This paper describes the results of a survey of the National Business Travel Association, which is an organization of 888 corporate travel managers. The data was collected between May and August, 1994. The top five factors cited for the decline in the percentage of airline passengers who are business travelers were as follows: 1. pressures to reduce travel costs; 2. rising airline fares; 3. cuts in middle management; 4. substitution of telecommunications technologies for airline travel; 5. substitution of automobile transportation for airline travel. The author sees telecommunications as a big threat to airline travel. He notes that corporate travel managers already report the use of telecommunications as a substitute for air travel, and that they expect it to increase in the future.

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    • This paper was presented in Forum Session "Changes in Business Travel Behavior and Demand." These Proceedings, Volume 8 of the TRF 36th Annual Conference, were funded for publication by the UPS Foundation.
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    • Stephenson, F
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  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00727120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 8
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  • Created Date: Oct 24 1996 12:00AM