Business travelers are taking to the skies just as much as in previous years, but they are increasingly taking time out for themselves, according to new research released by American Express Global Business Travel
Women are more organised, plan further ahead and differ in terms of their travel priorities, according to a survey of over 1,000 business travellers commissioned by bmi regional (www.bmiregional.com) to understand the behaviour and demands of women travelling on business.
Travel Leaders Group unveiled the 2013 results of its authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey. Over 92% of Travel Leaders Group agents surveyed throughout the United States say clients will spend the same or more on travel in 2013 as compared to last year, and Europe along with European cruising appears to be driving much of that spending.
According to the American Express Meetings & Events 2014 Global Meetings Forecast, following two years of modest budget and activity increases, flat or slight declines in meetings spend per organization are expected across all regions heading into 2014.
Todays young travelers are smart consumers, demand customized and adventurous trips, and rely heavily on social interaction for recommendations when considering a certain destination and activities. This according to a new report from Amadeus which also highlights the role of new technologies in continuing to drive and impact the way younger generations travel.
2012 was a year of milestone events domestically and internationally that helped set the tone for travel in 2013. New Orleans, New Zealand and Charleston are projected to be among the top destinations this year in part due to new movie releases, national events and new hotel and flight offerings.