Business travel buyers continue to see cutting costs as their biggest challenge for the coming year, according to the latest Business Travel Show forecast.
For the second year running cost concerns topped a list of challenges which also included duty of care, rising airfares, Brexit and enforcing compliance.
But while travel buyers continue to look to cut costs, an increasing number of them will have more money to spend than in 2016, with 32 per cent reporting larger budgets, compared to 29 per cent last year.
Other findings of the forecast include over four fifths (81 per cent) of travel buyers increasing their use of low-cost carriers, and just under 40 per cent booking more serviced apartments.
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