AirPlus Survey of Corporate Travel Buyers and
Suppliers Highlight Rising Travel Volumes in 2010
August 27, 2010 05:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AirPlus International, a global provider of corporate travel
payment solutions, releases August’s TheWire…from AirPlus entitled: On the Up and Up. Corporate Travel
Buyers and Suppliers were surveyed on the topic of travel volumes for the second half of 2010 and the results were
positive projections overall. More than 52 percent of suppliers expected to see travel volume increases and for the
59 percent of buyers with positive projections, 66 percent identified travel for sales or for new business development
opportunities as the top area of growth. For more details, including a complimentary PDF of the results, please visit
the AirPlus Community.
“The majority of both groups project business travel volume increases overall, and a larger percentage of buyers than
suppliers actually expect to see increases in their company's business travel volume in the latter half of 2010 when
compared to the same period last year,” said Richard Crum, President and CEO of AirPlus International, Inc. “We
also see that the need for ROI in travel programs is also increasing. With 50% of buyers feeling pressure to find
additional savings and another 30% focused on ROI, we feel that AirPlus customers are a step ahead in this process.
Our robust data is transparent and yields attainable ROI goals including an increase of travel policy and stronger
The Wire…from AirPlus is a monthly report on the pulse of the industry and its relevant topics. Results of this
edition are based on a survey of 80 travel management professionals in North America and Europe from July 15 to
August 13, 2010.
AirPlus International provides savings to over 33,000 customers worldwide through a suite of business travel
payment solutions which include central bill accounts, corporate cards and online management tools. AirPlus