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AirPlus Releases Survey Highlighting the Current Industry Emphasis on Meeting Spend

Dépèche transmise le 18 août 2009 par Business Wire

AirPlus Releases Survey Highlighting the Current Industry Emphasis on Meeting Spend

AirPlus Releases Survey Highlighting the Current Industry Emphasis on Meeting Spend

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirPlus International, a global provider of corporate travel payment solutions, releases The Wire…from AirPlus August 2009 edition titled: Tackling Meetings Spend. The survey found that travel managers are getting involved as economic woes push corporations to improve meetings visibility. In fact, meetings are on the radar with 52% of the corporate travel professionals surveyed as “very involved” or “involved” in the planning and sourcing meetings, and another 33% stating they assist in the process. Another question posed was whether a current meeting policy existed and 58% of respondents stated they have a policy, but that number is halved by those that enforce it. For more details, including a complimentary PDF of the results, please visit the AirPlus Community.

“With the survey showing that 85% of travel managers are already in the mix of managing meetings, the synergies that exist by combining elements of travel and meetings pose a tremendous opportunity for savings. Like travel policies, however, meeting policies often must be enforced to work at their optimal levels,” said Richard Crum, President of AirPlus International, Inc.

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 148 travel management professionals in North America and Europe in July 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 of 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 www.airplus.com, contribute to our blog at www.airpluscommunity.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/AirPlus, and become a fan at www.facebook.com/airplusinternational. Press may contact: Rana Walker, Marketing and Communications at +1 (703) 373-0947 or rwalker@airplus.com.

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