Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Business travel growth sluggish

Business travel growth sluggish, report says (blog)
Those are the major findings of a report released on Tuesday by the Global Business TravelAssociation (GBTA)—a trade group for corporate travel managers and suppliers—which projected business travel spending in the U.S. through the end of the year ...

Travel Travails (Not) of a Sleep Doctor
Huffington Post
Business people and vacationers alike know well the bipolar nature of travel across time zones. You hope to get much accomplished, see the world, have an adventure or just relax, but struggle to cope with your body adjusting to a different time zone ...

What do flight attendants think of you?
Walk a few steps in a flight attendant's shoes and appreciate the frustrations of the travel process from another perspective. (Photo: Hemera Technologies, Getty Images). 10:40AM EST October 9. 2012 - I've been flying a lot lately, and since I'm an ...

US cultural trips to Cuba back on again as contested 'people to people ...
Fox News
MIAMI – Travel companies say they are getting permits once again to take Americans on cultural trips to Cuba after the U.S. government tightened requirements over complaints that the tours were skirting a ban on outright tourism to the Communist island.

Japan economy shaky as island spat hits business
A person who answered at China International Travel Service in Beijing confirmed group tours to Japan had been called off. The Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported that more than a hundred thousand Chinese cancelled Japan trips, and the ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wants Tourism Division To Love Upstate NY
New York Daily News (blog)
The goal is to capture tourism dollars now going to nearby destinations like Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, downtown Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. “The governor has made it clear that he's not happy with the tourism effort to date,” an ...

Get a Powerlink travel router for $19.99
Do you travel a lot? If so, you've probably encountered hotels that have weak or non-existent Wi-Fi, or that charge extra for it while offering Ethernet-based connectivity for free. A good travel router can save the day, turning that laptop-only ...

Travel insurance
Shelbyville Times-Gazette (blog)
In a postscript to her basic advice, Abby advises the man to make sure and get travel insurance in advance of the trip. That's excellent advice. I've had some form of travel insurance for all of my foreign mission trips, as required by the group with ...

Feds Granting More Travel Companies Cuba Permits « CBS Miami
By cbs4maclauchlan
The delays were the result of the government tightening requirements after it received some complaints that the tours were skirting a ban on outright tourism to the Communist island. The travelindustry said at least 20 new permits have been ...
CBS Miami

My 6 Biggest Complaints About Business Travel -
Does it really have to be so hard to find an electrical outlet?
You're the Boss

Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism | The Salt Lake Tribune
Tourism generated about $566 million for more than 23,000 U.S. farms in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's most recent agriculture census — a survey conducted every five years. But just like farming itself, agritourism can ...
All - The Salt Lake Tribune

Fodor's Travel Tastemaker: AFAR's Jen Murphy | Travel News from ...
Our third Travel Tastemaker is AFAR's Jen Murphy—she's a genuine globe-hopper with a penchant for great food and fitness. We asked her about the trips she's most excited about, what she always travels with, and her most memorable ...
Fodor's Travel News

No Smooth Sailing on Brazilian Border
ERR News
Although Estonian citizens have been permitted visa-free travel to Brazil since October 1, some have had difficulties entering the country this month, prompting the Foreign Ministry to suggest that travelers print out and bring the visa agreement along ...

Best seafood restaurants in the U.S. - Yahoo! Travel
Travel: From coast to coast, these fish shacks and fancy restaurants make it their business to serve ... Underwater tourism: There's nowhere to go but down ...

Economic uncertainty hurts business travel - US News & World Report
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies are continuing to cut back on employee travel plans amid uncertainty surrounding the health of the economy.

Election-year travel so elegant, you'll swear a lobbyist paid for it - CNN
It's election time in the United States, and what better way to get into the spirit than by taking a politically inspired trip?

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