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Business travel on the rise

MINNEAPOLIS (KWWL) -- It looks like the economic slump is not affecting how much business related travel people are doing. The corporate travel management company Travel Leaders indicates that business travel bookings are higher than last year at this time. 

A survey in August looked at business owners, managers and frontline travel experts throughout the United States who indicated that business travelers makes up more than half of their clientele. 

"There really is no substitute for face-to-face meetings with clients and vendors. Over the past year and a half, businesses of all kinds worked to limit expenses, and travel costs were impacted. But solid economic growth requires getting ‘back out on the road,'" stated Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Franchise Group. "While bookings still have a way to go before they return to peak levels we saw just over two years ago, our survey findings offer true optimism that businesses are feeling more confident about the economy and are taking measured, steady steps toward a more profitable future."
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