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9/04/2015 Statistics and MICE researches

Business Travel, 2015 is the year of optimism

Business Travel
Business Travel

The good news is that, after years, there is s newfound optimism on a worldwide scale for business travel: this is the main sign that emerged from the tenth edition of the AirPlus International Travel Management Study 2015 AirPlus International in 24 Countries among which also Italy.

Even though more than half of the almost 1,000 Travel Managers interviewed thinks the current economic crisis will not have any impact on corporate business travel, and a third thinks, on the other hand, that this will have a negative effect, on a worldwide level the percentage of companies that predicts a positive effect during 2015 on business travel has grown by 4 points compared to last year, going from 14 to 18%. The companies are therefore aware that the crisis is not yet over, however, 35% (31% in 2014) of managers predicts an increase in 2015 of the number of business trips. Compared to last year, however, significant goegraphic differences emerge: a considerable increase in the expectations of the number of trips from travel managers operating in North America (46%, 28% in 2014), Asia Pacific (44%, 34% in 2014) and Western Europe (32%, 30% in 2014), a sign of a marked economic growth in these zones.

Italian travel managers seem to adapt to the global trends: one on four (24%) predicts that the current economic situation will have positive effects on business travel - a growth percentage of 9% compared to 2014 and of 8 percentile points more compared to the average European of 16%. Moreover, for 21% of the Italian interviewees the number of business trips will grow whereas for 56% it will remain stable and for 13% it will decrease.



 

 


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