Travel Tech: TripScanner Manages Your Company’s Travel

travelersLooking for an alternative way to handle your company’s travel? TripScanner is the travel management website that offers just that while still allowing for flexibility around booking. The customizable policy parameters mean your team members can book travel anywhere online, then forward their itineraries and TripScanner will alert you if the plans are not within company guidelines. Their report features can be used to manage travel spend and monitor trips in progress. The site offers a variety of plans to fit the size of your business and also boasts a two-month free trial.

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: food or fitness for business travelers, Google’s newest toy and more.

Special Report: Google GlassBuying Business Travel   Google is testing their newest innovation- glasses that can live stream what you are seeing and overlay GPS right before your eyes- and marketing it directly to frequent travelers.

The Best Business Travel Hotels In The USADave Mixner   Take a look at this travel expert’s picks for the best hotels in the country. Is your favorite one on the list?

6 Common Travel SetbacksHuffington Post  What do you do when your flight is overbooked? Or your hotel lost your reservation? Read more for helpful tips to fix a trip that’s not going right.

AMEX Closes In On One Billion Dollar DealBuying Business Travel  American Express is attempting to “spin off” its travel business- and making big bucks in the process. Read more.

Business Travelers Choose Food Over Fitness Executive Travel  How do you reward yourself on a trip? An extravagant meal? Or a trip to the hotel gym?  See what other travelers are choosing.

New Business Travel Guide to Chicago [Infographic]

Do you travel to Chicago? Plan to in the future? Click below to for our tried-and-true tips on where to stay, what to pack, travel time to and from the airport, and more. We’ll also give you some great ideas on making the most of your downtime in the city.

BostonCoach Chicago Infographic

Travel Tech: Save Business Cards With CardMunch

cardmunchCardMunch, powered by LinkedIn, allows you to scan business cards and saves the info directly to your contacts, making that stack of acquired business cards in your desk a thing of the past. Users can choose to create a unique CardMunch list of contacts, or add directly to contact lists on your smartphone. This time-saving app creates a virtual Rolodex of all imported cards that you can flip through with one touch. It can connect directly to your LinkedIn profile and gives you the option to automatically send invites to connect. The app is free for iPhone in the App Store and will soon be available for Blackberry.

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: getting reimbursed for your business travel, the high importance of Wi-Fi and more.

Sleep Or Wi-Fi: What Do Business Travelers Choose?Mobile Enterprise  Wi-Fi connection is valued second only after a comfortable bed for business travelers. See how this need is changing the operation of service providers.

Travel Leaders Survey Outlines Fall Business Travel TrendsTravel Agents Central  This survey reveals a growth in luxury business travel bookings. What will this mean for the future of business travel and the growth of the U.S. economy?

Negotiated Corporate Hotel Rates To Rise in 2014Conference News  Travel bookers may find hotel rates to be on the rise, despite having negotiated for them in the past. Read more to see what else these experts forecast for travel in the next year.

Special Report: Power Of The MessageBuying Business Travel  How can travel managers use technology to communicate with their travelers and convince them to follow corporate policy?

Travelers Feel ‘Out Of Pocket” After Business TripsBuying Business Travel  Are you reimbursed for every cent of your business travel expenses? 73% of those surveyed said they are not.

Travel Tech: Find The Best Hotel Rooms With Room 77

hotelRoom 77 helps discerning travelers find the ideal hotel room by dishing all the details. The site, and accompanying mobile app, allows users to view rooms before they book and provides other info such as distance from the elevators, type of bed and room size. Better yet, they list the best rooms by number for each hotel along with insider tips, such as which floors will ensure the best view or the quietest stay. Room 77 pulls rates from other travel sites in order to ensure travelers are not only getting the best room but also the best deal. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android.

BostonCoach Travel Update: Washington D.C.

Due to the current situation in Washington D.C. involving at shooting at the Navy Yard and the continued police activity in the area we are waiving all cancellation fees for any D.C. related travel today. 

To make or modify BostonCoach reservations, please call 800-672-7676.

Thank you.

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: mixing business with vacations, the continuing importance of travel agents, and more.

Corporate Travel Sees Rise In Economy Class BookingsConference & Incentive Travel   Some companies are tightening their allowances for first class bookings, requiring shorter trips to be booked in economy. Read more to see how much this is saving companies.

Why Travel Agents Still MatterTravel Detective  Recently travel agents have been deemed a breed close to extinction. Find out why this travel expert disagrees.

Airlines Are Trying To Get Personal With Your DataBusinessWeek  Delta is planning to arm their flight attendants with smartphones pre-loaded with your personal drink preferences. What else will your attendant know about you when you fly?

2014 Industry Forecast For Business TravelHospitalityNet   Travel consultant firm Advito released their predictions for the year to come and the findings are a mixed bag. See the results.

U.S. Travelers Mix Business Trips With Vacation Tourism Review    Do you extend your business trips to take some time for yourself? You are not the only one. Read more about this growing trend.

 

 

 

Changes At Logan Terminal B- Pickup Instructions

Effective today, Thursday, September 12, the pickup instructions will change for BostonCoach passengers arriving at Logan Airport Terminal B on American Airlines and US Air flights:  

American Airlines:  To meet your chauffeur, depart door B113 on the arrivals level and follow the pedestrian crosswalk into the parking garage, where your chauffeur will be waiting for you.

US Air: To meet your chauffeur, depart door B101 on the arrivals level and follow the pedestrian crosswalk into the parking garage, where your chauffeur will be waiting for you.

Please be sure to review the pickup instructions provided in your reservation confirmations, as they will be updated to reflect this change. You can review pickup instructions in advance here.

If you wish to modify existing BostonCoach reservations, please call 800-672-7676.