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: the best time to book flights, travel packing tips and more.

JetBlue Posts ‘Record’ ProfitsBusiness Travel News   2013 ended strong for JetBlue, after an up and down year for the rest of the airline industry.

8 Business Travel Packing HacksBusiness Insider   Pack like a pro with these top tips for business travelers.

The Top Four Meeting Trends of 2014Successful Meetings   Check out these trends that may help you plan for your most successful events yet.

Biz Travel Managers Trying To Save Money in 2014Travel Pulse   Travel managers claim their number one priority in the coming year is to save money.

Tips From Skyscanner On Best Time To Book Flights In 2014Web In Travel   Here are a few simple rules to determine the most economical time to book flights this year.

Travel Tech: Network With Feathr

feathrEvent and conference organizers know the value of rapid information exchange. Rather than handing out dozens of business cards at your next event, let your guests connect through the Feathr app. Feathr makes exchanging contact info and reaching out pre- and post-event a breeze by putting all of those choices in one application, making for a more successful and satisfactory networking opportunity for attendees. Organizers can use Feathr prior to their gatherings to encourage people to connect, schedule meetings, send agendas and promote products. Users can easily create contacts and add conversation notes for future reference. Free for iPhone and Android.

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: the best food on the road, weathering winter travel and more.

Winter Travel Woes: 8 Things To Do Right Now CNN   The last month has proven that winter travel is always a gamble. Here are a few tips to help when winter weather derails your travel plans.

Need Some R&R on Business Trips? – Travel Pulse   Try a few of these top destinations for relaxing in between business meetings on the road.

Starbucks and McDonald’s Popular With Business TravelersLA Times   It turns out more business travelers tend to keep it low-cost when dining on the road, as these fast-food options topped the list.

The Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make with Events Successful Meetings   When planning meetings, roadblocks frequently pop up. Get a proactive start by avoiding these common mistakes.

How to Get Best Food While Travelling?Travelers Today   “Food is one of the most important parts of the journey.”

 

 

 

Travel Tech: AwardMapper.com

Award-mapper-750x363Hotel points adding up on those various reward programs? AwardMapper.com offers a quick way to find places to use them. Enter the range of points you want to spend and the city you are traveling to and the site will show you available hotels where you can cash them in. Currently, the site offers suggestions for Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. Choose as many or as few rewards programs you would like to see to get your range of options. The site links you directly to the hotels’  booking pages for easy planning.

 

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: mobile hotel check-in, the most common business travel mistakes, and more.

Delayed Flights Top Business Travel ConcernInternational Meetings Review   This survey gives insight into what business travelers are planning for the coming year and what worries they have on their minds.

The Top 10 Business Travel MistakesMain St   A few important tips on making sure your business travel goes smoothly.

How To Manage Your Event Guest List CorrectlyBizCommunity   You’ve planned a big event and have covered every detail. But the way you handle your guest list can make or break the party.

How Was Your Stay? Post ItNew York Times   Travel trends change with the times and these days reviews are everything. Get on board with rating your hotels and sharing the good or the bad news.

Hotels Expand Mobile Check-In OptionsBusiness Travel News   Skip the front desk altogether? It’s a reality in many hotels already and more companies are joining the trend.

The New BostonCoach Lounge at TD Garden

BostonCoachLounge_200x171We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with TD Garden to name the BostonCoach Lounge and to be the official car service of the Boston Bruins and TD Garden. Our business is all about bringing people together – business people, friends and family. It all started here in Boston and being a key sponsor of TD Garden is a terrific opportunity to showcase BostonCoach and a perfect fit for our event-management company, Best of Boston Events.

The BostonCoach Lounge is part of the Premium Club. If you are a club member, please come by and take advantage of all the lounge has to offer.

Don’t Let Parking And Traffic Get In The Way Of SuperBowl Fun

superbowlSuper Bowl Sunday is February 2, 2014 at New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium

The Super Bowl is only a few weeks away. Between limited parking and giant crowds, traffic will be a nightmare around the stadium. Consider letting BostonCoach handle the hassle for you. We can get you to the game on time and home safely.

Sedans are available at our standard rate of $79/hr (10 hr minimum) for both Saturday Feb 1 and Sunday Feb 2. Rates are also available for limousines, mini-buses and motor-coaches.

Enjoy the game!

Call 800-672-7676 to book a ride.

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: managing business expense reports, staying safe on the road and more.

Tips To Avoid Being A Target While TravelingTravelers Today   Don’t be the vicitim of a crime while on the road. Here are a few ways to stay safe.

Arctic Travel Conditions Tie Up US Planes, TrainsNBC News   The last week’s worth of weather has made travel a nightmare across the country.

Guide To Tourism Etiquette Around The WorldABC News  Do’s and Don’t’s of social etiquette when traveling in foreign countries.

Why Most Recent Airline Policies Don’t Help When Storms HitFox News   Overfilled flights and pilot fatigue rules are causing storm-related delays and cancellations to hit passengers harder than before.

Tips For Expensing Business TravelPC Magazine   Some helpful tips on managing business expense reports on the road.

Travel Tech: Gogobot Travel App

-Postcard_of_San_Diego-20000000006027528-500x375If you have caught the travel bug, Gogobot is worth a try. This app is overloaded with fun and smart features that everyone, from the seasoned business traveler to a family ready for vacation, will find helpful. Start by searching your desired destination. Check out places to eat, things to do, places to stay, kids activities, sites and tours, spas and salons, places to shop and more. You can even search for the nearest place to get a good cup of coffee. From there, users can create a personal profile, plan their whole itinerary and then share it on social media or with friends and family. Looking for somewhere new to go? Try the feed feature where users post pictures and notes about where they are traveling. Or join one (or many!) of the travel tribes- Adventure Travelers, Green Travelers, History Buffs, Luxury Travelers, Nightlife Lovers and even Vegetarians to see where like-minded travelers are going. Users can share their trip notes, create postcards with their photos, add recommendations and reviews and invite friends to join. Planning a group trip? Sign up your friends and share plans and ideas to get everyone on board. Check out gogobot.com to read their blog, enter travel contests and more. This app is brimming with great things to try. Free for iOS and Google Play.

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. This week we are looking back at the last year in travel and at what is coming up as we head into 2014.

The Best Event Planning Articles of 2013 Event Manager Blog   A helpful round-up of the best event planning news and info from the past year, including trends for 2014.

BBT Hotlist 2014: Drivers of ChangeBuying Business Travel   An annual list of what’s hot in business travel.

Top 7 Travel Tips to Get the Most For Your VacationHuffington Post   Start planning your 2014 travel right with some money-saving tips.

Top 10 Travel News Stories of 2013Forbes   Dreamliner trouble, major airline mergers and the rest of what made headlines in the past year.

Travel Weekly Preview 2014: Pointed In The Right DirectionTravel Weekly   A look ahead to what’s happening in the travel industry in the coming year.