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What’s the Difference Between a Non-Stop, Direct and Connecting Flight?

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Monday, August 7, 2017   Written by:

You’ve heard the terms non-stop, direct and connecting before. But, do you really know what they mean? Read on to discover the difference between the three most common types of flights. Non-stop flights As the name suggests, a non-stop flight is one that travels from one point to another without stopping at all. A non-stop […]

Using Technology to Keep in Touch on the Road

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Monday, July 31, 2017   Written by:

When you travel often, especially for work, staying in touch with friends and family can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily, we live in a technologically advanced day and age, with the world at our fingertips, quite literally. Use technology to your advantage in order to maintain and grow relationships even while you’re on […]

Business Travel and Owning a Dog: Can You do Both?

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Monday, July 17, 2017   Written by:

Getting a pet is one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life. Pets, specifically dogs, require time and attention that can be hard to give them if your career requires frequent travel. The good news is that you can absolutely make it work, given you’re able to make the right arrangements for […]

Tired of Overbooking? Fly United!

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Friday, July 14, 2017   Written by:

United Airlines is rolling out a new pilot “Flex-Schedule” program which will offer $250 travel vouchers to passengers who agree, up to five days in advance of their scheduled flight, to reschedule to a different flight. Those who volunteer will be re-booked, using the same seat preferences and airports, on a flight of their choice […]

Seal the Deal: Tips for Closing before you Head Home

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Monday, July 3, 2017   Written by:

One of the greatest benefits of business travel is that meeting in person often makes it easier to close deals. But, when you’ve traveled to meet with a potential customer or client for the sole purpose of making the sale, it’s hard not to feel as if the pressure is on. Check out these tips […]

6 Ways to Keep Busy on a Long Flight

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Monday, June 19, 2017   Written by:

Whether you’re traveling across the country or internationally, long flights can be a bit of a drag. Keep busy and beat boredom on your next long flight with these ideas from Professional Travel! Listen to podcasts If you’re looking for something other than music to listen to, podcasts are extremely popular right now. Whether you’re […]

Ways to Spend Your Downtime on Your Next International Business Trip

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Monday, June 5, 2017   Written by:

International business travel doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Instead of checking emails or making calls during your downtime, consider some of these ideas to help you relax, unwind and enjoy your destination! See the sights Depending on where you’re traveling, you may never have the opportunity to go back. Take some […]

Passport Safety: Protecting your RFID Passport (and Credit Cards) from Scammers

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Monday, May 22, 2017   Written by:

Passports and credit cards now use something called RFID technology, making it faster and easier to swipe and go. However, this technology comes with its fair share of risks as RFID chips are prone to wireless identity theft. Although there have been a number of measures taken in an attempt to reduce these types of […]

Traveling to the Same Place Week After Week? Tips for Making Your Road Warrior Lifestyle Feel Comfortable

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Monday, May 8, 2017   Written by:

Whether you’re in consulting, accounting or another profession that requires you to travel each week to the same location for a project or to visit a client site, you know it can get a little (or a lot) . . . repetitive. Read on for some of our tips to make your on-the-go, road warrior […]

What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? Why You Should Never Throw One Away!

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Monday, April 24, 2017   Written by:

Once you use a boarding pass to board the plane, no need to worry about your boarding pass, right? Some leave it in the seat pocket in front of them on the plane, others stuff it into their carry-on bag and some throw it out as soon as they get into the terminal. Before tossing […]