by Michael J. Shapiro | December 21, 2011

 Corporations are likely to direct travel to emerging markets in 2012, according to travel management company Hogg Robinson Group. "The economic outlook is driving companies to seek new business, and this means prioritizing markets with the healthiest prospects for growth," explained HRG group commercial director Stewart Harvey, who expects HRG clients to focus on destinations such as China, India and Brazil in the coming year. Travel alternatives, such as videoconferencing, could become more popular for internal meetings, he added. Other trends to watch are an increased emphasis on pre-trip approvals and mobile approval capabilities, an intensified call for transparency with respect to ancillary fees, and very conservative capacity increases from airlines.