Higher spending business travellers are back on the road – however elsewhere in the travel sector it appears more modest consumers are staying closer to home. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the company behind Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo, said yesterday it was seeing a return of corporate travellers boosting revenues. On the flipside however, TUI Travel said a recent spate of good weather in the UK had hurt its bookings as people opted for a so-called “staycation” instead or were booking later than usual in the summer period. IHG reported a 22% jump in first-half operating profits to $219m (138m) off revenues 6%n higher at $772m. TUI said that In the UK there had been a “significant shift” to later booking. Revenues for Tui's third-quarter were down 4% to £3.42bn. Pre-tax losses for the nine months to the end of June widened from £411m a year ago to £540m – including an estimated £105m spend related to the ash disruption.