CHANGES IN BUSINESS TRAVEL BEHAVIOR AND DEMAND

The author discusses his observations regarding changes in business travel and demand. Though business travel seemed to be in decline a few years ago, we recently read about a boom in business travel. Business people are flying again, though the reason for that is not clear. The author provides a list of factors that he thinks contributed to the decline in business travel that occurred in 1991-1993. These include the following: closer scrutiny of travel expenses by large corporations; increase in the number of small companies now existent (who would less readily spend money on flying); drastic cuts in middle management positions - people who used to fly a lot; decentralization of corporations - less travel to company headquarters; an aging population; automobiles equipped with car phones; telecommunications advances; and, until recently, very high, unrestricted airplane fares.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1996 12:00AM