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How Many Liquids Can I Carry On a Plane?
Learn what liquids (and how much of them) you can bring on a plane in your carry on bag. Find out the latest TSA regulations before your flight.
How to Pack Liquids in Your Carry-On
An overview of the Transportation Security Administration's 3-1-1 Rule for how much liquid travelers can take on an airplane in their carry-on bags.
How to Get Your International Drivers Permit
Lots of business travelers need to have access to a car while on a business trip. Here is information on how to apply for an international driver license.
Is Your Airline Part of the Star Alliance?
The Star Alliance is an important airline alliance. The article provides a list of all the airlines that are part of the Star Alliance, the world's first and largest airline alliance.
Find the American Airlines Number for What You...
American Airlines customer service numbers are different for each status level. Find the relevant customer service agent for your needs.
Space-Saving Luggage Packing Tips
Don't even think about checking that bag! Fit everything you need into one carry-on bag with these space saving luggage packing tips for business travelers.
How to Get a Visa for Business Travel to China
Is a trip to China in your future? With so many organizations doing business with China, there's a good chance there might be a trip to China in your future. This article provides an overview of how business travelers can obtain a visa for a visit to China.
What is a Fare Basis (or Fare Code)?
A fare basis (or fare code) is the code on which an airline ticket's fare is based on. The fare basis/code helps to define what rules apply to each ticket.
Do You Need an International Drivers Permit for...
If you're traveling to Europe on business and planning on driving, you may need an International Drivers Permit. This article provides an overview of whether or not you should have an international drivers permit for driving in Europe.
What Does TSA Stand For?
TSA - Find out what the acronym TSA actually stands for, as well as what the organization is responsible for.
Pros and Cons of the United Airlines Mileage...
Learn about United Airlines frequent flyer program - Mileage Plus - and find out how to start earning miles on your next trip.
Lost Your Passport? Do This Next.
When you're traveling internationally, one of the last things that you want to have happen is to have your passport lost or stolen. This article provides tips on what business travelers should do if their passport is lost or stolen.
What Do You Need to Rent or Drive a Car in...
If you're traveling to Germany and are planning on driving, you'll want to know the rules of the road. This article provides an overview of whether or not an international drivers permit is needed to drive in Germany and links to tips for driving in Germnay.
What is a GDS (Global Distribution System)?
A global distribution system (GDS) is a centralized (and computerized, of course) way to conduct travel-related transactions (such as ticket purchases). GDSs are used by travel agents and online services to provide travelers everything from airline tickets to rental cars to hotel rooms.
Take the train-know your fares!
Amtrak has a range of different fares available for train tickets, each with different policies. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's fares.
Travel Between Hong Kong and Mainland China
Learn how to travel between Hong Kong and China by way of car, ferry, train and more, with this handy primer on getting from Hong to China (and back).
What is Incentive Travel?
Incentive travel is business travel that helps motivate employees or partners.
How to Find the Amtrak Quiet Car
This article provides an overview of Amtrak's Quiet Car, and details on how to find the Quiet Car on an Amtrak train.
Find your AA flight time and gate
If you're flying on American Airlines or picking up someone from an American Airlines flight, you'll need to the gates that the plane is leaving from or arriving at and whether or not the flight is delayed. This article provides information on how to find out about the gates and flight times of American Airlines flights.
Know your SkyTeam Members
One of the world's largest airline alliances, SkyTeam has member airlines around the world, including strong networks in the Middle East and Asia.
Earn Miles, Fly for Free: Here's How
Make your business trips more rewarding by joining these frequent flier programs and start earning your way towards free flights, elite status and more.
Business travel tips - online checkin
Check in to your next flight before heading to the airport with these airline check-in policies and websites.
Saving Money on International Data Roaming...
How to save money when you're traveling and using your cell phone's data services
Sign up to earm hotel rewards
Put your business travels to work for you by earning points for all those hotel stays. Sign up for hotel rewards programs and earn points for future stays, airline travel and more.
What are Corporate Rates?
Corporate rates are special rates offered to businesses or organizations by car rental, hotel, airline, or other travel providers.
Newark International Airport Transportation
Located in New Jersey, Newark International Airport is one of the three main airports serving the New York metropolitan area. Located approximately 16 miles from Manhattan, the business traveler has numerous options for getting to - and from - Newark. Learn which transportation is best for business travel with this handy cheat-sheet.
Business travel tip-drop charges
Drop charges are additional fees charged by rental car companies when a rental car is dropped off at a different location.
American Airlines AAdvantage Review
Learn about American Airlines' frequent flier program - AAdvantage - and find out how to start earning miles on your next business trip
Protect Yourself from International Driving...
If you're considering obtaining an International Drivers Permit, it's important to watch out for scams. This article lets you know what to watch out for when it comes to International Drivers Permits and how to protect yourself from scams.
Guide to Getting from Chicago O'Hare to Midway...
To go from one of Chicago’s main airports to the other (either from Midway to O'Hare or O'Hare to Midway) business travelers have a few options.
5 Tips for Getting Through Airport Security...
Save yourself from unnecessary delays at the airport by learning a few simple strategies for getting through airport security lines faster.
Airline Tip: Locator Numbers
Airline locator numbers are (confirmation) numbers issued by the airlines to identify a reservation.
International Roaming – Saving Money by...
How to save money while traveling by replacing your SIM card with a local SIM card
Delta SkyMiles Review
Learn about Delta's frequent flier program - Delta SkyMiles - and find out how to start earning miles on your next business trip
Marriott Rewards Program
Read this review of the Marriott Rewards Program for business travelers and find out how to sign up and start earning points toward vacations and more.
Tips for driving in Japan - International...
Business travelers to Japan should know the rules of the road before they go. This article provides and overview of whether or not you should have an international drivers permit for driving in Japan.
The 7-Minute Hotel Room Workout
Rushing from one meeting (or airport) to the next, it's often hard for business travelers to find the time to fit in a good workout while on the road. This article provides business travelers with information and tips for doing a full workout in only seven minutes.
What is a Segment?
When it comes to airline travel, a segment is a portion of an airline itinerary.
What are Unrestricted Fares?
Unrestricted fares are typically airline (or other transportation tickets) that do not have restrictions, such as Saturday night stay requirements
What is a Foreign Transaction Fee?
A foreign transaction fee is a charge levied by credit card companies for the use of a credit card in another country.
Top Tips for Staying Secure on WiFi Hotspots
Top Tips for Keeping Secure While Using Public WiFi Connections
Pros and Cons of the Hilton HHonors Rewards...
Travelers have lots of options when it comes to business hotels, and that's why hotel rewards programs can matter. This article provides a review of the Hilton HHonors Rewards Program for business travelers. Also includes information how to sign up, as well as how to start earning points toward vacations and rewards.
Travel Tips: How to Check In Online for US...
The article provides an overview of how to check in online for your US Airways flight.
How to find cheap parking in NYC
How to save money parking in NYC. Tips for parking in New York City. New York City parking deals.
Business Travel Luggage
If you need new luggage for business travel, check out these top store recommendations for getting the best price, selection and service. From department stores to online retailers, find luggage for your business travel needs - and budget - with this list of top luggage shops.
What medical liquids can I take on a plane?
If you're a business traveler with a medical condition, you may need to bring extra liquids. This article provides an overview of what medically necessary liquids are allowed on airplanes.
5 Ways to Save Money on International Roaming...
5 Ways to Save Money on International Roaming Rates for Cell Phones
Businesss travel tips-back to back ticketing
Back-to-back ticketing is when a passenger books two flights to get around ticketing restrictions like Saturday night stay requirements.
Business travel tips - know what a base fare is
There are plenty of things to pay attention to when purchasing an airline ticket. One to be aware of is the base fare.
Business Travel to China and Hong Kong
Business trips to China and Hong Kong require special planning. From visas and hotel considerations, to health and safety issues, this handy travel checklist will make planning your long journey a little easier.
Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel
What to Look for in Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel with these Tips.
Quick tip-Members of Oneworld Alliance
Find out which airlines are part of the oneworld airline alliance.
Packing Essentials for Women
Business travelers learn to live for many days out of a suitcase that the rest of the world might call
What Are APEX fares?
APEX fares are advance purchase airfares that provide discounted prices, but with restrictions
Cheap trips to New York City
Business travelers have a lot of options in the Northeast for traveling between cities, but BoltBus is one of the cheapest. This article provides a full review of BoltBus.
What are Blackout Dates?
Blackout dates are dates on which travel, or stay (such as in a hotel) are not allowed, either for certain per-negotiated rates or for rewards travel.
Direct flights definition
This glossary entry explains what a direct flight is.
What is Bumping?
Getting bumped from an airline flight means that the airline will not allow you on the plane and will compensate you for the flight. You can be voluntarily or involuntarily bumped from flights, but there are regulations about how passengers should be compensated for being bumped.
Left something on the airplane? Here's how to...
Learn how to get your stuff back if you left it on an American Airlines' plane.
Best Coach Cabins for Business Travelers
It would be nice to able to fly first class or business class on every trip you take. But most business travelers don't have that option. That's why it's helpful to know which airlines provide the best options in regular old coach or economy class. This article provides an overview of the best coach cabins for business travelers.
What food can you take on plane?
Learn what the TSA will allow on airplanes when it comes to food and gifts. This article provides an overview of the TSA's rules regarding food on airplanes.
Motivating business travelers
Lots of business happens because of travel incentive programs, particularly for sales people and corporate managers. This article features an interview with an expert on incentive travel on the current trends in travel incentive programs, along with recommendations.
American Airlines check-in options
The article provides an overview of how to check in online for your American Airlines flight.
Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Mobile Internet Access
Business travelers need Internet access while on the road. This article provides a review of Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go mobile Internet access solution for business travelers.
What's a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
Wi-fi hotspots are areas that offer wireless Internet connectivity, such as at a cafe or coffee shop. Wi-fi hotspots can also be mobile devices that provide a small wireless network for the immediate proximity.
Pack for a 10-Day Business Trip
Headed on an extended business trip? You can still pack everything you need into a carry-on bag with these tips on how to pack for a 10-day business trip.
How To Convert American Express Points into...
Learn how to convert your American Express points into Hilton HHonors points with this easy tutorial.
International Roaming – Discount Travel...
Save money on roaming charges by using a separate, international travel phone
Are You Tipping Housekeeping Enough?
Business travelers often encounter situations where tips are expected (or deserved). That's why we've pulled together this article on best practices for business travel tipping.
Flight, Baggage, and other Tools and Timetables...
A collection of tools for Star Alliance members, including booking flights, baggage tracking, and timetables.
Amtrak's Baggage Policies
Traveling by train can be fun, and these days, easier than flying--if you're going short distances. But just like airlines, it's good to know what types of luggage you can bring on the train. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's baggage policies.
Business travel tips for Hong Kong - Visas
While many business travelers need to go to China for business, there's a great many that may need to go to Hong Kong, either individually or as part of a trip to China. This article provides an overview of how business travelers can obtain a visa for a visit to Hong Kong.
Earn points for car rentals
Put your business travels to work by earning points for car rentals. Sign up for rental rewards programs and earn points for future rentals and more.
Where to Book Business Travel
Need to book your own business trip? Find the top websites for booking your business travel.
Amtrak Train Service
Find route, ticketing and rewards information for Amtrak train service.
United Airlines
Find United Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of United Airlines.
American Express Rewards Program
If you’re looking for flexibility and convenience from a rewards program, the American Express Rewards Program fits the bill. Check out this review of the American Express Rewards Program and start earning points today.
Minimizing expenses: corporate travel demand...
This glossary entry explains what demand management means in terms of business travel.
Getting from Heathrow Airport to London
London's Heathrow Airport is approximately 15 miles from downtown London, but the trip to or from the airport can take much longer. Find out the best way to get from Heathrow Airport to London with this roundup of transportation options.
Top Business Travel Tips for Austria
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling to Austria.
Save Money on Car Rentals
Car rentals are getting more expensive. With additional fees such as energy surcharges, stadium fees, and cancellation charges becoming the norm, you may have noticed that your bill looks heftier than usual. Spare a few dollars where you can with these tips for saving money on car rentals.
Business dinner spots in London
An overview of restaurants for business dinners in London.
A Review of On Call International Medical and...
Review of On Call International Medical Assistance, a program that provides medical and travel assistance for travelers.
Cheap parking spot tips for NYC
This article provides tips on finding the cheapest parking spots in New York City.
Tips for American Airlines check-in options
The article provides tips on checking in online for your American Airlines flight.
JFK Airport Transportation
JFK International is the largest airport in the NYC area. Located approximately 15 miles from Manhattan, the business traveler has numerous options for getting to - and from - JFK international. Learn which transportation is best for business travel with this handy cheat-sheet.
Review of Western Digital My Passport Essential...
It's important for business travelers to make sure they have all their data backed up before they head out on the road. This article provides an overview of Western Digital My Passport Essential portable hard drive.
A Review of the CoPilot Live GPS app
Review of the CoPilot Live GPS application for Apple iPhones, iPads, and smartphones
What is VAT?
VAT, or the Value Added Tax, is a tax levied by some counties based on the final consumption of goods.
Oneworld Contacts, Services, and Information
Oneworld covers much of the world through its many member airlines. If you're flying on a oneworld alliance partner airline, this list will help you find the contacts, verify baggage policies, and check destination information.
Shoes or no shoes? TSA Tips
In general, the TSA requires travelers to remove their shoes at security checkpoints. This article provides an overview of the TSA's rules regarding wearing your shoes through the security checkpoints.
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
I don't know about you, but I can't live without Wi-Fi on the road. Even if a hotel room as an internet connection, it might not have Wi-Fi or you might not be able to connect multiple devices. That's where the D-Link All-in-one Mobile Companion comes in. This article provides an overview of D-Link's easy-to-carry device that allows you to transform any Internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
American Airlines
Find American Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of the world's largest airline carrier, American Airlines.
Review of Barnes and Noble Nook eReader
Review of Barnes and Noble Nook eReader
Marriott Hotels
Learn which brands are part of the Marriott family, sign up for Marriott Rewards, and make a reservation with this profile of Marriott Hotels.
JetBlue TrueBlue
JetBlue's TrueBlue program is a basic and easy-to-use frequent flier program. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles, but it does have a few nice perks.
Review of the ShaveTech USB-powered Electric...
Business travelers like to save space and time when traveling, so the ShaveTech portable USB-powered electric shaver may be just the thing. This article provides a full review of the ShaveTech Electric Shaver.
Understanding Cultural Gaps for Business...
Business travelers have to cope with a lot of issues when they're on the road, from late planes to poor hotels. While it's important to pay attention to travel logistics and the day-to-day issues involved with business travel, it's also important for business travelers to be aware of cultural gaps that might exist when traveling in country that has a difficult culture. This article provides an overview of how business travelers can understand cultural gaps more effectively.
Peter Pan Bus Service for Business Travel - NYC...
Before you take a Peter Pan Bus for business travel, read this review of the Peter Pan Bus Lines Service.
Business Travel Tax Tips
When it comes to the IRS and business travel deductions, it's good to know where you stand. About.com's guest author and tax expert Frank Gruber helps business travelers understand how to best prepare their business travel deductions for the next tax year.
Business Travel Clothes for Men
Every business trip is different, but you'll need certain essential clothing items for every journey. From blazers and wrinkle-free shirts to jeans and slip-on shoes, find out what to pack with this list of business travel clothing suggestions for men.
Unwind after a Las Vegas business trip - Red...
A Review of the Red Mountain Resort, Ivans, Utah
How to Choose Your Airplane Seat
You don't have to settle for the seat the airline assigns you to - check out these simple tips for choosing a better seat on the airplane.
Where to Start When You're Traveling With Your...
Where to Start When You're Traveling With Your Cell phone
Why seat pitch matters on your next flight
This glossary entry explains what seat pitch means.
Boingo - How Boingo Wi-Fi Works
Profile of Boingo wi-fi, the world's largest network of wi-fi hotspots.
San Francisco Transportation Options
Getting around San Francisco is easy with this list of San Francisco transportation options, including information on Muni and Bart, car rentals, taxis, trip planning, and getting to and from the airport.
Beauty or beast? Bulkhead seats.
Bulkhead seating are seats on airplanes that face the walls dividing sections of a plane. You may get more legroom, but give up access to bags.
Save Money by Signing Up for International Plan
How to sign up for an international plan before traveling with your cell phone
San Francisco Hotels
An overview of San Francisco hotels and hotel options for business travelers.
Airline Reservations and Customer Service
Keep these Airline Reservation numbers handy when you need to speak to a customer service representative fast. If your flight has been canceled or delayed, you'll want these airline reservations numbers to help you get back in the air - fast!
Beach Business--Top Business Travel Tips for...
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling to Brazil.
Tips for business travel packing
Sure, you've packed your first aid kit and all the clothes you need, but there are a few other items that can make your business journeys a little easier. Check out what I make sure to find room for in my carry-on bag with this travel packing list (of extras) for the business traveler.
Business Travel Tips for Germany
Heading to Germany for business? It's important to make sure you don't make any cultural mistakes while you're there. This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling in Germany.
Controlling Mobile Data Costs
This article provides an overview of ways to save money on data roaming costs while traveling.
Prevent Wrinkles On the Road
Learning how to prevent wrinkles is essential for the business traveler. Make sure you look presentable at your next meeting with these tips for how to prevent wrinkles.
Take your keyboard with you
This article provides a business travel review of the Zagg Pocket keyboard
Travel Safety Tips
While most travel safety tips apply equally to men and women, the fact is that women are more vulnerable to certain types of crimes on the road. These travel safety tips will help ensure your well-being on the road.
Before You Buy Rolling Carry-On Luggage for...
What to Look for in Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel with these Tips.
What are Airport Transfers?
Airport transfers are when transportation between an airport and hotel have been set up in advance.
TSA Rules for Special Items
This article provides an overview of the TSA's rules for special or odd items.
Travel tips what to do when you get sick
What to do if You Get Sick While Traveling
Tips for planning a buiness trip to Chicago
Business Travel Planner for visiting Chicago. From hotels and places to stay to transportation options to things to do, this About.com travel planner for Chicago is the place to start.
Courtyard by Marriott Trends - 30 Years of...
This article provides an overview of the Courtyard by Marriott brand and future initiatives.
Definition of Excursion Fare
This glossary entry explains what an excursion fare is.
LaGuardia Airport Transportation
LaGuardia International is the 2nd largest airport in the NYC area. Located approximately 8 miles from Manhattan, the business traveler has numerous options for getting to - and from - LaGuardia Airport. Learn which transportation is best for business travel with this handy cheat-sheet.
Foreign Travel Tax-Deductions Still Exist
Taking a trip for business? About.com's guest author and tax expert Frank Gruber outlines what business travelers should know about foreign travel tax-deductions.
Tips for Using a Chinese Visa
This article provides additional insights and tips for business travelers using a Chinese visa.
Using Phone Calling Cards While Traveling
How to Use Phone Calling Cards to Save Money While Traveling
Earn Airline Miles
Earning airline miles and improving your status on airlines can help you rack up bonus miles and other travel perks. Make the most of your travel and earn airline miles faster with these business travel tips.
Fast recharging for your iPhone
Review of the iGo Charge Anywhere travel charger and external battery for iPhones, iPods, BlackBerries, and more.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston is a great city to visit for fun, but it's also a great city to visit for work. The city has two main convention centers. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is the newest and largest. It's located in the new Seaport district, convenient to transportation, the airport, and downtown Boston.
Rock-solid dashboard holder for your mobile phone
This article provides a business travel review of the Aduro Grip Clip universal mobile device holder.
Review of Klipsch GiG Bluetooth speaker
This article provides a business travel review of the Klipsch GiG portable Bluetooth speaker.
Save money on Amtrak
Business travelers (especially in the Northeast) sometimes take Amtrak trains instead of driving or flying. That's why it's good to know what discounts Amtrak provides for fares. This article provides an overview of the different discount that Amtrak provides.
What is the Throw Away Ticket Travel Ploy?
: The "throw away ticket" approach to saving money on travel is similar to the back-to-back ticketing
What is Toronto's PATH?
Toronto's PATH system is an integrated collection of underground walkways throughout Toronto's downtown.
How to Survive a Long Flight
Even if you are flying first class all the way, long-haul trips are exhausting. From choosing your route carefully to making sure you pack a few essentials, there are a few things that can make the trip a little easier. Check out these tips for surviving a long flight before your next business adventure.
Travel Insurance Overview
An overview of travel insurance for business travelers.
Business Travel Planner for San Francisco
Business Travel Planner for visiting San Francisco. From hotels and places to stay to transportation options to things to do, this About.com travel planner for San Francisco is the place to start if you have a business trip to San Francisco.
Amtrak's E-Tickets
Amtrak now provides electronic tickets for its train trips. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's e-tickets.
Passport tips
If your passport is lost or stolen while traveling internationally, it can be real pain. This article provides an overview of what type of information you will have to provide in order to obtain a new passport.
Cultural Tips for Business Trips to Italy
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling in Italy.
Save Money on Business Travel Flights
You can't generally haggle for a lower price on an airline ticket (unless you use a bidding site), but there are a few habits that can help you find the lowest price possible for an airline ticket. Check out these easy tips for finding cheap airline tickets for business travel.
How to figure out San Francisco airports
An overview of the different San Francisco airports and airport transportation options for business travelers. This article also explores alternative airports for flying into and out of San Francisco (for saving time or money), as well as convenient hotels for fliers.
A Review of the Grand Hyatt New York at Grand...
This article provides a full business travel review of the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel at Grand Central.
A Review of the Hyatt Times Square, New York,...
This article provides a business travel review of the new Hyatt Times Square, New York City.
Amtrak tips-evoucher tips
Amtrak provides some credits and refunds in the form of eVouchers. This article provides an overview Amtrak's eVoucher policies.
Airline Safety
Stay safe in flight with these airline safety tips.
Tips on Purchasing Travel Insurance
Tips on purchasing travel insurance and how adverse weather conditions and natural disasters can affect coverage.

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