New Business Travel Guide to Los Angeles by BostonCoach [Infographic]

Get set for your next trip to the City of Angels with BostonCoach’s new Business Travel Guide to Los Angeles. You’ll get tips on where to stay, what weather to pack for, and which restaurants are right for your taste, schedule and budget. The guide will help you make the most of your downtime too, whether you want to shop, hit the beach, visit a museum or hear some jazz.

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New Business Travel Guide to Toronto by BostonCoach [Infographic]

When your travel plans steer you to Canada’s biggest city, be prepared with BostonCoach’s new Business Travel Guide to Toronto. The infographic is full of tips on where to stay, where to eat, travel time to and from the airport, as well as some terrific ideas on shopping and other things to see and do during your free time in Toronto.

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United Airlines to move all Logan Airport arrivals to Terminal B tonight, April 29. Departures move tomorrow, April 30.

Starting tonight, April 29, 2014, United united_airlinesAirlines flights arriving after 9 p.m. will arrive at Terminal B.

Arriving passengers, to meet your chauffeur, you should exit Door B110 on the Arrivals level and follow the pedestrian crosswalk into the parking garage.

As of tomorrow, April 30, all United flights will arrive at and depart from Terminal B.

Proudly Transporting Survivors To/From Today’s Boston Marathon

At BostonCoach we’re proud to join with our friends at FTI Coach to provide transportation for 4.15 Strong, a group of Boston Marathon bombing survivors who banded together to run this year’s Boston Marathon! Many of the team members have never run a marathon before and view this experience as a way to heal and overcome.

We’ll transport the group as whole to the starting line in Hopkinton and back after so everyone can start and finish together. We wish 4.15 Strong and all who are running the 2014 Boston Marathon the best of luck! #WeRunTogether #BostonStrong #LoveBoston

And congratulations to BostonCoach’s very own Jo-An Gardner who’s running today’s Boston Marathon to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital on the Miles for Miracles Team.

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Metro New York Travel Alert: Pulaski Skyway Northbound Lanes To Close For Two Years

Pulaski Skyway northbound lanes to close for two years, affecting routes 1 and 9, the while New Jersey Department of Transportation rehabilitates the bridge. The Pulaski Skyway accommodates four travel lanes, 2 northbound and 2 southbound; however during the renovation only northbound motorists will be affected. 

Travel times are likely to increase significantly within and around the city, so you may need a little more time — and patience — than usual.

Wishing you safe and stress-free travels.

 

Travel Alert: Callahan Tunnel Re-opens

tunnelAfter months of being closed, the Callahan Tunnel in Boston has re-opened earlier than expected. The tunnel- a popular route for commuters and airport travelers- has been closed since December, requiring traffic to be redirected off of the highway, adding greatly to travel time in the Boston area. Work on the tunnel is not complete but will be worked on during non-commuting hours and officials say the work will require only minor lane closures.

Friday Finds: The Best Business Travel News Of The Week

Fridayfinds_luggage tagEvery week BostonCoach scours the web for the best business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: the best time to book a flight, getting through security faster and more.

Bad Weather Costs Millions in Lost Business- International Meetings Review   This year has brought its share of nasty weather and the cost of lost business rises with each cancelled flight.

Airline Perks That Offer The Luxury Of Privacy- Yahoo Finance   Airlines continue to improve on their business and first class amenities, each striving to offer the best in-flight service.

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket- Huffington Post   Is it true that there really is a best time to book a flight? Or merely a traveler urban legend?

Packing Smart to Get Through Security Screening a Little Faster- TSA Blog   Here is a helpful run-down of packing tips direct from the TSA themselves to help you through security as fast as possible.

Tips For Smooth Sailing On Your Next Business Trip- Associations Now   Check out these top tips from a business travel expert.

 

Travel Tech: Build Your Habit List

Publication2Calendars are great for meetings and appointments. But what about those little things that don’t necessarily fit in an exact time slot? Instead of a schedule, create a habit- the Habit List app can help. Load in small tasks, recurring to-do’s, and routine reminders, then check them off as you go. Use it for flexible scheduling when specific days aren’t important- as in, “Three workouts before Friday,” or “Update website 4 times this week.” Create reminders for select tasks, prioritize your tasks to focus on what’s due, and view your history to see how your habits are shaping up. Habit List will also track your streaks- another motivational tool to help you hit your goals. A great addition to a typical calendar app, HabitList help you get and stay organized. Currently $2.99 for iPhone.

Friday Finds: The Best Business Travel News Of The Week

suitcase friday findsEvery week BostonCoach scours the web for the best business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: common event planning mistakes, how to beat jet lag and more.

How To Save On Business Travel- TTR Weekly  A round-up of cost saving methods for business travelers to take advantage of.

Top Business Travel Expenses for 2013- CPA Practice Advisor  Curious what other business travelers are spending their money on? How about where they are eating and staying? Check out this report.

How To Ease The Debilitating Effects Of Jet Lag- The National  Here is an in-depth look at the harsh effects of jet lag and what you can do to combat them.

 12 Service Providers That Take the Headache Out of Business Travel- Huffington Post   Take a look at these suggestions for travel service providers that other travelers are finding helpful.

20 Event Planning Fails Our Guests Hate- Event Manager   Mistakes happen, as all event planners know. Here are a few typical mistakes to try and avoid when planning your next event.

Friday Finds: The Best Business Travel News Of The Week

fridayfinds_newsEvery week BostonCoach scours the web for the best business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: top places to travel this year, healthy travel tips and more.

5 Steps to Being an Effective Independent Travel Director- Virtual-Strategy Magazine  Check out these top tips to being the best.
 Strong Rise In Demand For Premium Air Travel- Buying Business Travel   Travelers are increasingly looking for higher quality service- and are willing to pay the price.
Hooked on Healthy Travel- Huffington Post   Don’t let a busy travel schedule derail your healthy living efforts.
How To Be The World’s Smartest TravelerUSA Today   This interview with author Christopher Elliot explains how he manages to beat the system and travel smart.
7 Places You Should Visit in 2014- Huffington Post   This round-up of top travel destinations may convince you to add someplace new to your trip list this year.