by By Loren G. Edelstein | October 21, 2009

AirPlus International Inc. released its fifth annual Travel Management Study, a survey of 1,500 travel managers from 15 countries conducted February through April, projecting trends for the following 12 months.This year, for the first time in the study's history, more respondents expected the number of business trips to fall (35 percent) vs. those who believed travel volume would increase (23 percent). Fifty-eight percent of respondents expected their travel policies would become more restrictive, and 70 percent were implementing stricter means of enforcing their policies. Only 17 percent believed they would hold more meetings, while 31 percent expected the number of meetings to decline. The 20-page report can be downloaded here.