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Forty percent of U.S. business travelers admit to booking outside their companies’ travel policies, according to an Amex GBT & GfK survey of nearly 750 U.S.-based business travelers.
Location (to be closer to the meeting or event venue, to stay in a saver location, and to stay in a more convenient location) is the main reason, business travelers book outside their travel policy. Followed by "safe the company money" and "to be at the same hotel as the client."
"A percentage of savings going into travelers paychecks" incentives business travelers the most to book within policy, followed by "bonus paid time off" and "earnings credit towards a gift or future travel."
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