Spend to increase but policies under scrutiny in 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The latest edition of the European Business Travel Barometer by American Express Global Business Travel reveals that while spending in the sector is set to increase in 2018, travel managers are increasingly trying to find the right balance between policy and traveller satisfaction.

The business travel marketplace outgrew predictions in 2017, growing 3.1 per cent (as opposed to the expected 2.5 per cent), boosted by medium-sized companies (up 5 per cent) and small businesses (up 3 per cent). American Express GBT says growth in travel spend is expected to continue this year at 3.4 per cent.

Geopolitical situations don’t appear to be hindering growth in business travel, with 60 per cent saying Brexit has not had a significant impact and 65 per cent saying the same of travel restrictions initiated by the Trump administration


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