Third Quarter Business Travel Trends

Third Quarter Business Travel Trends

Certify, a leading automated travel and expense management software provider released it’s The Certify SpendSmart™ quarterly report that analyzes the most recent business expense transactions and vendor rating data to provide valuable insights to Certify clients and the corporate T&E industry at large.

Restaurant Trends

The most expensed restaurant by business travelers in the third quarter was Starbucks, with McDonald’s coming in at number two and Panera at number three. Starbucks was the most popular choice for breakfast, while McDonald’s was the most popular for lunch and dinner. Chick-Fil-A was the top rated restaurants by business travelers in the third quarter.

Hotel Trends

Hampton Inn was the most expensed hotel with 9.2% of all lodging expenses. Marriott came in behind Hampton Inn with 8.18% of lodging expenses and in third was Courtyard by Marriott. The highest rated hotel was Hyatt.

Car Rental Trends

National Car Rental was the most expensed car rental company with 27.22% of all rental expenses. The second most expensed was Enterprise with 15.82% and in third was Hertz. National Car Rental was also the highest rated rental car company.

Airline Trends

Delta was the most expensed airline with 20.98% of all airline expenses. American Airlines was the second most expenses airline at 16.95% and Southwest was third at 15.37%. Southwest, Alaska Airlines and Jet Blue tied with a 4.3 rating out of 5 for the highest rated third quarter airline.


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Business Travel Life is an online resource supporting the road warrior lifestyle. We give business travelers the tools they need to maintain their wellness and productivity when traveling. The topics we cover include business travel tips, travel workouts, healthy travel hacks, travel products, general travel tips, and industry trends. Our goal is to make business travel a healthier experience – and to make healthy travel practices more accessible to all road warriors.

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Kristina Portillo, CPT, MS

Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. She has traveled for business on and off for the past eight years. Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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