BostonCoach’s New Business Travel Guide To Philadelphia [Infographic]

Business in Philly? Before you take off, take a look at BostonCoach’s new Business Travel Guide to Philadelphia. It’ll help you decide which hotels best suit your style and your schedule. You’ll also see which restaurants make sense for your taste, budget and agenda. The guide has some great ideas for downtime activities too, whether you’re an art lover, a shopper or a history buff. And it tells you how much time you’ll need to allow when traveling to a meeting or to the airport to fly home.

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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: 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.

Boston Travel Alert: Callahan Tunnel To Close

tunnelBoston’s Callahan Tunnel, a major route between Logan Airport  and downtown, will close Dec. 27 for much-needed renovation work. The tunnel will stay closed through March 12.

Travel times are likely to increase significantly within and around the city, so you may need a little more time — and patience — than usual.

If you need to make or modify a reservation, give us a call at 800-672-7676.

Wishing you safe and stress-free travels.

Travel Tech: Find A Hotel Tonight

HT_logo_whiteWhether because of bad weather, a missed flight or an unexpected change of plans, if you travel enough there is a good chance that you will end up stranded somewhere unexpected. When you find yourself needing a hotel room at the last minute, the Hotel Tonight app may be able to help. This app lists available, unsold hotel rooms in dozens of cities worldwide, often times at a discounted rate. Recently updated, the app now begins listing rooms at 9 am for night, meaning you can book earlier and at your convenience. Check out pictures of the properties and lists of amenities as you browse. Free for iPhone and Google play.

To All Of Our Friends Stuck At The Airport

travel_insuranceWe are sending good wishes to all of our friends out there on the roads and in the skies today. We hope for safe and speedy travel, but in case you happen to be one of those people on a delayed flight today, click here for a few tips to avoid boredom at the airport.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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: beating jet lag, the TSA’s defense and more.

Airlines Boost On-Time Mark, Complaints DeclineNBC News   The past month has been a good one for plane punctuality. Read more to see what you can expect in the near future.

TSA Defends Behavior Detection ProgramCNN Travel   The TSA weighs in on the hot debate over whether their expensive safety procedures are actually keeping air travel safer.

5 Airport Meals Worth Missing Your Flight ForHuffington Post   Sometimes a really great meal is worth it. These ones come highly recommended.

Outsmart Jet Lag With These Healthy Travel TipsHealth   This blogger offers some simple but proven tips to avoid snoozing through your next business meething when suffering from jet lag.

Digital Bag Tags Could Make Paper Luggage Tags ObsoleteNBC News   It’s the next logical step in a culture that tracks everything- GPS tracking for your luggage. Read more to see soon will it arrive.

Travel Tech: Choosing The Best Travel Rewards Credit Card

Falling credit cardsThe seasoned traveler appreciates the joy of racking up airline miles and reward points on their travel credit card. But not all cards are created equal. Annual fee or no annual fee? Free flights or cash back? MasterCard or American Express? The choices can be overwhelming. One way to wade through all of the advertised hype is CreditCardForum.com. This non-affiliated site reviews travel reward credit cards and gives the clear cut statistics on what you get when you apply- including fees for foreign transactions, which airlines you can use your miles on, and the truth about those flashy sign-up bonuses. The site provides links directly to the online applications for most cards, making the process simple once you choose which card is for you. The site is continually updated to reflect the newest deals and promos for different card issuers. It also has recommendations for the best business, hotel, secured, gas and cash-back credit cards.

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: who to tip, the increasing demand for WiFi and more.

Business Travel Spending On The RiseUSA Today   Business travel spending was beginning to trend up, but the recent government shutdown may have lasting negative effects.

Like Water For WifiConferences That Work  Offering free Wifi is quickly becoming the standard in event planning. Does it pay off?

Who Should You Tip, And How Much?- Huffington Post   Traveling for business brings about endless opportunities where tipping is appropriate. But the rules are often unclear. Read more to find some answers to the tipping question.

Forget Room Service–Order a Bike CNN Travel   Hotels are getting creative with the complimentary amenities they offer. These hotels, for example, offer free bikes for their patrons.

Millennial Travelers Spend More, Complain MoreUSA Today   Young business travelers are willing to spend more then more experienced travelers, but aren’t afraid to speak up when service doesn’t live up to their standards. Find out what travel companies are doing to cater to this crowd.

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.