Most Business Travelers Don’t Have to Follow Policy, Report Finds
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From Business Travel Executive:

Fewer than half of business travelers are required to adhere to an approval policy, according to the new Egencia Travel Policy Insights: Global Air Edition report; Egencia is the business travel division of Expedia. Another finding was that the vast majority of business air travel is done in economy class, including premium economy. However, many companies offer access to first or business class for longer flights, translating to a higher rate of premium travel for international trips. Also, according to the report, travel policies require purchasing tickets well in advance. It cited recent ARC/Expedia research showing Egencia clients shifting to longer booking windows (15+ days out) for premium cabin tickets. However, among travelers from companies with advance purchase policies, 50 percent of air tickets are still booked less than 14 days in advance of travel. This suggests that despite policies that require early planning, last-minute bookings are still allowed.