Business Travel Show survey reveals third consecutive rise in merger of C&I and travel

The number of business travel managers who are also responsible for C&I travel has risen for a third year, according to a survey carried out by the Business Travel Show.

Business Travel Show survey reveals third consecutive rise in merger of MICE and travel
Business Travel Show survey reveals third consecutive rise in merger of MICE and travel

183 senior business travel managers took part in the annual business travel survey, which concluded that 58% were now managing meetings spends.

This is a figure that has risen over the last three years. The same survey in 2012 survey showed only 55% of business travel managers managing meeting spend, while that percetage was 40% in 2011.

The research also found that of the 58% of senior business travel managers managing C&I spend, 42% did not have a strategic meetings management policy (SMMP) in place.

President of GBTA France, Carole Poillerat, said: "I am happy to see that the Business Travel Show is continuing to help corporate buyers to understand the benefits of converging travel and meeting spends and optimise savings in the process.

"We still have a long way to go but there are already some key initiatives from buyers and suppliers that we can share and learn from."

The Business Travel Show, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, takes place on 4-5 February 2014 in London.

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