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AirPlus International Releases Survey Results on Travel Alternatives

Dépèche transmise le 23 juin 2009 par Business Wire

AirPlus International Releases Survey Results on Travel Alternatives

AirPlus International Releases Survey Results on Travel Alternatives

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirPlus International, a global provider of corporate travel payment solutions, releases the June edition of The Wire…from AirPlus on the topic of Travel Alternatives. The report found that teleconferencing and web-conferencing are increasingly being used as alternatives at 81% and 71% respectively. While over half did agree that virtual meetings are as effective as meeting in person, it is interesting that 25% believed that it is rarely or almost never as effective. The top two weighted reasons cited for turning to travel alternatives included increased travel costs and decreased budgets. For more complete details, including a free PDF of the results, please visit our online community.

“We recognize that corporate travel budgets are under scrutiny and we believe that now more than ever, our customers need the rich data that our product suite provides,” said Richard Crum, President of AirPlus International, Inc. “In addition, we offer free monthly Data Lab webinars for our customers using the AirPlus Information Manager to gain transparency for analysis of their corporate travel spend.”

The Wire…from AirPlus is a monthly report on the pulse of the industry and its relevant topics. Results of this edition are based on a survey of 192 travel management professionals in North America and Europe in April 2009.

AirPlus International provides savings to over 32,000 customers worldwide through a suite of business travel payment solutions which include central bill accounts, corporate cards and online management tools. AirPlus is travel agency neutral, the leading issuer of UATP worldwide and the preferred partner and various airlines such as Air China, British Airways (NYSE:BAB), Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL), Luxair, Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal and Singapore Airlines. For more information, please visit us online at www.airplus.com, contribute to our blog at www.airpluscommunity.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/AirPlus. Press may contact: Rana Walker, Marketing and Communications at +1 (703) 373-0947 or rwalker@airplus.com.

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