An interesting survey by the Travel Leaders Group has found that company policy has almost as much influence as cost in whether or not business travelers fly in first or business class.
In analyzing year-over-year business travel bookings, 80.3% of the surveyed indicated that their bookings are on par with, or better than, last year. In 2011, this figure was 83.5%. From these figures, it may appear that corporate travel bookings have slowed since last year. But they are still strong, considering that the number is still >80%.
The data is based on responses from 269 US based travel agency owners, managers and travel agents who indicated that 50% or more of their portfolio consists of business travelers.
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