Business travel picks up in US and Europe

Link: Dramatic fall in US business travel

According to US-based travel management company Rosenbluth International Travel, business travel from the US was down only 10% compared with 28% when the war first broke out.

In Europe it dropped to just 5%, a fall of about 10%. Elsewhere in Asia only Japan suffered as a result of the war, although trips were cut to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China as a result of the Sars outbreak.

In January, the average amount spent on business travel in the US fell by a third to reach its lowest level in a decade, a report found.

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