Good news for next year's meeting budget: Travel costs are expected to rise only 4.7 percent over this year, according to a recent report from Runzheimer International. The Rochester, WI-based management consulting firm came up with the figure using the weighted average of five major business travel expenses: airfare, lodging, meals, car rental, and ground transportation. Relatively low projected increases in airfare (up four percent) and meals (up five percent) are balanced with bigger ...

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