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Corporate Travel Managers Poised to Rein In Costs Due To Global Economic Concerns In AirPlus Survey

Dépèche transmise le 24 octobre 2011 par Business Wire

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirPlus International, a global leader in corporate travel payment and analysis solutions, releases October’s The Wire…from AirPlus titled: Economic Flux. According to the survey’s results, those who expect to feel pressure to make changes (nearly half at 47 percent) were prepared to pull several cost-saving levers in the next six months. More than half anticipated stricter pre-trip approvals (58 percent) and shifting more travel to web conferencing or telepresence (56 percent). For more details, including a complimentary PDF of the full survey results, please visit the AirPlus Community.

“This year, industry sentiment regarding the outlook for the future has been a bit like a ride on a roller coaster. We began the year with optimism about rebounding from the economic decline but this has changed now more into fear and uncertainty for what’s to come”

“This year, industry sentiment regarding the outlook for the future has been a bit like a ride on a roller coaster. We began the year with optimism about rebounding from the economic decline but this has changed now more into fear and uncertainty for what’s to come,” said Richard Crum, President and CEO of AirPlus International, Inc. “We will continue to work with our customers and partners to help them take advantage of the full suite of AirPlus products which provide travel professionals with the data and tools they need to better manage their travel programs - through times of growth as well as when delivering cost savings are the priority.”

The Wire…from AirPlus is a monthly pulse report for the business travel industry on timely and relevant topics. Results of this edition are based on a survey of 152 corporate travel buyers primarily in North America from September 1-7, 2011.

AirPlus International is a leading business travel payment solution with a payment suite of central bill accounts, corporate cards and online management tools that are used by over 35,000 customers worldwide. AirPlus is travel agency neutral, the leading issuer of UATP worldwide and the preferred partner of various airlines such as Air China, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Luxair, Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal and Singapore Airlines. For more information, please visit AirPlus.com, contribute to our AirPlus Community, follow us via Twitter and LinkedIn, and like us on Facebook.

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