Business Travel: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
American Airlines customer service numbers are different for each status level. Find the relevant customer service agent for your needs.
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.
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.
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.
This article provides tips on finding the cheapest parking spots in New York City.
The article provides an overview of how to check in online for your US Airways flight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check in to your next flight before heading to the airport with these airline check-in policies and websites.
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.
Learn about United Airlines frequent flyer program - Mileage Plus - and find out how to start earning miles on your next trip.
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).
TSA - Find out what the acronym TSA actually stands for, as well as what the organization is responsible for.
This article provides an overview of Amtrak's Quiet Car, and details on how to find the Quiet Car on an Amtrak train.
How to save money while traveling by replacing your SIM card with a local SIM card
Incentive travel is business travel that helps motivate employees or partners.
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.
When it comes to airline travel, a segment is a portion of an airline itinerary.
Make your business trips more rewarding by joining these frequent flier programs and start earning your way towards free flights, elite status and more.
Save yourself from unnecessary delays at the airport by learning a few simple strategies for getting through airport security lines faster.
One of the world’s largest airline alliances, SkyTeam has member airlines around the world.
Unrestricted fares are typically airline (or other transportation tickets) that do not have restrictions, such as Saturday night stay requirements
Learn which brands are part of the Marriott family, sign up for Marriott Rewards, and make a reservation with this profile of Marriott Hotels.
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.
How to save money when you're traveling and using your cell phone's data services
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.
How to save money parking in NYC. Tips for parking in New York City. New York City parking deals.
Corporate rates are special rates offered to businesses or organizations by car rental, hotel, airline, or other travel providers.
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.
Drop charges are additional fees charged by rental car companies when a rental car is dropped off at a different location.
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.
Business travelers learn to live for many days out of a suitcase that the rest of the world might call
There are plenty of things to pay attention to when purchasing an airline ticket. One to be aware of is the base fare.
A Review of the Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo
What to Look for in Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel with these Tips.
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.
Find out which airlines are part of the oneworld airline alliance.
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.
Review of the iGo Charge Anywhere travel charger and external battery for iPhones, iPods, BlackBerries, and more.
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.
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.
Back-to-back ticketing is when a passenger books two flights to get around ticketing restrictions like Saturday night stay requirements.
Find United Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of United Airlines.
Airline locator numbers are (confirmation) numbers issued by the airlines to identify a reservation.
Amtrak has a range of different fares available for train tickets, each with different policies. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's fares.
Headed to NYC for a convention at the Javits Center? Find a hotel near the convention center, so you can spend less time and money on cabs. These hotels are all centrally located, making it easy to get to your business at the Javits Center.
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.
Learn about Delta's frequent flier program - Delta SkyMiles - and find out how to start earning miles on your next business trip
Heading to China for business? Make sure you don't make any cultural mistakes while you're there. This article provides business travelers with some specific tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling in China.
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.
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.
Review of On Call International Medical Assistance, a program that provides medical and travel assistance for travelers.
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.
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.
Review of the CoPilot Live GPS application for Apple iPhones, iPads, and smartphones
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.
A collection of tools for Star Alliance members, including booking flights, baggage tracking, and timetables.
This article provides a business travel review of the Asus Transformer Book T100.
Save money on roaming charges by using a separate, international travel phone
Tips on purchasing travel insurance and how adverse weather conditions and natural disasters can affect coverage.
Learn about American Airlines' frequent flier program - AAdvantage - and find out how to start earning miles on your next business trip
This article provides an overview of the MobileSuites hotel services app.
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.
This article provides a Review of the JW Marriott Hotel Miami, a large, full-service hotel oriented toward business travelers.
Before you take a Peter Pan Bus for business travel, read this review of the Peter Pan Bus Lines Service.
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.
Review of the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Times Square
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.
What to Look for in Rolling Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel with these Tips.
Bulkhead seating is a set of seats on airplanes that face the walls dividing sections of a plane
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.
This article provides a full, business traveler-review of the Courtyard Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York
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.
Amtrak now provides electronic tickets for its train trips. This article provides an overview of Amtrak's e-tickets.
Business Traveler review of Belkin Dual Auto Charger
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.
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.
Business travelers aren't going to head out on a business trip without money (cash, debit, or credit). This article provides an insight into what business travelers should know about exchanging money and using credit or debit cards while on the road.
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.
This article provides a full business travel review of the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel at Grand Central.
5 Ways to Save Money on International Roaming Rates for Cell Phones
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.
A Review of the Four Points by Sheraton at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Business travelers often need flexibility when they travel. Airline fares known as open jaw tickets allow business travelers to fly into, and leave out of, different cities.
Toronto is an incredibly international city. It’s also a big city for business, with plenty of great hotel choices. This article provides a full review of the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre hotel.
APEX fares are advance purchase airfares that provide discounted prices, but with restrictions
Need to book your own business trip? Find the top websites for booking your business travel.
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve got any device with a screen, it’s going to get scratched if you travel with it. Read about ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD as a protection solution.
A Review of the Residence Inn Waterfront Hotel, Portland Maine
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.
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling to Brazil.
Business travel reviews of top 5 eReaders for business travelers
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. Page 2.
Best Smartphones for Business Travelers.
You can't help being on the road for work, but you can do something about how long your trip has to take. Check out these 10 time saving tips for business travelers, so you can spend less time on the travel, and more time on the business.
The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash Drive is a good laptop, notebook, or netbook backup choice for business travelers.
This article provides an overview of the Courtyard by Marriott brand and future initiatives.
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.
This article provides an overview Amtrak's refund policies for regular train trips as well as Amtrak Acela trips.
Find JetBlue Airways flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of JetBlue Airways.
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.
A Review of the Best GPS Devices and Apps for Business Travelers
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.
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.
This article provides additional insights and tips for business travelers using a Chinese visa.
Review of the lightweight, resilient Panasonic Toughbook S9 laptop computer
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.
Review of the Paper Shower, a combination of moist and dry towelettes for travel and recreation users.
Find out how well an inexpensive, universal screen protector works
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.
While it may be slightly larger or heavier than the power unit that came with your computer, its flexibility makes it a good option for business travelers.
Review of the Governor Prence Inn, Orleans, Massachusetts
Don't book a hotel for business travel without checking out these tips on finding hotels for business travel.
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.
Find Continental Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of Continental Airlines.
There are plenty of ereaders available now, so why should you pick the Kindle Fire? It's small, has a color touchscreen, and is an incredible deal. But does that make it the right choice for business travelers? Not for me...
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.
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.
This article provides a business travel review of the new Hyatt Times Square, New York City.
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.
Business travel is usually about business. But that doesn't mean you can make each business trip a little more fun. About.com's Guest Author and veteran business traveler Michell Haase explores ways to keep business trips fun.
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.
This glossary entry explains what short-haul flights are.
How to Use Phone Calling Cards to Save Money While Traveling
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.
Review of Barnes and Noble Nook eReader
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!
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling in the Philippines.
Airport transfers are when transportation between an airport and hotel have been set up in advance.
The BlueAnt Ribbon is a small, convenient device that allows you to stream audio from your Android or iPhone to the device's industry-standard 3.5mm jack, so you can plug in your headphones, earbuds, or connect to your car (or home) audio system. I was impressed with the device and it's capabilities, and recommend it to anyone looking for a more flexible audio solution.
This article provides a full business travel review of the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel at Grand Central.
There's no shortage of hotels in New York City, but if you're looking for a hotel that can handle large meetings or need a hotel with plenty of rooms or just want a hotel that's in the heart of Mid-town, the Sheraton New York Hotel is perfect. This article provides a full review of the Sheraton New York Hotel, New York City.
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.
Where to Start When You're Traveling With Your Cell phone
What to do if You Get Sick While Traveling
This article provides business travelers with tips on how to avoid cultural mistakes while traveling in India.
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.
Find Southwest Airlines flight, reservations, baggage and rewards information in this profile of the U.S.'s busiest domestic carrier, Southwest Airlines.
Tips for Buying Medicine Overseas
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.
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.