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The 10 most expensive U.S. destinations for business travelers

Excerpt from The Street

Aug 18, 2012 2:36 am

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Cities with the biggest businesses charge the most because they know they can, which explains why Santa Clara, California – home to Google, Apple and Intel – takes the number one spot on this list.

— Samantha Shankman

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Think the shaky economy’s taken a toll on business travel? Take a closer look at those expense forms.

Redmond, Wash.-based travel and expense management company Concur recently looked over data from 15 million of its business travel users and found 500 million expensed items that added up to $50 billion in travel spending for last year alone. In the U.S., average spending on business airfare increased 6.6%, while spending on hotel rooms jumped 4.15%. Those categories alone account for nearly 54% of all business spending.

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