Study: Upscale hotel, air bookings by business travelers on the rise

09/22/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A new study by Travel Leaders Group indicates that the number of travel agents who booked first- or business-class seats for at least 11% of their clients increased 4.6% from the previous year. The study also found that the number of corporate travelers who booked upscale hotel rooms rose by 3.5% from the previous year. "We're seeing a notable increase overall in the number of business travelers flying first and business class. This is a positive indicator that businesses are feeling better about the economy," said Steve Loucks, a Travel Leaders Group spokesman.

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