Environmental protection is squarely on the list of critical issues for the business travel industry as companies no less influential than ABB, Cisco and EDS have begun taking action. ABB favors rail over auto or air travel. Cisco is trying to cut its travel budget by $100 million, partly through investments in remote conferencing. EDS plans to replace most inter-office travel in Australia and New Zealand with videoconferencing, cutting domestic flights by up to 30 percent.
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