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New survey from American Express Global Business Travel

GBT travel counselors interact with business travelers every day, booking thousands of trips and ensuring travelers get to and from their destinations safely. This tenured team revealed some of the top trends in air, lodging and overall trip booking to help companies plan for the year ahead.

As 2014 winds down, companies are reflecting on the past year as they prepare for 2015. For insight into business travel over the past year. American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) asked their travel counselors to weigh in on traveler preferences and common requests. GBT travel counselors interact with business travelers every day, booking thousands of trips and ensuring travelers get to and from their destinations safely. This tenured team revealed some of the top trends in air, lodging and overall trip booking to help companies plan for the year ahead.  

Some of the insights include:

  • Business travelers take 21-30 trips per year
  • Fall was cited as the busiest time of year for business travel
  • Brand names are most important when booking hotels

And surprisingly:

  • 21% of travel counselors said they have received travel requests related to pets
  • Business travelers have requested to stay in B&Bs, apartments, cabins, castles and tree houses.


GBT Travel Counselor Survey Report

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