2013 continues to be a year of change for the business travelers and the airlines, with everything from government funding to in-flight electronics rules in flux. To help understand the implications of 2013 airline industry trends on business travelers, About.com Business Travel Guide David A. Kelly interviewed Mark Murphy, a 20-year travel media industry veteran, for the latest on business travel airline trends for 2013.
Make sure you're doing the right thing when you travel in a foreign country--make sure you have good global business etiquette.
If you're a business traveler about to head off on an international trip, you know you need to have the currency, power converters, and learn the time zone. But do you also realize that you have to understand the culture? If not, you might be in for some uncomfortable situations as well as the potential for a bad business meeting.
To help business travelers avoid potential cultural gap problems I recently interviewed Gayle Cotton, author of the bestselling book, Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere: 5 Keys To Successful Cross-Cultural Communication. Read the full interview to learn how to avoid cultural mistakes as well as Ms. Cotton's tips for successfully cross-cultural communication.
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Recently I took a business trip to New Jersey, just west of New York City, where there are plenty of large, corporate headquarters. If you're heading outside of New York City for a business meeting, consider reading my full review of the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
I recently traveled to Washington D.C. and had the opportunity to stay in the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Chevy Chase Pavilion. Read my full review of the Embassy Suites Hotel at Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Just a quick entry today--the IATA. Somewhere along the line business travelers probably have seen the acronym IATA. Read the latest business travel IATA glossary entry to find out what it means!
When you're traveling, things don't always go right, so it's good to know what to do if you break the law in another country. I recently interviewed Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com, who provided specific tips for business travelers.
Usually business travelers don't get into legal trouble while traveling. But if they do, it's good to have an understanding of what to expect. That's why I recently interviewed Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com, to get some perspective on legal tips for business travelers.
I don't travel overseas nearly as much as I'd like, but when I do, one thing I'm careful about paying attention to is which credit card I travel with. Different credit cards charge different foreign transaction fees for purchases outside of your home country. Not sure what a foreign transaction fee is? Read our latest glossary entry on foreign transaction fees.