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Business travellers expected to continue booking flights to Paris

Increasing numbers of businesspeople will book flights to Paris and Berlin next year, travel management company Egencia has said

Increasing numbers of businesspeople will book flights to Paris and Berlin next year, travel management company Egencia has said.

In its outlook for next year, the company says that European cities are experiencing positive growth that demand for business travel will increase over the course of 2010.

Egencia managing director Christophe Peymirat said that major economic hubs such as London, Paris and Frankfurt will see "stronger demand", while the situation is less clear with Barcelona, Madrid and Milan.

He went on to say that businesses were continuing to fly in the economic downturn by booking well in advance, which has allowed them to reduce costs without cutting down on how much they travel.

"Some companies have tried to reduce [their business travel] but, more often, companies are trying to buy smarter," he explained.

According to the company, the growth in travel will mainly arise as a result of improving financial markets across the continent.

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