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 TravelTTR Weekly  A round-up of cost saving methods for business travelers to take advantage of.

Top Business Travel Expenses for 2013CPA 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 LagThe 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 TravelHuffington Post   Take a look at these suggestions for travel service providers that other travelers are finding helpful.

20 Event Planning Fails Our Guests HateEvent 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 DirectorVirtual-Strategy Magazine  Check out these top tips to being the best.
 Strong Rise In Demand For Premium Air TravelBuying Business Travel   Travelers are increasingly looking for higher quality service- and are willing to pay the price.
Hooked on Healthy TravelHuffington Post   Don’t let a busy travel schedule derail your healthy living efforts.
How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler–  USA Today   This interview with author Christopher Elliot explains how he manages to beat the system and travel smart.
7 Places You Should Visit in 2014Huffington 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 FlightHuffington 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 BusinessInternational 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 ExperiencePSKF   Technology today makes it easy to learn about and connect to whatever place you are traveling.

The Hotel Of The FutureSuccessful 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 ComplaintsBusinessWeek   Larger airlines get far more complaints than their smaller, discount counterparts even when service is generally the same.

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

2014: Business Travel Gets PersonalHospitality 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 DealsBuying 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.

 

Travel Tech: Convert With Vert 2

International CurrenciesInternational travel inevitably leads to issues of conversion- whether it’s currency, distance, temperature or shoe size. The Vert 2 app offers a one-stop app to convert pretty much any unit of measurement into another. It is currently ranked by iTunes as the number one paid utilities app in more than 20 countries. Users can search by unit name, or can try typing in a country and Vert 2 will find the local currency- out of the 164 kinds they recognize.  The app even converts what they call ‘unusual’ measurement such as ‘shot glass’ or ‘man power,’ or will compare building size to the Empire State. Create favorite lists for easy access or browse your converting history.  As far as conversion apps go, this one seems to cover it all. Available for iPhone for $2.99.