North America 'hit by decline in business travel'

26 October 2009 07:46

North America 'hit by decline in business travel'

Falling numbers of business travellers has had an impact on the North American travel market, it has been revealed.

According to, the region has seen the biggest drop in people travelling for business in recent months.

Commenting on the findings, travel expert at the website Bob Atkinson said: "North America was heavily reliant on business traffic for the big scheduled airlines and all the scheduled airlines across the Atlantic have suffered with business class bookings."

Those who still travel frequently for their job may find it better value for money to get an annual holiday insurance policy rather than an individual business travel insurance policy.

According to a recent survey from Thomson and First Choice Trends 2009, published in September, 80 per cent of Brits said that in 2010, they still expect to take a holiday, despite the ongoing impact of the recession.

In total, 46 per cent admitted that they would use the impact of the recession to seek out better deals on high-end hotels.

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