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Business travel on the rise

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February 8, 2014

Business travel on the rise

Hospitality News: Business TravelBusiness travel showed a slight uptick in 2013, according to the findings of the annual report from the travel technology and transaction processing company Amadeus.

In a survey of 400 travelers from the United Kingdom and Ireland, the report ? entitled “Amadeus Business Travel Insights: Business travel gets personal” ? showed a small increase in business travel trips in 2013, with an average of 13.1 trips being taken per person compared to 12.7 in 2012. The number of individuals taking one or more business trips has doubled between 2011 and 2013 (four percent vs. eight percent).

But the survey also found that business travelers want to feel the love. Almost two thirds of travelers say ancillary services such as extra legroom, dietary requests and extra luggage are important to them. Some 10 percent of women stated they could not do without extra luggage allowances, compared to just 1 percent of men. Efficiency is also the main focus for business travelers, with 21 percent specifying that obtaining the closest hotel to the meeting is their top priority when traveling. The second greatest is connectivity, with 18 percent citing the ability to connect to Wi-Fi as their top travel need. To see the full report – please visit?here.

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