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

For more information, click here.

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

How Activity Venues Are Catering to Corporate Clients

Arcades, bowling alleys, and other activity venues are building in meeting space to let groups mix work with play. These interactive venues offer teambuilding activities, a variety of meeting spaces, and signature food and beverage ­packages—all perks that cater to the corporate client. Check out some amazing venues here.

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Global Business Travel Association Releases Survey in Partnership with Hilton Worldwide

The Global Business Travel Association released a survey recently in partnership with Hilton Worldwide. Two-thirds of travel managers consider hotel loyalty programs at least “slightly important” to their negotiations with partners, according to the survey. Of the 221 travel managers surveyed, 20 percent called such programs “very important.” Almost all respondents said their companies allow corporate travelers to keep for personal use the hotel loyalty points they earn through business travel, and about three-quarters are interested in leveraging hotel loyalty programs to increase travel policy compliance.

2015 Trend: Business Travelers Adopt New Rules For Travel

In Skift’s first magazine, “Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015″, they identify the global trends in travel in 2015. They find that the line between business and leisure is well past blurred. The “Bleisure” trend has created a new breed of sky warriors whose expectations and behaviors have shifted towards a culture that combines productivity, opportunity, and new experiences. Business travel is quickly emerging as a lifestyle.

For more on their work with their partner and sponsor, Virgin Atlantic, click here.

 

Business Travel Tips

A business traveler has to be ready for anything at any time. Similar to the Boy Scouts time-honored motto: be prepared.

H.O. Maycotte, CEO of a high-growth startup, explains how he’s learned to maximize his travel routine. Check out his tips for staying organized for any scenario. Whether you have to head straight to the airport from the office, or straight to a presentation from the airport, Maycotte provides his top tips for travel. See more here

Delta Has Upgraded Transcontinental Service

Delta has upgraded and expanded service on two transcontinental routes- New York – Los Angeles and New York -San Francisco. Delta’s new Los Angeles service complements a recent $229 million investment at LAX, including a remodeled Delta Sky Club, a renovated Sky Priority lobby and the Delta One premium check-in experience.

 

For more information on upgrades, visit Travel Weekly.

Study Finds Young Small Business Travelers Spend More Than Older Counterparts

A new study from the online travel site Expedia offers insights into generational differences in viewing the perks and costs of business travel. Five key findings from the study:

1. Small business travelers are traveling more.

2. Small business travelers prefer face-to-face meetings.

3. Younger business travelers are less-budget conscious.

4. Travel budgets are up for nearly half of small businesses.

5. Small business travelers are more concerned with convenience than price.

For more information, click here.

Young Small Business Travelers Spend More Than Older Counterparts, Study Finds

 

JetBlue Launches Blue Inc.

JetBlue launched a new booking web portal, Blue Inc., this week for corporate travelers at small and midsize enterprises. It enables corporate travelers to book flights, hotels and rental cars on desktop and mobile devices and travel managers to set budgets and policies, manage bookings and track spending. The tool also features a group-booking option, allowing multiple travelers to be booked at once with separate itineraries and payment options, if necessary. For more, visit here.