“Research on Expenses for Domestic and International Business Trips” conducted by the Institute of Labor Administration revealed that 33.6% corporations have reduced expenses for domestic business trips in the past 3 years (since 2011.) On the other hand, more than 60% of the corporations have not cut down the expenses. This is evident in small enterprises with less than 300 employees, for more than 70％ of them have not reduced expenses while many large enterprises have engaged in expense reduction.
43.4% of the corporations cut down expenses by reducing daily allowance, 35.3% by reducing accommodation cost (shortening the trip and downgrading the hotel) and 30.3% by utilizing TV/internet meetings which do not require any business trip.
Compared with the same research conducted in 2000, more companies mentioned these 3 means for reducing expenses. Corporations grouped by their size, “reducing daily allowance” was the most chosen answer in all groups except for larger companies with over 1000 employees with 48.1% of them choosing “utilizing TV/internet meetings.”
On the contrary, “using coupon tickets”- the means most chosen in 2000 went down from 55.9% to 10.5% and “making daytrip instead of overnight trip” also decreased (39.8% in 2000.) The Institute of Labor Administration analyzes that these means had already accepted as means of expense reduction.
This survey was conducted during January 8 to March 5, 2014, targeted at 3417 listed companies and 298 unlisted companies and the number of valid response were 226.
(Travel Voice Editorial Department)