Corporate Travel To Decline 15% In 2009
PhoCusWright’s U.S. Corporate Travel Distribution Fourth Edition Examines The Trends Reshaping Corporate Travel Amid The Recession
The travel industry is reeling from the economic recession, but few segments are as challenged as corporate travel. Amid double-digit declines in traveler demand and revenue, the corporate travel landscape is undergoing a major realignment. Corporations are pulling back across the board and all players - from airlines to hotels to travel management companies - are under pressure.
"Current economic challenges and public scrutiny of travel and entertainment spending has placed corporate travel on the chopping block. Sharply curtailed corporate travel budgets will mean not only less travel in 2009, but stricter policies and tougher policing when spending does occur," said Susan Steinbrink, PhoCusWright's senior research and corporate market analyst. "However, the recession will positively affect innovation, as corporations and travel management companies intensify efforts to optimize travel programs. This means bringing more spend under management, accelerating integration efforts across the corporate travel value chain, and leveraging new technologies—from mobile to video conferencing—to bolster the bottom line."
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