Holiday travel season usually mimics the peak summer travel season, which this year was very busy, so travelers should expect the same for the upcoming holiday season. With Thanksgiving Travel plans already in motion, have you considered the winter holiday season yet? Here’s some good advice: When’s the best time to buy airline tickets for Christmas? Due…Details
Like any other industry, the travel industry has its own lingo, buzzwords and acronyms. It’s important for frequent travelers to know about these. And to further complicate things, the same term can mean something totally different within the travel industry (hotel lingo vs. airline lingo vs. convention lingo). Some frequent terms are below. Let’s see…Details
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