Business travel is often a casualty in an economic downturn, as corporations tighten spending. This makes it all the more important to stretch your travel dollars as much as possible.

Fortunately, many travel suppliers are offering incentives to entice consumers and compete for a larger slice of the shrinking business travel pie. In this buyer's market, it's a great time to renegotiate corporate travel contracts and search for deals.

Here are USA TODAY's top ten suggestions to business travelers for weathering the recession.

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