Net will not replace business travel CAA

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Despite witnessing a 22.2 percent drop in business travel from the UK last year, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) believes face to face meetings will reignite the industry.According to a CAA study covering the affect of the recession, people prefer in person interaction for discussions and marketing demonstrations over web access.CAA director of economic regulation Harry Bush said companies all over the world have been affected by the recession but business travel is still important to businesses.“In the longer term, new communications technologies will have an impact, but seem unlikely significantly to replace business travel, as face-to-face meetings will remain important to business travellers,” he said.”Other research has suggested that ICT development is only a supplement to face-to-face meetings and could even induce additional travel, as technology can enhance interactions and relationship building, leading to a greater customer base and an increased volume of business travel,” adds the Flying on Business report.last_img read more