Amtrak Dominates Northeast Corridor Travel

Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston. Amtrak, offering high-speed trains, online ticketing and work station amenities, has eaten away at airlines’ share of passengers.

Amtrak says that traffic in the Northeast corridor could reach 43.5 million passengers annually by 2040, almost four times today’s level.

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Smart Advice for the Business Traveler

Many people find the idea of business travel to be a nice respite from the day-to-day office job but, for those who do it frequently, it takes a toll, according to Forbes. Travel Pulse provides advice to combat stress on the road. Smart Advice for the Business Traveler

“Life working in a global business is characterized by constant switching between time zones, information exchange and lots of travel. Yet despite the glamorous image that comes to mind when we think of jet-setting business travelers, the reality is anything but: sleep deprivation, added stress and illness are all common pitfalls of frequent travel,” writes professor Sebastian Reiche.

One of the ways to combat these pitfalls is to impose time limits on your day. Reiche recommends having mandatory vacation days and email and phone call blackout times. Reiche also suggests that companies consider travel times as well as time zones. Companies can also help employees by arming them with smart tech such as sleep management devices or access to nap pods.

Business travel can be stressful for employees and having these added benefits can make workdays on the road more productive.

Holiday Gift Guide: Smart Luggage

Looking for a holiday gift idea for an avid traveler? Check out CNN’s favorite smart suitcases for the 2016 holiday season. With features like location trackers and phone chargers, these are no ordinary bags. CNN Money takes a look at the products.

 

Ryanair Has a Plan to Offer Free Flights Across Europe

European budget airline Ryanair hopes to eventually offer free seats on flights, and instead make a profit by sharing revenue with the airports.

“I have this vision that in the next five to 10 years that the airfares on Ryanair will be free, in which case the flights will be full, and we will be making our money out of sharing the airport revenues; of all the people who will be running through airports, and getting a share of the shopping and the retail revenues at airports,” Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said.

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