Gmail and Google Calendar to Make Business Travel Planning Even More Seamless

Google definitely helps make our lives more efficient. This time, communication between Google apps are updated to help us save time (and trouble) when planning our business trips or vacations.

Google Calendar will now automatically extract traveling information from relevant Gmail emails. The goal is to make a seamless experience and save you planning work.

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5 Tricks for Boosting your Productivity While Traveling

Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Water, a flavored-water company, has developed habits that help her stay productive while traveling.

1. Always book an airline that has guaranteed Wi-Fi service.

2. Don’t rely on an airport’s charging stations. 

3. Develop a morning routine.

4. Get familiar with where you’re going.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet.

Read more of Kara’s here.

 

 

4 Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

What are the travel trends we should keep an eye for in 2016? Three marketing experts from TripAdvisor, Celebrity Cruises and Hawaiian Air discussed trends they are seeing as 2016 approaches. As the second half of the year unfolds, these are four trends travel marketing professionals are paying attention to.

1. The Rise of “Bleisure” Travel

2. Travel Is Getting More Mobile

3. Experiential Travel Marketing Is Exploding

4. It’s All Seamless

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Check out these 10 new Atlanta venues for fall meetings and events. These new and renovated Atlanta venues can accommodate groups large or small for private and corporate events, conferences, meetings, weddings, business dinners, teambuilding activities, cocktail parties, and more For more, click here

1. The Delta Flight Museum

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Business Travel

Different employers have different rules on business travel. They may even have unspoken expectations on what is acceptable behavior when traveling. To help point you in the right direction, here are some dos and don’ts when on a business trip.

1. Check Policies and ProceduresThe Do's and Don'ts of Business Travel

2. Carry a Small Refresher Kit

3. Keep Your Receipts

4. Do Not Pack Everything

5. Do Not Assume Everything is in Writing

6. Do Not Forget the Thank You

 

 

Airbnb Adds Tools for Corporate Travel Managers

The accommodations-listing service Airbnb has revamped its business travel program to better enable companies to arrange and track employee travel. Airbnb offers a dashboard that lets companies process travel information through three tabs. The activity tab is for tracking completed and planned trips and their details. A reporting tab is for expense management and an employees tab includes approval status.

See more here.

10 New Boston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

BizBash breaks down the best new Boston restaurants, corporate event venues, hotels, conference centers, and private and party rooms to open for events this fall. These new and renovated Boston venues can accommodate groups large or small for private and corporate events, conferences, meetings, weddings, business dinners, teambuilding activities, cocktail parties, and more.

1. Fairmont Copley Plaza

The 10 Best Apps to Pack for Business Travel

It’s easy to be more productive while on the road these days. Here are 10 great apps to have by your side while traveling for work.

1. Concur

2. TripIt

3. Circleback

4. Skyscanner

5. Yelp

6. Docusign

7. Handshake

8. Google Drive

9. Twitter

10. Asana

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The 10 Best Apps to Pack for Business Travel

Booking.com for Business Accommodates Business Travel Market

Booking.com recently introduced a new business travel booking and management platform called Booking.com for Business that aims to better assist the needs of business travelers. The platform was created once Booking.com noticed that millions of users were booking for business on its leisure website. The platform is free to sign up and features more than 650,000 properties across 212 countries. 

Booking.com for Business Accommodates Business Travel Market