Prices Paid on Air & Hotel Ticking Back Up After Six Year Low in Q1; Ovation Corporate Travel Releases Quarterly Business Travel Indexes With Data Through Q2 2016

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Ovation Corporate Travel Releases Quarter-Over-Quarter Analyses of Corporate, Financial Services Firm, and Law Firm Air/Hotel Travel Spend Data Through Q2 2016. Prices Paid on Air and Hotel Are Ticking Back Up After a Six Year Low in Q1.

Ovation Corporate Travel Q2 2016 Business Travel Index

Ovation Corporate Travel's Q2 2016 Business Travel Indexes

Air and hotel prices paid are climbing back up for the most recent quarter

Ovation Corporate Travel, the 5th largest travel management agency in the U.S. by volume, according to Business Travel News, has published its Quarterly Business Travel, Financial Services Firm Travel, and Law Firm Travel Indexes.

To download the Business Travel Indexes, visit http://www.ovationtravel.com/ty-q22016-business-travel-indexes.

The indexes contain three years of data findings, listed quarterly, with accompanying historic analysis dating back to 2009.

Each index illustrates the following statistics:

  • Average airfare price paid Domestically, Internationally and Overall
  • Average hotel rate paid Domestically, Internationally and Overall
  • Percentage breakdown of Economy, Business Class and First Class tickets
  • Percentage breakdown of Domestic and International tickets

Ovation utilizes this high-level analysis to identify trends and to benchmark individual client activity against a ‘yardstick’ representing over $210 million in annual air and hotel spend. The data serves as a resource in determining opportunities for strengthening clients’ travel programs in such areas as travel policy adjustment, service enhancements and supplier negotiations.

“The Q2 2016 Business Travel Indexes reveal that air and hotel prices paid are climbing back up for the most recent quarter, after we saw some of the lowest average prices paid in recent history during Q1 of this year,” noted Executive Vice President, Michael Steiner. “It will be interesting to see if the low prices we saw earlier in the year will resurface. The interaction of oil prices, macro-economics and global politics all come into play to affect both the prices we see on the supplier side and the demand we see on the buyer side.”

Ovation services over 700 clients, including over 225 financial services firm clients and over 200 law firms through its law firm-focused subsidiary, Lawyers Travel; data for these indexes was culled from a cross-industry-sample of clients within each of these areas.

For more information on Ovation Corporate Travel's services and to download the Business Travel Indexes, visit http://www.ovationtravel.com/ty-q22016-business-travel-indexes.

About Ovation Corporate Travel
Ovation Corporate Travel is a $1 billion travel management company in conjunction with its sister companies Lawyers Travel and Ovation Vacations. Ovation Corporate Travel manages travel services for prominent finance, entertainment, retail, consulting and professional service firms. Our mission is to provide outstanding service, cost savings and comprehensive travel solutions to professional travel managers, administrators and business travelers. We are the 5th largest TMC by sales volume in the country according to Business Travel News, receiving accolades from more than 700 discerning clients. Ovation operates in over 50 offices nationwide and globally in more than 110 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ovationtravel.com.

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