Transportation And Money: Business Travel Spending To Rise In 2015

Although many companies put the brakes on business travel in the wake of the recession, business travel has been on a roll for the past couple of years and is expected to rise 6.2 percent to $310.2 billion in 2015. Trips are going up, as well according to the GBTA Foundation, which estimates that there will be 490.4 million business related trips this year, up 1.7 percent. Lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending therefore boosting the kind of economic projects that involve business travel. Click here for more details.

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Business Trip: Travelling Professionals Prefer Working In Their Cars Over Trains Or Planes

A report published in Work, Employment, and Society has found that “significant variations” in noise and lack of space “inhibited people’s ability to work” on trains and planes. However, working conditions in a car were much more accommodating. Data notes that business travelers were most likely to work extensively in train carriages and sitting in their cars in service station car parks. See more here.  

 

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6 Amazing Business Travel Gadgets

Check out these 6 amazing business travel gadgets! They are designed to provide that extra edge you need to stay focused, charge up your devices, keep tabs on your email, and even protect your data from hackers.

 

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Airlines Using Data to Reach Flyers in Real Time

New technologies for gathering and analyzing data are bringing significant changes to how airlines use their growing cache of personal information about passengers and how agents sell travel. Airlines are trying to differentiate themselves amongst competitors. They are tweaking the customer experience with tailor-made offers based on a combination of real-time and mined data. See more here

3 Corporate Event Trends for 2015

Social, local and mobile engagement will be key this year. The growing awareness of the effectiveness of face-to-face engagement and the large percentage of budget allocated for meetings, events and travel, will prove to make 2015 a milestone year in elevating these practices. Take a look at Successful Meetings breakdown here.

Top business travel trends for 2015

A recent report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) suggests that business travel is set to increase 8.6% in 2015. The expectations of business travelers are changing. From technology to travel options, here are a few of the key trends expected to influence business travelers in 2015. 

Great Apps for Business Travelers

A great deal of stress can be involved in a business trip. By loading the following apps and you can help make the trip more manageable. Take a look at the advice from Fox News here

 

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