One third of buyers will have bigger corporate travel budgets in 2019, according to research by the Business Travel Show. This is on par with 2017, but down from 40 per cent last year. The poll of 134 European buyers also showed a slight increase in the number of budgets on the downturn – from 13 per cent in 2018 to 15 per cent next year.
The show’s annual survey also showed fewer buyers will see a reduction in their accommodation budgets – 14 per cent compared to 24 per cent year-on-year, although there is a slight rise in buyers with less to spend on air travel – 16 per cent compared to 11 per cent.
One third of buyers will have more trips to manage, significantly fewer than the 45 per cent last year. And there was a drop in the number who forecast an increase in travel costs – from 47 per cent last year to 43 per cent.
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