Business travel spending has rebounded in recent years, but much of the increase is a result of inflation, with the rest being attributed to increasingly productive business travelers. "They are getting more done per trip than ever before, resulting in a longer average trip than 15 years ago," said GBTA executive director Mike McCormick. The GBTA's latest business travel forecast for the U.S. predicts a 6.2 percent rise in spending on business travel to $310.2 billion in 2015 and a 1.7 percent rise in business trips to 490.4 million this year. Get the full story at Travelpulse