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    World's 5 Best Business Travel Tips

    World's 5 Best Business Travel Tips
    Whether traveling for business is an everyday occurrence, an occasional hindrance, or a lifelong dream, all business travelers can agree that if your job calls for travel, then being an efficient traveler is a must. We’ve got the five tips that will make your time en-route more productive and less stressful. #1 Know Which Airlines Offer Premium Economy Why? Because if ...
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
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    Best Airlines for Business Travel

    Best Airlines for Business Travel
    The recession turned practically every carrier into a low fare airline; fancy flying was one of the first items chopped from businesses budgets. But the economy is finally turning around. And in an effort to bounce back from billion dollar losses, airlines are offering all kinds of extras to woo corporate fliers. So which perks would persuade you to pick one ...
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    Ever Been Stranded at an Airport?

    Ever Been Stranded at an Airport?
    Being stranded at an airport just stinks … canceled flight, no connections and you can find yourself stranded pretty quick. I’ve experienced this personally a couple of times but usually, I deal with such occurrences when my boss calls as they’re trying to get back home and are stuck in some far off airport due to a canceled or delayed flight. ...
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    Mexico Lifts Ban on In-flight Cell Phone Use

    Mexico Lifts Ban on In-flight Cell Phone Use
    The U.S. still prohibits the use of mobile phones during flights, but Mexico and other nations are re-thinking similar rules. Citing the use of new technology, using mobile phones and other electronics immediately after take off and prior to landing no longer interferes with the cockpit's navigation system.  The Mexican Communications and Transportation Department decided to lift the eight-year-old ban after ...
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    Another Traveler's Phone Bill Nightmare Gives Everyone a Lesson

    Another Traveler's Phone Bill Nightmare Gives Everyone a Lesson
    P. Morgan Brown learned the hard way how crafty wireless providers can be. On a quick trip to Indonesia, his wife took her Verizon Wireless cell phone and when she came home, a nice big surprise was waiting for her. The first bill, with charges at $2.50 per text message and $1.75 per one-minute phone calls, came out to around $8,000. "We ...
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    Hotel Rates to Stay Low Until 2012

    Hotel Rates to Stay Low Until 2012
    Exactly how good are the hotel discounts these day? Really good. In fact, a Bloomberg report says that hotels are cutting rates so deeply to encourage customers to walk through their doors that it may take four years to raise them back to 2008 levels. "We don’t see national average room rates getting back to 2008 levels until sometime in 2012 ...
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    Treat Your Boss' Expenses as Your Own

    Treat Your Boss' Expenses as Your Own
    With the economy turned upside down, everyone these days is focusing on expenses. And companies are tightening their belts and cracking the whip where they may not have done previously. My company just instituted its first expense policy guidelines. Up until now, they had always expected that employees would be price-conscientious while dining out or choosing a hotel. Unfortunately, people took ...
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    American to Add Wi-Fi Service to Domestic Flights

    American to Add Wi-Fi Service to Domestic Flights
    Being online while being airborne is fast becoming reality for U.S travelers. American Airlines (AMR) is announcing on Tuesday that it's joining rival Delta Air Lines (DAL) in making Wi-Fi Internet connections available to most domestic passengers. American, No. 2 in the world in passenger traffic after Delta acquired Northwest Airlines last year, says it will equip more than 300 planes ...
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    Slideshow: Travel with Deep Discounts

    *Montego Bay, Jamaica* *LOW AIR:* One-way fares from New York to Montego Bay on Air Jamaica start at $119. *ONCE THERE:* The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is an especially good bet for families, with a ton of kid-friendly supervised activities as part of its KidSpree Vacation Club program. Rates April 3-15 for standard rooms start at $125 per ...
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    Take Off with Deep Travel Discounts

    Take Off with Deep Travel Discounts
    At least some good news is coming from the dismal economy: It hasn't been this cheap to fly in years. With fewer people getting on planes, carriers have been forced to drastically reduce fares to attract customers and keep up with the competition. *The cost of many flights is down 30% to 50% from a year ago at this time.* Last ...
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    How to Overcome Jet Lag

    How to Overcome Jet Lag
    Crossing several time zones makes travelers an easy prey for the brain-fogging, energy-zapping disorder known as jet lag. And while nearly everyone’s got advice for how to beat it - ranging from inflight sleeping pills to keeping your watch on the old time - the best remedy is to start resetting your internal clock several days before you leave home. “Get ...
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    Tips for Traveling With Your Boss

    Tips for Traveling With Your Boss
    Traveling with your boss? Even if you’re headed somewhere warm and exotic, don’t think of it as a vacation. “Even though you’re not in your actual office, you are still at work,” says Anna Post, who teaches business etiquette seminars at the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vermont. “Everything that applies in the office applies on the road.” That means showing ...
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    Top 10 Tips for Business Travel Abroad

    Top 10 Tips for Business Travel Abroad
    Traveling abroad for business can be exciting, but you should leave yourself plenty of time to prepare before your departure. We’ve compiled a list of things to do before you leave: h4. *1. Renew your passport:* Make sure that you have a valid passport at least three months before you depart. It’s easy to apply for one at your local post ...
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    Canceled Package Deals Can Carry Stiff Penalties

    Canceled Package Deals Can Carry Stiff Penalties
    Question: Several months ago, my son booked a five-night trip to Las Vegas on Travelocity. The trip cost $1,656 for the hotel and airfare, and he paid for it using a Chase Visa debit card. He later decided to cancel the trip due to pending surgery. He called Travelocity and was told he could get about $900 back on the hotel ...
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    9 Ways to Save on Rental Cars

    9 Ways to Save on Rental Cars
    We focus so much on hotel and airfare costs that it's easy to overlook other areas where prices have climbed steadily--and sometimes insidiously. Dining is one (we've all eaten the mediocre $35 room-service breakfast). Renting a car is another. Even with gas prices back at tolerable levels--for now, anyway--car rental costs are about as high as they've ever been. But you'd ...
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    When - and When Not - to Use Your Frequent Flier Miles

    When - and When Not - to Use Your Frequent Flier Miles
    If you've been following the Joy of Miles series thus far, you might expect my overarching advice to be that frequent flier miles should be earned for everything possible. And these days, they can indeed be earned for just about anything. In fact, though, part of being an educated consumer is knowing when not to earn miles. Before rushing headlong to ...
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    10 Ways to Save on Business Travel

    10 Ways to Save on Business Travel
    As a business traveler for 25 years, mostly as a sole proprietor, I'm acutely aware of how much corporate travel costs and how those costs can be a nightmare to contain. Business trips are rarely planned with the kind of notice you need to snag the deep discounts. Trips also change mid-itinerary, tacking penalties and fees onto already steep prices. Taxes ...
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    Strategies for Booking Hotels on a Budget

    Strategies for Booking Hotels on a Budget
    NEW YORK — When the economy was booming, many hotel companies began building new properties. Some of those are opening now, resulting in a 2.5% increase in hotel room supply this year, just as demand is dropping by around 1% or more, according to Jan Freitag of Smith Travel Research. "We're going to see a substantial decline in occupancy this year," ...
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    Follow This Checklist to Make the Most of Your Mileage Program

    Follow This Checklist to Make the Most of Your Mileage Program
    One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from a senior airline executive. As my former boss and mentor was fond of saying: Plan the work; and work the plan. I have been planning the work and working the plan ever since. And I've found the approach to be as relevant to personal endeavors, like accruing frequent flier ...
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