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Executives travel without luxuries; overflow at conferences

USA Today reported that executives are gingerly getting back to traveling after having reduced their trips over the past…

USA Today reported that executives are gingerly getting back to traveling after having reduced their trips over the past couple of years. Yet they aren`t letting go of penny-pinching habits formed during the recession. The average corporate cost for a domestic airline ticket fell 12 percent and the average international ticket cost rose 8 percent from 2000 through 2003, says Topaz International. Far more company travel and entertainment budgets will be higher than lower this year compared with last, according to a recent survey by the National Business Travel Association.



As companies save on individual trips, they are loosening up enough to allow employees to attend conventions and meetings: Last month in Dallas, the Hobby Industry Association reported its first sold-out show in 10 years. About 13,000 attendees visited 1,152 exhibiting companies and 3,049 booths. In New Orleans, the Society for Neuroscience attracted a record 28,000 attendees in November. The American College of Cardiology, which asked for 15,000 rooms for its upcoming March 6-10 convention, added 200 rooms. Late last year, Boston reported a citywide sellout of hotel rooms for the first time since the tech boom imploded.

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