I have been very fortunate to host the Leisure Travel Summits for Best Western in both Toronto and New York the last two years and in mid May I was back in the big apple for the annual event.Read
The staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Tulsa Inn & Suites impresses me as a very cheerful, friendly group. Everyone I encounter, from housekeeping to front desk to the gardening crew out front, shoots me a big hello and a sincere smile. Is that the way people behave in Oklahoma, or just here at the BEST WESTERN?Read
Who Will Win at Dover?! The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is back at the Dover track this Sunday for another action-packed race. Will you be tuning in? Make your guess here then follow along to cheer on your driver! Leave your guess of who you think the winner of Sunday’s race will be in the…Read
I wake up fully rested this morning in my room at the BEST WESTERN PREMIUM Speedway Inn & Suites. There’s nothing like a touch of luxury to add to a pleasant night’s sleep. After a filling hot breakfast in the hotel’s modern lobby bar, I’m ready to load up the Road Glide and ride off.
My first stop today is not far away, but it is back over the river on the Missouri side of Kansas City — a slight bit of backtracking. I don’t mind. I’m headed for a tour of Harley-Davidson’s Vehicle and Powertrain Operations factory in Kansas City, Missouri.Read
For the 7th year in a row Best Western brought together a panel of industry executives to discuss the state of leisure of travel in Canada. Once again I had the pleasure of moderating the discussion that was held at the Board of Trade in downtown Toronto. My task was made much easier with the strength of the panel. Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Best Western participated in her seventh summit along with Tony Pollard, the President of the Hotel Association of Canada who was here for his fifth. Joining Dorothy and Tony as a panel rookie was Brenda Kyllo, Vice President of Travel at CAA.Read
I wake up at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Landing View Inn & Suites still thinking about meeting Jim Stafford last night, and seeing his show. I never would have believed that riding a Harley-Davidson would lead me here, but that’s part of the magic of motorcycling. You never know what might be around the next bend.
I pick up a bunch of brochures in the lobby of the hotel before loading up my plate with hot eggs, sausage and toast. While I drink my coffee, I plot a route through Branson that will take me past some more of the theaters and attractions.Read
I’m already in Hot Springs, after a long ride yesterday from Dallas. After a good night’s rest at the BEST WESTERN Winners Circle Inn, I stroll across to the hotel’s breakfast room for a good hot breakfast. As I shovel in some eggs, sausage and toast, I study my maps and try to plan my day. It’s going to be another hot one, but that’s okay. I don’t have a very long ride today, and I’m getting an early start.Read
Advancements in travel gadgets over the past ten years have made business travel a lot less stressful and no gadgets have had a bigger impact than smart phones and tablets. Armed with the right apps these devices can provide their owners with tools that once would have taken an entire suitcase to fill. Here are few great travel apps that will help you get the most out of your smart phone or tablet:Read
In honor of Small Business Week, we are launching a contest via Pinterest where one person will win a $500 Best Western Travel Card when you share with us the small things that you enjoy while out on the road traveling for business! Many people have to travel for work, but everyone seems to have…Read
Back to the Track! With all the excitement and drama from the All-Star race over, the Sprint Cup Series heads back to the track in Charlotte. Leave your guess of who you think the winner of Sunday’s race will be in the comments below before the start of the race. We will select one random…Read