Maybe its another sign of hard times. The image of business travelers indulging in expensive meals and hotels on the boss seems to be over.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
The latest SpendSmart quarterly report from Certify, an expense account software management firm processing more than $4 billion in expense-account transactions a year, found that business travelers No. 1 spot was Starbucks, where the average amount spent was $9.51.
McDonalds was No. 2 with an average of $7.45 spent. Subway was No. 3 but the amount was higher at $14.09.
Panera Bread was Nov. 4 with a high-end $35.35.
The most expensed hotels werent pricy either. They were the Marriott followed by the Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, the Hilton and the Holiday Inn.
Business travelers are deal-seekers, too.