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Business Travel Trends to Watch for Fall 2018

With end-of-year goals on the horizon, fall is a historically busy season for business travel.  What can corporate travel managers and business travelers expect from the business travel industry for the remainder of 2018?

The domestic business travel market continues to climb, according to the U.S. Travel Association.  Its Travel Trends Index finds that domestic business travel increased through the first seven months of 2018 and shows potential for continued growth.  As business improves, watch for travel companies to offer more innovation, flexibility and satisfaction – a better end-user experience – to business customers.

One component of business travel’s growth is a movement towards project-based business travel, according to the Global Business Travel Association.  Different from group travel, relocation or travel for training, project-based travel centers on a project, has a start and end date, and lasts at least four nights.  GBTA estimates that the $45 billion project-based business travel market made up 15% of all U.S. business travel last year, with strong representation in sectors including manufacturing, real estate and professional services.

As the overall U.S. business travel and the project-based travel market both increase, GBTA also reportsthat mobile apps and virtual payments are trending, as business customers seek an experience that’s similar to their personal travel.  GroundLink answers this need with an award-winning mobile app that enables customers to easily book, track and pay for rides, featuring an exceptional user interface with superior functionality and security.

As the travel industry heads towards 2019, GroundLink will continue to set a new standard for ground transportation.  We provide our corporate clients and leisure travelers with safe, reliable, and professional chauffeured car service, backed up by the industry’s only ON TIME EVERY TIME® Guarantee – trends that will never go out of style.

GroundLink’s website and mobile app enable customers to easily book and track a private ride with a professional, reliable, safe driver – anytime, anywhere.  Learn about The GroundLink Difference, check our rates or call (888) 546-6715.

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