Category Archives: Business Travel

weather fight delays

Don’t you hate waiting in line forever at the airport to get to the ticket counter, getting pulled aside for the ol’ frisk and pat by security and, in general,  investing hours of your time before you even board the plane? The good news is you can essentially bypass all of that when you fly by chartered jet (not to mention how much more comfortable you’ll be in-flight).

Still, occasionally even chartered jets faced unexpected delays due to inclement weather. On the plus side, you won’t have to spend the night on the airport floor waiting for it to clear — or deal with the utter insanity of trying to get to your destination if one of your flights gets cancelled.

In fact, if the weather isn’t too severe, you may well be able to wait it out from the comfort of the jet you’ve chartered. Even if your flight has to be pushed back a day, you still won’t have to camp out on the cold, hard floor waiting for status updates. Since chartering a jet means you just meet it out on the runway, you’ll either be in the comfort of your own home or a cushy hotel waiting for the call to board.

Until then, though, here are a few ways to make the most of time during weather delays.

Get a jump on work

Pull out our laptop and start organizing and responding to emails. If you have a business dinner planned or an impending presentation …

foodie apps everyone needs

There are many pros to being a jetsetter whose work requires frequent travel, the most prized of which any good foodie knows is the opportunity to expand your palate. Still, even the most seasoned traveler can feel overwhelmed in an exciting new locale when faced with the myriad dining options available. Where do you go? What do you eat? Thankfully, there’s an app for that.

Or, to be more precise, there are many. If you’re a foodie who finds yourself exploring unfamiliar cities on the regular, the following apps will help you make the most of the local food culture – wherever you happen to be.

My Shout

Running late to meet associates for a business dinner? Buy yourself a little extra time by sending them a few rounds to imbibe while they’re waiting for your arrival. Or, if you’re the one waiting for a colleague to arrive, log in and redeem the drinks you’re owed for spotting the last excursion.

Download free for iPhone or Android

Open Table

Whether you’re entertaining clients or simply want to enjoy a dinner outside of the confines of your hotel during your next business trip, OpenTable will help you find, explore and reserve reservations at the restaurant of your liking. Bonus? The more you use it, the more reward points you earn toward your next meal.

Download free for iPhone or Android

NoWait

You’re headed to a new locale, and you asked friends and colleagues who’ve been to the city for restaurant recommendations. …

packingtricks

Whether you’re headed to Dallas for one night or Beijing for a week, what you bring with you can make or break a business trip. And since packing is a chore no one necessarily wants to spend their spare time doing, it’s easy to wait until the last minute to toss things into your suitcase.

But if you want to make your pre-travel routine more efficient while at the same time ensuring you have everything you need ready to go for business once you get to your destination, you’re going to want to check out some of these stellar packing hacks.

Adopt the Layer Cake Method

We’ve all heard of the roll-up squeeze method of packing by now, right? It’s when you coil your clothes for maximum space. However, it’s definitely not the way to go if you’re traveling for work, says Travel + Leisure’s fashion director, Mimi Lombardo. “Going on a business trip? This routine is a game-changer. Fold your clothes as you would at home, then place them between sheets of dry-cleaner plastic (or tissue), which helps keep wrinkles away. Also, consider leaving them on their hangers so you can just pop them into the hotel closet upon arrival,” Lombardo shared in T+L.

Think Outside the Box

Or, rather, inside the shoe. Yes, we are suggesting that you stick stuff in your shoes. Don’t knock it until you try it! Shoes are one of the bulkiest items you’ll have to pack in your bag but – silver lining …

best apps for business travel

Business travelers are a unique breed. Strangers in strange worlds, you must constantly adapt to new cultures and environments. After all, you’ve got a job to do.

Thankfully, though, innovations in technology recognize the growing need for apps that make business travel easier and more efficient – meaning you may actually have time to squeeze a little more pleasure into your next business trip.

So if you’re a jetsetter, you’re going to want to check out these 20 apps that’ll expedite your excursions and make work feel more like play.

Time Out

Looking for the best place to grab a quick bite? Discover and explore over 30 destinations with this guide-centric app that does everything from help you find places to visit to give local cinema times. While Time Out doesn’t cover a ton of locales, it does hit the big hubs like New York, Paris, London, and Sydney, along with 26 other cities.

TripIt

You know what’s annoying? When you need recall pertinent details about your upcoming travels, and you have to sift through your phone, laptop, and a slew of other devices and folders to find all the information you need. Not anymore, though! TripIt stores your entire travel itinerary – flight schedules, meeting agendas, conference information – in one safe, secure location that you can access anytime, from any device. You can even forward all of your confirmation emails straight to your TripIt account, which will sort and store them accordingly.

Evernote

There’s a reason Evernote pops …

business-aviation-travel

The saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This is certainly the case when it comes to business travel. Just because the main purpose of the trip is business that doesn’t mean that you cannot devote some times to having fun. Here are a few quick tips to help make your next next work trip a blast.

Learn all about the destination

Doing your homework about your destination ahead of time can really go a long way when you are trying to fit in some pleasure time. Get on websites like Tripadvisor or Yelp to check out some of the most highly rated destinations, restaurants, and attractions that are around your destination. (Pro tip: check out the location of the reviewers and follow whatever the locals say above what other tourists say. They know what they are talking about.)

Plan out your stay

Once you have picked out all the places that you cannot miss out on schedule them around your work schedule so you can get the best of both worlds. You should do this ahead of time so you can be strategic about your trip. Pick a hotel that is close to as many of the sights that you want to see as possible. This will cut down your travel time and leave more time for all the things on your list. You should also prioritize the things that you want to do so you get all your “must see” things accomplished first …

Business Travel

Your health might be the last thing on your mind while you are traveling for business. Who has time during the fast paced environment of business travel. It is important, however, to take care of yourself amidst all the hussle to avoid derailing your productivity with health issues. Here are five ways that you can better take care of yourself while traveling for work:

Avoid Your Stressors

By now you are probably aware of the things you are going to encounter during your business trip that will really set you off. It might be the risk of having your luggage lost or the prospect of having to fight through a crowded airport. If at all possible, you need to try and plan for these things ahead of time. If your trip is going to be a short one try to pack all of your belongings in a carry on bag and try to schedule a flight during hours with less traffic. Identify your stressors ahead of time and figure out what you need to do to avoid them. This will go a long way in making your trip more enjoyable.

Get Some Sleep

It is a common misconception that while you are on a business trip you will be working constantly. Obviously this is the purpose of the trip, but you need to make sure that you are leaving plenty of time to get enough sleep in. A lack of sleep affects everything from memory to immune systems, and your …