Direct flight from Augusta to D.C. to resume in the spring

...US Airways operated a daily direct flight between Augusta and Reagan National for about two years. It targeted business travel by officials with Fort Gordon, Savannah River Site, National Security Agency and Georgia Regents University.Because...

US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

...businesses are creating jobs at a steady pace and consumer spending is on the rise.The Global Business Travel Association predicts that worldwide business travel will grow 6.9 percent this year to a record $1.18 trillion. The United States is the...

Business travel changes post-9-11

...airlines" forecast. How quickly business travel bounces back is an open question...Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, an advocacy group...McInerney, head of the National Business Travel Association, reports that corporate...

Business travel reaches plateau

...fewer people are taking them, meaning those who do travel do so more often. "There will be a decline in demand for business travel services as you scan the horizon," predicted Peter Yesawich, whose international marketing firm also tracks travel...

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Companies cut back on business travel

...The greatest part of the decrease has been caused by business travel, especially to corporate meetings, trade shows and...slowdowns, the vacation market typically trailed business travel belt-tightening by about six months, so industry...

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Ownership of Augusta plant still not settled

...positive impact on furniture stores and other retailers in high-growth areas across the region. Reports on tourism and business travel remained positive. Activity in Georgia and Florida was strong, with high occupancy numbers at local hotels and resorts...


Views of business travel differ for men, women When it comes to business travel, women and men have surprisingly different views. A new survey by New York University's Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Administration and Wyndham Hotels...

Business digest

...vice president at the Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. who spends half her work time traveling, offers the following business travel tips: - Keep a separate travel set of toiletries and cosmetics that you never unpack at home. Wrap clothing in dry...

Business travelers find less luxury on the road

...how much they can pay for flights, car rentals and hotel rooms. "Prices of business travel have gone up, but companies have struggled to contain business travel expenses," said Craig Lanza, who edited this year's business survey for for...

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Business Briefs: Dow Jones closes with slight gain

...the Dow Jones industrial average rose 4.62 to 6,489.02.Business fares hit record levelNEW YORK - The cost of business travel reached record levels in November, while leisure fares dropped, American Express reports. The average one-way...