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A survey conducted by Avis to its business customers suggests 3 750 participants in the Switzerland on an increase in business travel in 2012. Glattbrugg, 11 January 2012 – a survey conducted by Avis to its business customers with 3’750 participants suggests in the Switzerland on an increase in business travel in 2012. Although the cost factor will take a higher priority, Swiss companies are also in the new year traditionally quality. Also face-to-face meetings for Swiss businessmen despite Skype & co. continue to be an important business tool. One survey conducted in Europe by Avis, one of the world’s leading car rental companies, with 3’750 participants has examined the attitude to business travel. Special emphasis was placed on the impact of the recession.
The results show that a decrease in business travel in the Switzerland can be notice since the beginning of the recession. Still 21% of respondents assume, again more business in the coming year to be on the way. Currently, almost half of the Swiss business people travel for business is at least every couple of weeks. Thus the Swiss economy shows more resilient compared to other European countries. The incidence of long-haul travel has increased even more since the beginning of the recession, while declining in the rest of Europe. With Outlook for 2012, the study shows that an optimal price-performance ratio is crucial if Swiss companies are looking for a partner for business trips. “” For the current year rate 58% of the surveyed travelers their satisfaction with the travel providers with very satisfied “to excellent”. Swiss companies had to survive adversity this year, however, business travelers from the Switzerland through the economic climate were affected not quite as strong as the travelers from other markets. The Outlook for next year is”quite optimistic to evaluate, so we expect even with growth in this segment, explains Martin Gruber, Managing Director of Avis Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic.