Friday Finds: The Best Business Travel News Of The Week

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Every week BostonCoach scours the web for the best business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: which companies ranked highest among business travelers, how to hang on to your laptop and more.

Hotel Guest Satisfaction Reaches 7 Year HighBusiness Travel News  Find out what hotels have figured out and how you can take advantage.

American To Put Lie-Flat Seats on FlightsNBC News  Care for a nap? American Airlines has announced which flights will be offering this amenity.

Hilton, Lufthansa And More Voted Top Travel CompaniesDaily Travel News Frequent Business Traveler asked customers who they preferred to travel with. Do you agree?

How To Hold On To Your Laptop At SecurityTSA Read about how not to lose your laptop at security checkpoints and how to get it back if you do.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer Business TravelConcur  Tips on how to avoid the worst of the tourist rush and more.

Travel Tech: WorldMate Syncs Your Business Travel Plans All In One Place

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One place to access all parts of your business travel itinerary? No problem for WorldMate.  This App keeps all of your flight, hotel, car rental and meeting information organized on your mobile device.  Information is stored online, allowing for easy access for assistants and travel planners. Updates are loaded immediately so you always know where you are going, how to get there and what time to arrive. The App also includes travel weather updates, maps and directions, flight schedules and more.

Friday Finds: The Best Business Travel News Of The Week

Every week BostonCoach scours the web for the best business travel tips and news of the week. In this edition: how to use your travel time to build business contacts, the top rated airlines, and more. fridayfinds_laptop

Business Travelers, Use Downtime Wisely Florida Today Tips on how to make new business contacts while on the road- from business card exchange to hotel socializing. 

CWT Study Questions Unmanaged Corporate TravelTravel Agent Central Can business travelers book their own travel efficiently? See what this CWT study reveals.

 They Wouldn’t Charge For Carry-On Luggage — Would They?CNN What’s next in the list of amenities the airlines could charge for? Would carry-on fees push travelers over the edge?

Delta, Korean Air Take Top Executive Travel AwardsUSA Today Executive Travel named Delta the Best Overall Domestic Airline. See who else earned top honors.

New GBTA Study Examines Role of Travel Management CompaniesTravel Agent Central This study confirms that travel managers trust TMCs to help with their travel plans. Do you agree with what else they claim?

 

 

 

Travel Tech: Never Forget A Detail With MeetingsFocus.com Checklists

Don't Forget ImageEvent planning is all about the details. The best meetings are the ones in which none of those details is forgotten. MeetingsFocus.com offers a range of different checklists to make sure your meetings make the grade: Everything from Green Meetings and  Food and Beverage to Hotel Site Inspection and Risk Management. The site also offers news, webinars and videos. It’s a helpful resource for meeting and event planners at every level.

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: what fliers want most at airports, the most on-time airline, and more.

Cost of Domestic Biz Travel Falls Slightly– Travel Weekly

The cost of domestic business traveling is down slightly for the first time since 2010, according to Travel Leaders. Find out where the savings are.

Alaska Airlines in June Once Again Was The Most Punctual Major U.S. Airline– Business Travel News

They were on time 86.6% of the time- 12% higher than the average score for other U.S. airlines.  Where does your favorite airline rank?

GBTA Raises 2013 Business Travel Spending Projection– Business Travel News

The Global Business Travel Association has upped its forecast for domestic business travel for the current year, citing various factors including a weak European economy. 

How to Fly Through Your Work– Executive Style

Will you catch up in the air? Tips on how to make the most of your work time while you fly.

Most Wanted Airport Amenity? Not Bars– ABC News

Airports offer nearly everything a traveler could want. So what is the biggest thing people say is still missing?

 

 

BostonCoach Is Giving Away 100 Pairs Of Maui Jim Sunglasses At GBTA 2013 In San Diego!

Maui Jim sample picBostonCoach is adding to the excitement of the business travel event of the year — GBTA 2013 — by giving away Maui Jim sunglasses to 100 lucky DIRECT members of GBTA. And we’ll have a bunch of Maui Jim styles on hand in booth 237 for you to try on to see how they look and feel.

You can EARN A PAIR by meeting with us in booth 237 to talk about your car-service program and learn how we can help you reduce costs and increase control. Or you can ENTER TO WIN A PAIR by filling out a quick survey about your car service program. Either way, be sure to get to booth 237!

To schedule a meeting, contact Paul Manion at 617-563-2409 or paul.manion@bostoncoach.com. You can also schedule through the GBTA show site: http://gbta13.mapyourshow.com/5_0/exhibitor_details.cfm?exhid=039555.

We look forward to seeing you at GBTA 2013, Aug. 5 to 7 in sunny San Diego!