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 percent of survey respondents plan to travel less over the next 12 months, and nearly two-thirds of those pointed to the shifting business climate. Nearly a third cited inconvenience due to canceled flights, increased security, complexity of travel logistics, and the like, while about a quarter say it's a concern for personal safety. Some also named budget control and the increased use of video conferencing or other technology to accomplish what's needed without hitting the road. To find out more about the survey or the institute, go to www.netfutureinstitute.com.
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. 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) ...read more