The steepest increases in airfare are expected in Latin America where there’s higher demand driven by Argentina’s and Brazil’s strong economies, but little growth will be seen in European and North American prices.
American Express Co.’s travel agency has forecast a modest increase in global business travel prices for 2013 as the fiscal crisis in Europe offsets increased business interest in growing economies, such as Brazil, India and Russia.
American Express Global Business Travel predicts Latin America’s strong economies and resulting consistent travel demand will likely result in robust price increases for the region next year…expects only conservative increases in corporate hotel rates, despite relatively constant hotel room capacity.
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