25/01/2013 Statistics and MICE researches

Business travel: in 2013 emerging countries are set to drive the sector. Italy is stable

This year, on a global level,  the business travel sector is expected to  remain more or less stable compared to 2012: This was revealed by an anticipation of the results given by the eighth AirPlus Travel Management Study, the annual survey conducted by the multinational specializing in the provision of solutions for the payment and analysis of expenses associated with corporate business travel.

The study was conducted during the second six months of 2012 on a sample of 2, 100 travel managers in 24 countires  (including Italy), and will be available at the beginning of March.

The results of the survey showed that companies with headquarters in Europe, North America, Australia and Singapore, will maintain travel volumes and business travel expenses at the same levels registered last year while, conversely, an increase in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is predicted.

As far as number of trips are concerned, the majority of travel managers interviewed, both from industrialized as well as emerging countries, maintain that the rates offered by service suppliers are likely to increase. In particular, an increase in air ticket prices is expected,  due, above all, to  ancillary fees (e.g. more comfortable seats on board, the  pre-selection of seats or luggage stored in the hold etc.) with the same applying to extra hotel services (Wi-Fi, fitness, express check-out).

As regards Italy, 62% of the travel managers interviewed maintain that the number of business trips will remain at the same levels as those of 2012, 65%% that expenditure will remain around the same values as those of last year with the same applying to service costs (flights, hotels, car hire, etc.).


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