If you're planning on taking a business trip to another country, it's important to recognize cultural differences. Learn what you need to know to do business in another culture before you go! (Photo © Flickr user arnekoesel)
Making a business trip successful requires lots of planning, hard work, and some good luck. If you're heading out on a business trip to Asia, and in particular, the Philippines, it makes sense to make sure you understand the culture before you land. Cultural differences can make a big difference, especially when it comes to sealing a business deal. Read my interview with cultural travel specialist Ms. Gayle Cotton for her top cultural tips for business trips to the Philippines.
Sometimes it's nice to get away after a busy business trip. If you're heading to New England or Boston on business, you might want to consider adding on a couple of days to visit the Woodstock Inn. The Woodstock Inn is a AAA four-diamond resort located in Woodstock, Vermont. The hotel was opened in 1969 as part of Laurance Rockefeller's collection of luxury resorts (RockResorts), but it's been continually updated with modern amenities and services, including its brand-new Spa. For all the insights, read my complete review of the Woodstock Inn.
I frequently fly on American Airlines, since they have great service out of Boston's Logan Airport and end up flying to a lot of the cities that I typically go to. When I do fly American, I use their online check in service to streamline my trip.