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What To Do About Sky-High International Fares

Domestic U.S. airfare growth has moderated and there’s potential for the same in some long-haul international markets. Any company with an appreciable volume of international air travel should see it as a high-value area for spend management. According to Advito, January bookings as of last week for business class tickets to and from North America…

Domestic U.S. Business Fares Cool Off

Despite strong underlying demand, slowly recovering business travel, constrained capacity and rising costs, business airfares slipped in 2022. There are indications that fare growth in 2023 will be modest, at least in North America. American Express Global Business Travel in December said it anticipated a roughly 3 percent increase for corporate airfares within the region…

Another Slide Delays Recovery For Corporate Travel Providers

The business travel recovery is slipping as the year winds down. After a flattening in the spring and a pop in early fall, industry data in recent weeks showed declining volumes relative to 2019’s baseline. The rapid rebound in early 2022 is a memory and corporate volumes remain well below the peak from three years…

Emburse Data: U.S. Corporate Air Traffic Two-Thirds Recovered In Q3, Lagging Car Rental But Leading Lodging

Some suppliers are describing corporate travel demand recovery trends beyond 80 percent relative to 2019, but a cross section of the landscape based on large-client data from Emburse is not so optimistic. Emburse for the quarter ending in September found that domestic U.S. air booking volume was down 36 percent versus 2019. Total domestic air…

Explainer: Corporate Travel Data

With expense reimbursement getting faster and some improvements in payment data, it’s worth considering how traditional sources of corporate travel data have changed. They have, said experts, but not enough to revamp best practices.  Well-managed programs make use of booking, payment and expense sources for tracking compliance to corporate policies, finding fraud, enhancing supplier negotiations…

Finance And Professional Services Perk Up But Still Trail In Large-Market Recovery

U.S. corporate travel has recovered to between 60 percent and 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels, with solid momentum continuing this spring, according to various sources. The rebound hasn’t been uniform, with small businesses and domestic trips still far outpacing large corporate and international, though the gaps are narrowing. Fresh industry data show strength in life…

Avis Budget Cracks Down On Illicit Use Of Discount Codes

Travelers taking advantage of rates negotiated by companies they don’t work for is one of the oldest tricks in the book. With car rental rates rising amid recovering demand and limited inventory, Avis Budget is telling customers they must prove they are entitled to discounted rates by producing verification of their employer. Small businesses must…

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