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.

Travel Tech: AP Mobile App For News

NewsThere are plenty of ways to get access to current events and breaking news while on the road. News app abound, so it can be tough to choose. Why not start with the best? AP Mobile is the top rated news app on iTunes. This award-winning news provider lets users personalize their home page to give you the news you want to read. Set your alerts to notify you when big news occurs. Make sports or entertainment news your top priority. Even report events directly the The Associated Press. With all of the choices, this app is a quick and simple way to access news on the go. Free for iPhone and Android.

Friday Finds: The Best Business Travel News Of The Week

fridayfinds_laptopEvery week BostonCoach scours the web for the best business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: hotels move towards the future, the cultural side of business travel and more.

Avoiding Fees When Changing a Flight- Huffington Post   Here are a few different ways to book a smart flight that won’t end up costing you if your plans change.

How Millennials Travel for Business- International Meetings Review   This article takes a look at how young business travelers are changing the way the industry thinks.

How to Turn Business Travel Into a Cultural Experience- PSKF   Technology today makes it easy to learn about and connect to whatever place you are traveling.

The Hotel Of The Future- Successful Meetings   Customer service, personalized experience and name brands are only some of the ways hotels are caputuring business in 2014.

Travel Tech: Trip Planning with TripSuite

screen568x568TripSuite outdoes many other travel apps by rolling multiple functions into one place. It includes City Maps and Walks, MyCityCuisine, MyCityGiftShopping, MyCityAntiquing, Trip Planner, and Hotel GPS, meaning users can find and enjoy tours, dining, shopping and accommodations in hundreds of cities around the world. Download a city guide once and continue to access it during your trip even when there is no cell phone or Wi-Fi signal. Create custom tours, explore the city in your own time, try the best local food, find souvenirs that will help you bring your trip home, and more with the TripSuite app. Try it on iPhone for free.

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: negotiating airfare, winter travel problems and more.

Why Discount Airlines Draw Fewer Complaints- BusinessWeek   Larger airlines get far more complaints than their smaller, discount counterparts even when service is generally the same.

8 Ways To Ease Winter Travel Woes- CNN   Here are a few helpful tips to manage your travel when the winter weather becomes a problem.

2014: Business Travel Gets Personal- Hospitality Net   “Travelers expect to be able to do exactly what they want at the click of a button.” Is the industry to living up to this new standard?

How To Lessen The Hassle Of Airport Check-In - Travelers Today   Many travelers dread the airport check-in. Here are a few tips to smoothing the process.

Airlines Still ‘Hungry’ For Corporate Fare Deals- Buying Business Travel   In a time when it seems like bargaining is a lost art form, airlines are still willing to negotiate for discounts on corporate fares.