The number of corporations scaling back air travel spending this year continues to grow. The investment firm, USB conducts a twice-annual survey that looks at corporate air travel spending. Results this month show that of 80 companies surveyed, 42% said their companies are reducing air expenses this year compared to last. That figure is up 26% from the October 2007 results.
The high cost of fuel has forced the airlines to take drastic actions to reduce costs. Just today American Airlines announced that it plans to reduce overall capacity and add a new fee for coach customers to check their first piece of luggage. Many airlines are already charging a fee for a second piece of luggage.
Higher ticket prices coupled with additional fees are pushing airline travel out of the reach of many small businesses. Yet these companies still have the need to communicate with clients and colleagues in different parts of the world.
The time to learn about Teleconferencing is NOW!
Today there is technology available to replace almost every aspect of the face-to-face meeting. It has been estimated that by utilizing a teleconference instead of taking a two day business trip and travel six hundred miles you will save two thousand dollars or more in total travel costs.
AccuConference technology coupled with the Internet or just your phone connection enables you to:
- Eliminate travel time and expenses
- Improve productivity
- Collaborate on business proposals in real time
- Easily and instantly exchange information with your associates around the world
With the AccuConference International Outdial feature, participants from around the world can be brought into your conferences at very reasonable rates. Add a PowerPoint presentation via the web or full face-to-face video conferencing and it’s almost like being in the same room with your associates at only a fraction of the cost of an actual meeting.
If you’re new to the idea of conferencing, but know it’s time to make it part of your business communication, AccuConference is ready to help. Our user friendly interface coupled with stellar customer service will get you on the right track for enhancing your communication without breaking your budget. Our system is reservationless, so when you want to start a conference call you just pick up the phone and dial. No extra equipment is required.
Learn more about AccuConference at http://www.aBetterConferenceCall.com or call 800.730.0626 for more information. Download the Whitepaper – Do’s and Don’ts for Participants at Your Next Conference Call