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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Check in Online
Check in to your next flight before heading to the airport with these airline check-in policies and websites.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Take your keyboard with you
This article provides a business travel review of the Zagg Pocket keyboard
Where to Book Business Travel
Need to book your own business trip? Find the top websites for booking your business travel.
What is a Segment?
When it comes to airline travel, a segment is a portion of an airline itinerary.
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.
United Airlines
Find United Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of United Airlines.
What Does TSA Stand For?
TSA - Find out what the acronym TSA actually stands for, as well as what the organization is responsible for.
What is Incentive Travel?
Incentive travel is business travel that helps motivate employees or partners.
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.
What's a Drop Charge?
Drop charges are additional fees charged by rental car companies when a rental car is dropped off at a different location.
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.
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.
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.
Amtrak's Fare Options
Amtrak has a range of different fares available for train tickets, each with different policies. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's fares.
Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel
What to Look for in Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel with these Tips.
Airline Tip: Locator Numbers
Airline locator numbers are (confirmation) numbers issued by the airlines to identify a reservation.
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.
Find Out Which Airlines are Members of SkyTeam
One of the world’s largest airline alliances, SkyTeam has member airlines around the world.
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.
Hotel Rewards Programs
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.
Saving Money on International Data Roaming...
How to save money when you're traveling and using your cell phone's data services
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.
International Roaming – Saving Money by...
How to save money while traveling by replacing your SIM card with a local SIM card
Top Tips for Staying Secure on WiFi Hotspots
Top Tips for Keeping Secure While Using Public WiFi Connections
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
What are Unrestricted Fares?
Unrestricted fares are typically airline (or other transportation tickets) that do not have restrictions, such as Saturday night stay requirements
Direct flights definition
This glossary entry explains what a direct flight is.
Airport Wireless Internet Services
Find out which airports have wireless internet services - and how much you'll have to pay for access - with this guide to airport wireless Internet services.
Packing Essentials for Women
Business travelers learn to live for many days out of a suitcase that the rest of the world might call
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.
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
Southwest Airlines
Find Southwest Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of the U.S.'s busiest domestic carrier, Southwest Airlines.
Trends Travel Incentive Programs
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.
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 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.
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 Base Fare?
There are plenty of things to pay attention to when purchasing an airline ticket. One to be aware of is the base fare.
Sign Up for Car Rental Rewards
Put your business travels to work for you by earning points for all those miles you spend on the road. Sign up for car rental rewards programs and earn points for future car rentals, hotel stays, airline travel and more.
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.
Rock-solid dashboard holder for your mobile phone
This article provides a business travel review of the Aduro Grip Clip universal mobile device holder.
What is 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.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Save Money on International Roaming...
5 Ways to Save Money on International Roaming Rates for Cell Phones
Quick tip-Members of Oneworld Alliance
Find out which airlines are part of the oneworld airline alliance.
Find the Gates and Times of American Airlines...
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.
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!
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.
A Review of the Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth,...
A Review of the Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco Airports Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flight, Baggage, and other Tools and Timetables...
A collection of tools for Star Alliance members, including booking flights, baggage tracking, and timetables.
American Airlines
Find American Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of the world's largest airline carrier, American Airlines.
How To Get a Visa for Business Travel to Hong...
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.
Travel Packing List
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.
Top Business Travel Tips for Greece
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling to Greece.
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.
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.
What is VAT?
VAT, or the Value Added Tax, is a tax levied by some counties based on the final consumption of goods.
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.
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.
GPS Systems for Business Travel
When it comes to finding a GPS navigation system for business travel, one size does not necessarily fit all. Check out these tips for finding the best types of GPS systems for your business travel needs.
Airline Tips
Flying American Airlines and need to know how to retrieve lost luggage? Left something on the first segment of your trip? Check out these tips for retrieving
What Are APEX fares?
APEX fares are advance purchase airfares that provide discounted prices, but with restrictions
Nonstop Flights
When you're traveling by air, you want a nonstop flight, not a direct flight. Just remember, there's a difference!
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.
International Roaming – Discount Travel...
Save money on roaming charges by using a separate, international travel phone
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.
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.
Business lunch spots in London
An overview of restaurants for business lunches in London.
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.
Before You Buy Rolling Carry-On Luggage for...
What to Look for in Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel with these Tips.
Logan Airport Transportation
Logan International Airport is the largest airport in New England. Located approximately 4 miles from downtown Boston, the business traveler has numerous options for getting to - and from - Logan International. Learn which transportation is best for business travel with this handy cheat-sheet.
Top 8 business restaurants in Geneva, Switzerland
Top restaurants in Geneva, Switzerland for a business lunch or dinner.
Tips for Using a Chinese Visa
This article provides additional insights and tips for business travelers using a Chinese visa.
Amtrak's E-Tickets
Amtrak now provides electronic tickets for its train trips. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's e-tickets.
Review of Lorex Live Connect Home Video...
Business travelers are usually on the road. That means they're away from their homes and businesses. But it doesn't mean you have to be out of the loop. New video monitoring solutions now make it practical to inexpensively set up an Internet-based camera for monitoring or checking in on your home or business location while on the road. This article provides a review of one such system, the Lorex Live Connect Home Video Monitoring System.
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.
Find the US Airways Number for What You Need
US Airways customer service numbers.
Top five business meeting restaurants in Tokyo
This article provides an overview of five restaurants suitable for business meals in Tokyo.
Amtrak's eVoucher Policies
Amtrak provides some credits and refunds in the form of eVouchers. This article provides an overview Amtrak's eVoucher policies.
Busines Event Planning Best Practices
One thing that business travelers may have to do is a plan a meeting or business event. To get some perspective on how business event planning is changing, we recently interviewed Anthony Miller, vice president of strategy for ACTIVE Network, a leader in event management software.
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.
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.
Business Travel Expenses
When a trip is done, business travelers usually have to file their expenses to receive reimbursement. In this article, we interview an business expense expert to gave insight into current trends in business expenses.
Amtrak's Discount Options
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.
Finding Value in Business Travel
A study of 15 major industries has found that business travel drives sales and produces big profits, and cutting back may be a mistake.
Business travel tips: Flight Deck
A flight number is the number assigned by an airline to one of its flights.
HYATT house Pittsburgh Design Review
This article highlights the design features of HYATT house Pittsburgh South Side.
What is Bulkhead Seating?
Bulkhead seating is a set of seats on airplanes that face the walls dividing sections of a plane
List of major U.S. Convention Centers
List of the major convention centers in the United States
Overview of McCormick Place Chicago
The McCormick Place convention center is the main convention center in Chicago.
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 are Airport Transfers?
Airport transfers are when transportation between an airport and hotel have been set up in advance.
Bio of Barbara Radcliffe Rogers
Biography of Barbara Radcliffe Rogers
What is Actual Flying Time?
Actual flying time is the amount of time that an airplane flight is actually flying--when it's in the air.
Bio of Naoaki Hashimoto
Biography of Naoaki Hashimoto. Business Travel.
Business Travel Hotels
Don't book a hotel for business travel without checking out these tips on finding hotels for business travel.
Boingo - How Boingo Wi-Fi Works
Profile of Boingo wi-fi, the world's largest network of wi-fi hotspots.
Top electronic readers (eReaders) for business...
Business travel reviews of top 5 eReaders for business travelers
SanDisk Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash Drive
The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash Drive is a good laptop, notebook, or netbook backup choice for business travelers.
How To Convert American Express Points into...
Learn how to convert your American Express points into Hilton HHonors points with this easy tutorial.
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.
The Best GPS Solutions for Business Travelers
A Review of the Best GPS Devices and Apps for Business Travelers
Vacation Rentals for Business Travel
Business travelers usually stay in hotels on trips, but more and more companies are considering non-traditional options such as extended stay hotels and even vacation rentals for employees taking business trips.
Tips for American Airlines check-in options
The article provides tips on checking in online for your American Airlines flight.
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.
Tips on Purchasing Travel Insurance
Tips on purchasing travel insurance and how adverse weather conditions and natural disasters can affect coverage.
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.
Amtrak's Refund Policies
This article provides an overview Amtrak's refund policies for regular train trips as well as Amtrak Acela trips.
New approaches to business travel
This article provides a business travel overview of the Rocketrip employee-driven business travel solution.
American Express Platinum Card for Business...
For the business traveler, the American Express Platinum card offers indispensable travel perks, including travel assistance, airport lounge access and more. Read my review to find out more about how the American Express Platinum Card can make business travel easier.
Top Business Travel Tips for Belguim
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling to Greece.
International Travel Resources
This article provides an overview of resources for business travelers heading to another country, including country-specific resources from the U.S. State Department and more.
A Review of the iGo Charge Anywhere Travel...
Review of the iGo Charge Anywhere travel charger and external battery for iPhones, iPods, BlackBerries, and more.
British Airways
Find British Airways flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of British Airways.
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.
Courtyard by Marriott Trends - 30 Years of...
This article provides an overview of the Courtyard by Marriott brand and future initiatives.
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.
Cheap parking spot tips for NYC
This article provides tips on finding the cheapest parking spots in New York City.
Steven Kelly business travel biography
Biography of Steven Kelly, business travel writer
Take some time off on your next business trip
This article provides tips on planning a personal trip in conjunction with a business trip.
Must-Have Gadgets for the Business Traveler
On the road for business travel? Don't leave home without these must-have gadgets for the business traveler. From a GPS navigation system to keep you on the (right) road, to a light-as-a-feather laptop and more, make your next business trip easier with these essential business travel gadgets.
Find an Airport Lounge
Need a place to grab a drink, work in peace or just escape the airport crowds? Find an airport lounge for your next business trip with this roundup of lounges by airline.
Review of DLink Day/Night Home Network Camera
If you're on the road, sometimes it's nice to check in. That's where new, cost effective home video monitoring systems come in. This article provides a review of the DLink Day/Night Home Network Camera that allows business travelers to set up and view a remote camera.

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