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This report is focused on the comparative experience of office markets in three global financial centers --Hong Kong, London and New York--in the movement from recession to recovery.

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The 2009 to 2014 outlook for US online leisure and unmanaged business travel sales is, to put it kindly, mixed. The era of double-digit growth among US online leisure travel Bookers and sales is fading in our rear-view mirror. Between 2009 and 2014, Forrester expects that online sales will remain below those estimated in our 2008 forecast. We also believe that the number of US leisure travel Bookers will grow by just 3.5% during the next five years, while online leisure and unmanaged travel sales will grow 7%. As we enter a period of evolution and refinement in travel eBusiness, travel eBusiness professionals should focus on ways to shift more low-margin, tactical offline activities to the Web, develop applications that will help convert more Lookers to Bookers, and explore international expansion, which remains solidly in growth mode.

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This ranking provides facts and information regarding the experiences of expatriates residing in New York City. New York City ranks 32nd out of 51 destinations in this year’s Expat City Ranking. This average performance is mainly due to the city’s high cost of living, as well as its unaffordable housing market. Nevertheless, expats find it easy to get used to the local culture and feel at home in the city that never sleeps. The ranking is based on data collected in the annual Expat Insider survey, conducted by InterNations, the largest expat community worldwide. 

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