Traveller security and cutting costs remain the highest priorities in the preliminary findings of a survey of travel managers and business travellers.
The poll suggests that issues like carbon trading and climate change do not yet appear to be a major factor in corporate decision making.
The global poll is being carried out by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and KDS, a major travel IT company.
It was launched last November to assess the industry's focus on carbon emissions and identify any other trends.
An ACTE spokesman said: "Early indications from respondents show that traveller security and cost reduction remain the highest priorities in corporate travel decisions, whereas considerations of environmental impact are awarded a far lower priority."
The poll looks at areas including environmentally friendly travel alternatives, efforts to measure carbon emissions, the travel reservation process and travel management strategies.
The full findings will be presetned at the Business Travel Show in London on February 14.
* BTE readers can take part in the survey by clicking on: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=284842982915
New business class service launched
A new Paris-based low cost, all business class transatlantic service to New York was launched.
L'Avion, formerly known as Elysair, began it six times a week service between Paris Orly and New York Newark in a Boeing 757-200.
The plane has been re-configured to provide 90 business class seats rather than the usual 220 places.
It joins two other all business class services, Eos Airlines and MAXjet Airways which operate from London Stansted to New York JFK.
A fourth all business class service by Silverjet is scheduled to start later this month between London Luton and Newark.
Mr Marc Rochet, ceo of L'Avion and an aviation industry veteran, said after his airline's inaugural flight: "The take off of L'Avion marks the end of a project and the beginning of a big adventure."
Amadeus signs deal with independent UK agents
Travel IT company Amadeus has signed a reseller deal with the Advantage Focus Partnership to promote its corporate self-booking tool, Amadeus e-Travel, to Advantage clients.
Advantage, a consortium of small, independent UK travel management companies which serves mainly the SME market, has worked with the IT company for many years.
Mr Norman Gage, director of Business Travel at Advantage said: "Over the past months, we have seen an upturn in requests for self-booking solutions and we expect this trend to continue in the months and years to come."
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