Recent reports in the Globe and Mail and local Niagara Region Newspapers have reported that Corporate Credit card expenses for top executives at the Niagara Parks Commission totaled $400k between 2006 and 2009. Among the transactions was a $1,800 nightclub bill, a $199 liquor-store purchase, plane fares worth $9,665 each, and a $10,729 hotel stay in London, England.
I understand that $400k is a lot of money for the average person, but this is not necessarily excessive when traveling on business. Corporations should pay for accommodations, food, and hotels during business trips. What is your opinion? Is $400k excessive?