posted on May 13, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The CEO of Internet travel site Travelocity says misguided criticism of business travel has led to a lot of confusion about what's acceptable.

Sam Gilliland spoke to a Senate subcommittee on tourism on Wednesday. Gilliland and other travel officials say those who have criticized some business travel as too lavish and excessive because of the global economic crisis do not appreciate how important business travel is for both business and the economy.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., the subcommittee's chairwoman, said excesses of a few bad actors have unfairly tarnished business travel.

Gilliland and other witnesses say business travel is down across the board. Gilliland finds that troubling, saying such travel produces thousands of jobs.

Source: Associated Press

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