Meeting with customers, vendors

A large part of the money spent on travel is by business owners, corporates, employees and professionals going to another place for a meeting with their customers, vendors or clients especially when high value equipment or services are being supplied.

Though there are many advances in technology, many companies find it more convenient to have a face to face meeting and resolve the issues involved instead of sending emails repeatedly. Usually the person who is travelling to attend the meeting has the upper hand and can negotiate a better deal as he or she is available for a limited time.

Unlike the indian internet sector, where people are judged exclusively on the basis of verbal communication and labelled as unreliable or cheaters if they change their mind, in most other sectors like engineering, customers are making changes frequently depending on the changing conditions, often to improve the operation