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.
Heading to New York City and are looking for a hotel that's near Times Square, but not in it? The brand new Hyatt Times Square might be just the ticket (or, TKTS, that is...). Read my full review of the Hyatt Times Square for all the details. Or, if you just want to see some highlights, check out my hotel design review of the Hyatt Times Square. Find out what I liked (and something I didn't) about the new Hyatt Times Square.
As a business travelers, I find that sometimes I need to share my digital media (anything from slides to documents to movies) with multiple clients, prospects, or other travelers.
That's where the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub comes in. The compact and light unit allows users to easily share or stream digital media files (like movies) to up to seven different users at the same time. Read my full review of the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub for all the details. (photo: IOGEAR)
If you're lucky enough to take a business trip to Italy, there's no doubt you should also take in some sights, enjoy the food, and experience the culture. But it also makes sense to make sure you understand potential cultural differences before you hit the ground. That's why I recently interviewed Gayle Cotton, an expert on cultural differences, who provided these important cultural tips for business travelers heading to Italy.
Most business travelers want to get to where they're going as fast as they can. If you're like me, you probably look for direct flights when flying. But before you book a direct flight next time, it's probably worth checking the definition of what a direct flight is. It might surprise you!
I work from a variety of locations: the office, at home, and on the road. I also end up using different computers when I travel, either my phone or a laptop PC. Since trying to remember passwords for websites can be difficult, I've found that a password management application, such as Dashlane, can be very helpful. Dashlane is a great choice for business travelers that want to free themselves from memorizing or keeping track of all the passwords needed to access websites. Read my full review of Dashlane for all the details.
Ever need better sound for a business presentation? Consider traveling with one of the rechargeable portable Bluetooth speakers like the Klipsch GiG Music Center. The Klipsch GiG is a relatively small, portable Bluetooth speaker with excellent sound quality that's well-suited for business travelers that need to provide audio accompaniment to a presentation or want to set the audio ambiance for a business meeting or get-together. Read my full review of the Klipsch GiG for all the info.