Last week, I participated in what is known as a “Radio Media Tour” or RMT for Best Western. This means that early one morning, Best Western set up a whopping 23 radio interviews with stations all across the country for me to discuss fall travel trends, the business travel season and the outlook for holiday…Details
Most American frequent travelers have at one time or another been “trained” on how to interact or behave when traveling in other countries. American business travelers are advised to be punctual in Germany, to accept invitations to karaoke in Japan or Korea, to refrain from over-tipping in Australia, to present business cards with two hands in Asia,…Details
A few months ago, frequent flyers were in their winter of discontent when a record number of flights were delayed or canceled due to winter storms.
Just because the weather is warming up does not mean that we are immune to the problem. Summer thunderstorms and the upcoming hurricane season can wreak similar havoc on business travel plans.Details
A long, cold winter in much of the U.S., combined with an improving economy and increasing consumer confidence mean that the upcoming summer travel season will be busy, crowded and more expensive than last summer. Here’s some evidence of a strong season ahead: The number of advance bookings for summer stays at Best Western’s 2000+…Details
It happened again today. A frequent traveling friend called and said, “Chris, I feel like I’m missing out on something if I don’t get a new credit card. What’s the best one out there?”
And once again, I gave my pat answer: “Well, it depends.”
There is really no such thing as a “best” credit card for business travelers. But there is likely a best card for you.
Here are five questions you should ask yourself when considering packing a new card in your wallet:Details
Nearly everyone would agree that the economy has improved a lot since the dark days of 2008-2009. But the recovery has been spotty‒strong for some industries, while others continue to struggle.
One good sign for the economy is that business and leisure travelers are back on the roads and in the skies, and the travel industry has recovered 99 percent of the jobs lost back then, according to the US Travel Association.Details