Last updated: 09:32 PM ET, Sun January 06 2013

Travel Leaders Group Unveils Business Travel Trends Survey for 2013

Features & Advice | Travel Leaders Group | James Shillinglaw | January 06, 2013

Travel Leaders Group’s annual Travel Trends Survey, released Jan. 4, finds that 80 percent of the group’s business-focused travel agents are forecasting that clients will be traveling as much or more than last year. Fewer than 10 percent of those polled say their clients will be traveling less, which paradoxically may prove to be the reason why the survey data also reveals that “cost savings” will be the most important factor for business travel clients in 2013.

Conducted Nov. 19 to Dec. 16, 2012, the survey is based on responses from 335 Travel Leaders Group owners, managers and frontline travel experts throughout the United States who identified that 50 percent or more of their portfolio consists of business travel clients. Travel Leaders Group, with collective travel sales of $18 billion, includes the Travel Leaders Franchise Group, Tzell Travel Group, Nexion, Protravel International and

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