Business travel changes as companies try to cut expenses

Interesting New York Times article here on how the economy has changed the corporate idea of business travel. Fewer trips and cheaper trips are hurting companies like Continental:

It blamed the downgrades, as well as travelers’ decisions to forgo trips altogether, for its loss of $136 million during the first three months of 2009. Overall passenger revenue for the quarter fell 18.8 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2008.

Apparently hotels like Red Lion are now attracting some business travelers. I have never tried a Red Lion but I like that they are pet friendly.

It makes this old question seem pretty obvious now.

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