2016 Price Forecast: Flat Airfares And More Hotel Hikes

By | September 30, 2015

[UPDATE, Nov. 24: Forecast data from American Express Global Business Travel is included.]

[UPDATE, Oct. 1: Information from NYU's outlook on expected hotel rate increases is included.]

For 2016, corporate travel buyers should expect hotel rate growth in the low- to mid-single-digit percentages while airfares on average show little change. Those are the bottom-line conclusions forecast by BCD Travel's Advito and, separately, Carlson Wagonlit Travel with the GBTA Foundation. As always, expectations vary by region and actual prices fluctuate under the influence of many factors.

Both Advito . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel with after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.