Did you hear?... Business Travel Coalition releases its annual U.S. Business Travel Survey

The Business Travel Coalition has released its annual U.S. Business Travel Survey.

The Business Travel Coalition has released its annual U.S. Business Travel Survey. Major findings include that: 1) business travel will decline further in 2002; 2) many corporate cutbacks in travel are permanent; 3) business airfare levels are perceived as too high; 4) substitutes to the commercial airline product have become mainstream; and 5) support is growing for a "Trusted Traveler" program as an antidote to airport security hassles. The 2002 U.S. Business Travel Survey was sponsored by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) and conducted in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). Approximately 184 corporations representing $2.9 billion in annual, domestic U.S. air transportation purchases participated in the survey. To view the survey, go to www.btctravelogue.com/pressonly.htm -- yeah, we know it says "press only," but who are they kidding here. The link is open to anyone.


Did you hear?... Business Ethics magazine announces its 13th annual Business Ethics Awards

Business Ethics magazine has just announced its 13th annual Business Ethics Awards. The awards are given to companies who exhibit a commitment to social responsibility and ethical business practices. One of three award winners this year is The Timberland Company. Timberland was ...read more

Did you hear?... Away.com and Outside magazine to release results of an adventure travel survey

Away.com and Outside magazine will be releasing the full results of an adventure travel survey at the International Adventure Travel and Outdoor Sports Show this Saturday at Navy Pier, in Chicago, Ill. The survey, conducted post Sept. 11, queried Outside Online visitors, Outside ...read more

Did you hear?... Many business executives will travel less next year

A just-released survey shows that many business executives will travel less in the next year, not necessarily because of the terrorist attacks, but more because of a "change in the business climate" that requires them to travel less. According to the Net Future Institute, 49 ...read more

Did you hear?... U.S. Department of Commerce to set up system to track travel and tourism contributions

The U.S. Department of Commerce is in the process, thanks to a $500,000 grant from Congress, of setting up a system to track the contributions that travel and tourism make to the overall U.S. economy. This will enable official comparisons with other industry sectors to be made on ...read more


Did you hear?...Small business satisfaction with banks declines

According to the 2010 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, overall satisfaction by small business banking customers with their banks has dropped from 718 points out of 1,000 to 711. The study found that, of any banking customer, ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The 95Ci Lifecycle bike has won the Good Design award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The bike was designed with Life Fitness by Cesaroni Design Associates. The Museum's Good Design program was founded in 1950 by pioneers of American and modern ...read more

Did you hear?... The Federal Highway Administration renews its contract with the Coalition for RTP and R.B. Lohr & Company

The Federal Highway Administration has renewed its contract with the Coalition for Recreational Trails and R.B. Lohr & Company to continue collecting information about trails projects funded by the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) through January of 2004. RTP applies gasoline ...read more

Fitness: Did You Hear?...

>> The Sports Club Co. is getting serious about going private again, SNEWS is told, just as it released its fourth quarter results for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2002, showing EBITDA up a rousing 469.5 percent. Apparently, a committee has been organized to consider the move. ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Mad Dogg Athletics has recently launched a program to get new consumers into clubs and onto its Spinning bikes. The program is called "Ticket to Ride," and allows consumers to try a class for free at participating clubs when they go to www.spinning.com and download a free ...read more