The 14th annual International Travel Management Study from Airplus International shows 45 per cent of the 777 corporate travel managers surveyed expect their company to travel more in the year ahead.

Only 10 per cent of respondents – who come from 24 countries worldwide – predict that their company will travel less, while 44 per cent expect no change.

Travel managers in India are the most optimistic, with 83 per cent forecasting an increase in business trips. In contrast, 33 per cent of Russian travel managers – more than any other country – predict less travel.