Today's WSJ has a piece from a former government Assistant Attorney General, with whom I worked years ago, commenting on the government's rules for travel. Having been a victim of these sometimes confusing and always nit-picky things myself I had to chuckle. I recall getting challenged about askign for reimbursement of the toll between Coronado Island and Mainland San Diego (2$), the government travel clerk finally calling the toll booth to verify it was true.
For business travelers, and for Marriott this is no laughing matter: as more business sectors get swept up in government the amount of oversight rises exponentially, with new clerks coming out of the wodwork to challenge every single item on an expense account.
So, we have yet to feel the full impact on our travels, whether overseen by Uncle Sam, or not