Overseas business travel set to continue rise

Overseas business travel set to continue rise

Business travellers are set to take 2% more overseas trips in the next six months, according to figures released by Mapfre Insurance. The data found that 34% of travellers have done more business abroad in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2010 and this had mainly taken place in Europe, with Asia second. Meanwhile the majority, 44% said they had travelled the same amount of times and 23% had travelled less. As a result, 29% expect to travel more in the next six months and 21% think their travelling will decrease. “Our research suggests that the business travel market is on the up and business travellers expect that trend to continue,” said Leire Jimenez, head of B2B travel at Mapfre Assistance. “This should provide an opportunity for business travel firms to increase revenue from an increase in passenger numbers”.

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