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Companies are managing costs better through employee profiling and more flexible agreements with agents and airlines, as well as adding apps and web tools that make the expense process easier.

Companies are sending their employees on the road again. But with travel costs almost back to where they were before the recession, companies are trying various tacks to control spending.

About a fifth of business travelers operate under mandated travel programs, which require them to use the airlines, hotels and car rental companies their employer has chosen, according to the Global Business Travel Association Foundation’s Global Business Traveler Study 2012, sponsored by Concur.

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