It’s probably been a few months since you’ve been for a ride, so you have to expect to be a little rusty at first. Don’t just throw leg over and head out on that big trip — spend some time to make sure that you’re back up to speed first.Read
We are used to hearing about the declining value of frequent flyer miles, and the increasing difficulty we have redeeming them. That’s old news.
But now we are starting to see hotel programs make similar moves.Read
March Madness is in full swing and the lucky teams that are still left in the hunt have all eyes toward Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will host the NCAA Final Four tourney and fans of college basketball far and wide will be flocking to the “Peach State”.
Of course, there’s plenty to do and see if you happen to visit Atlanta, Georgia during the tournament or even after the final whistle blows. Take a look at what Atlanta has to offer!Read
Under normal circumstances getting issued a citation is nothing to smile about but not anymore. Best Western has launched a clever new campaign on Facebook that allows you to issue a vacation citation.
I am sure you know someone who needs sometime away, perhaps your boss, your best friend or even yourself. The program, which is connected to Best Western Rewards, allows you to select from a list of your Facebook friends and you can customize the reason you are issuing them the citation, an official declaration that you are encouraging them to getaway!Read
Monday, March 11th marked the 7th annual Business Travel Summit in Toronto, held once again at the Board of Trade. The annual event that is coordinated by Best Western has become a barometer for corporate in travel in Canada. I was honoured to once again be the moderator for another engaging discussion from a very impressive panel.
This year’s panel included Summit veteran’s Dorothy Dowling, Best Western’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing as well as Tanya Racz, President of the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) for Canada. The panel also included two rookie’s Brian Robertson, COO of Vision 2000 Travel and Michael Koetting, Executive Vice President of Supplier Management for Concur and Trip It.Read
The Best Western Indie Films series visits Linda Thurrott and her Bainbridge Island hotel, located in Washington state. Caring truly comes from the heart and Linda and her staff make sure every guest experiences that level of caring and hospitality. See the story of Linda and her team as they go above and beyond in…Read
Motorcycling hit a significant milestone last month. The American Motorcyclist Association’s Board of Directors elected Maggie McNally as its first female chair. The AMA has been in existence for 89 years, representing the wide range of motorcycling. McNally, an AMA Board Member since 2009, is from Albany, New York. According to her bio on the AMA website, McNally is “an avid motorcyclist and is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach. In addition to her motorcycling activities, McNally is active in Albany’s Irish-American community, as an Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival board member, Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee member and an assistant instructor at the Farrell School of Irish Dance.”Read
Our main goal for spring break is to get some sun. Our family hasn’t been anywhere warm and balmy in over a year, and most of our summer was spent freezing in foggy, cold San Francisco. Our skin seems to be turning the color of Elmer’s Glue and we desperately need to soak up some rays!
But with me being five months pregnant and our budget being incredibly tight, far-flung tropical destinations like Tahiti, Barbados, and even Hawaii, are out of the question.Read
There are a lot of good reasons why Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world. Not only is it home to the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and Vatican City, but it’s also offers some of the world’s most celebrated works of art. The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and countless museums showcase paintings and sculptures by history’s most famous creative figures such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.Read