Gmail and Google Calendar to Make Business Travel Planning Even More Seamless
Google definitely helps make our lives more efficient. This time, communication between Google apps are updated to help us save time (and trouble) when planning our business trips or vacations.
Google Calendar will now automatically extract traveling information from relevant Gmail emails. The goal is to make a seamless experience and save you planning work.
5 Tricks for Boosting your Productivity While Traveling
Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Water, a flavored-water company, has developed habits that help her stay productive while traveling.
1. Always book an airline that has guaranteed Wi-Fi service.
2. Don’t rely on an airport’s charging stations.
3. Develop a morning routine.
4. Get familiar with where you’re going.
5. Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet.
Read more of Kara’s here.
4 Travel Trends to Watch in 2016
What are the travel trends we should keep an eye for in 2016? Three marketing experts from TripAdvisor, Celebrity Cruises and Hawaiian Air discussed trends they are seeing as 2016 approaches. As the second half of the year unfolds, these are four trends travel marketing professionals are paying attention to.
1. The Rise of “Bleisure” Travel
2. Travel Is Getting More Mobile
3. Experiential Travel Marketing Is Exploding
4. It’s All Seamless
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Check out these 10 new Atlanta venues for fall meetings and events. These new and renovated Atlanta venues can accommodate groups large or small for private and corporate events, conferences, meetings, weddings, business dinners, teambuilding activities, cocktail parties, and more For more, click here.
How Expedia Wants to Help Small Businesses Save on Travel Costs
Expedia announced the launch of Expedia+, a loyalty program for small-business owners. Acting upon newly found data, Expedia decided to provide the same travel-volume clout to small operators that large corporations enjoy.
For more information on Expedia+, click here.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Business Travel
Different employers have different rules on business travel. They may even have unspoken expectations on what is acceptable behavior when traveling. To help point you in the right direction, here are some dos and don’ts when on a business trip.
1. Check Policies and Procedures
2. Carry a Small Refresher Kit
3. Keep Your Receipts
4. Do Not Pack Everything
5. Do Not Assume Everything is in Writing
6. Do Not Forget the Thank You
Airbnb Adds Tools for Corporate Travel Managers
The accommodations-listing service Airbnb has revamped its business travel program to better enable companies to arrange and track employee travel. Airbnb offers a dashboard that lets companies process travel information through three tabs. The activity tab is for tracking completed and planned trips and their details. A reporting tab is for expense management and an employees tab includes approval status.
See more here.
10 New Boston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events
BizBash breaks down the best new Boston restaurants, corporate event venues, hotels, conference centers, and private and party rooms to open for events this fall. These new and renovated Boston venues can accommodate groups large or small for private and corporate events, conferences, meetings, weddings, business dinners, teambuilding activities, cocktail parties, and more.