An increase in sales of mini-to-mid-sized buses points to a recent shift to more specialized tours catering to smaller groups.
Sales reported by five OEMs have risen steadily despite a weak economy nationwide.
After tracking below 50 on the index for 13 months, corporate travel in the US measured 51.7 in April.
The industry's benchmark statistics draw upon diverse operator input for widely cited results.
The increase shows the resilience of demand for connectivity despite recent turmoil in equity markets.
Analysis: Dualing sets of numbers point to the overall challenges of assessing passenger safety risks.
The amount of Americans starting or running new businesses now tops 27 million, according to a new report.
JUNE LCT: After a comeback year, most signs are holding steady or looking slightly up despite the onslaught from TNCs.
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A peak of 45 driver homicides was reported in 2003; since then, the figure has declined.
The actual number of U.S. business trips will rise, but spending per trip will be lower than first estimated.
MAY LCT Publisher's Column: Mobile apps/on-demand technology will be the traveler’s best friend with better connectivity and business travel apps.
MAY LCT: Operators embrace more advanced technology and social media strategies as profits rise, service levels diversify and the client mix shifts.
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