Industry of the past?

Videoconferencing is increasingly becoming an alternative to travel. This phenomenon more than any other may hold down airfare prices over time, as full fare travel becomes relatively less attractive.


Solo travels may find teleconferencing a better option for deals and accounts with smaller potential payoffs. Teleconferencing also holds down the time devoted to any particular meeting, making scheduling easier and frequent contact among more conference participants a reality.

Airlines may need to worry more over time about technology than discounters.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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