Budget Adjuster

What goes up must come down, right? That might not be the case for business travel costs, at least not next year. According to the new American Express Global Business Travel Forecast, an average business trip (including airfare, car rental, and hotel stay) will hit $1,110 in 2008, 6 percent more than 2007. International trips will increase by 7 percent to $3,171.

“Globally, three factors drove up the cost of business travel in 2007,” said Mike Streit, vice president and global

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