Tuesday 24 October 2017

Hidden costs double for corporate travel

Sarah McCabe

Sarah McCabe

CORPORATE customers are paying out twice as much on hidden travel costs as they did last year, according to new research. A study by travel expense managers Concur says corporate travellers spent more than twice as much on ancillary travel fees like baggage costs and on-board entertainment in 2012 than they did in 2011.

"The fact that ancillary spending nearly doubled... reflects two facts: customers are using automated tools to more accurately track their ancillary spending, while airlines, hotels, etc have gotten more savvy about collecting more cash in a down market," said tech specialist Robert Mahowald.

Concur still found that firms spent 4.5pc less overall per traveller in 2012.

Irish Independent

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