ut business travelers are hitting the road with a penny-pinching mentality by flying coach, cutting back on meals and even sharing hotel rooms with colleagues, according to a new survey of 700 business travelers nationwide.


"Over the past 15 months we've seen a softening on the business traveler side of the mix while the leisure traveler contribution, especially on weekends, has remained steady for us. Good news is, we are currently seeing a steady uptick in business travelers," said John Lee, Embassy vice president for marketing.


The survey, released last week by Embassy Suites Hotels, found that more than two-thirds of travelers say they have changed their business travel habits because of the continuing economic woes.

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