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Business travel add-ons such as consultancy services, visas and currency exchange have increased 78 per cent year on year for GTMC members, research has shown.
The GTMC first quarter transaction survey of 2014 showed that ‘other’ services grew more strongly than any other category between January and March compared to the same period in 2013.
The GTMC membership accounts for more than 80 per cent of UK expenditure on managed business travel.
The quarterly survey monitors a range of services offered by travel management companies and highlights trends in the business travel sector.
The study also showed GTMC members’ air transactions are up for the fourth quarter on a row and four per cent year-on-year.
Hotel sales rose by 12 per cent when compared to the same quarter last year, rail saw a 10 per cent increase and car hire also rose by 17 per cent.
GTMC chief executive Paul Wait said: "The results are very positive, proving yet again that business travel continues to go from strength to strength, with a significant and surprising increase in business travel add-ons.
“Increased business travel is good news for UK plc, and I’m optimistic that the pace of growth will continue to increase," Wait added.
“It’s an exciting time our sector and a good opportunity for TMC’s to continue to demonstrate their worth.”