PROFESSIONAL/ Traveling for Business

Business travel is on the up despite the economic crisis. Learn about the latest trends in the industry as well as some smart trips for business road warriors.


USA: Business Travel Beats 2011 Expectations

Nils Kraus

Business travel finishes 2011 with stronger growth than expected and the industry will see steady expansion in 2012 that is greater than anticipated GDP growth, according to the latest Business Travel Quarterly Outlook – United States from GBTA, sponsored by Visa. Despite the uncertainties in the global economy, the business travel environment will remain healthy. 2011 closes with what turned out to be a stronger year than expected for business travel. Person-Trip volume is up 3.1% in 2...

Qatar Named World’s Leading Business Travel Destination

Laura Maudlin

The most important decision-makers in global travel and tourism attended the World Travel Awards, which was held in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), at Katara Cultural Village to recognize leaders in the world’s hospitality and travel industry. It was an evening of celebration for Qatar, with Doha being voted “World’s Leading Business Travel Destination”, Qatar Airways named “World’s Leading Airline – Business Class”, and Regency Travel & Tours winning “World’s Leading Travel...

Traveling: Great Business Travel Tips

Daniel A. Tanner

For most of us in the business world, business travel is a necessary evil. So, to help you get the most out of your traveling endeavors, I have asked the contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to share their best business-related travel tips. Their answers are presented below in no particular order. 1. Stay Packed... I do a lot of back-to-back business travel. To save time, I keep my suitcase partially packed – with a full toiletries kit, basic jewelry, make...

Mobile Warriors Top Tech Wishlist

Gregory Dolgos

Mobility is one of the key trends for the year, and with more employees hitting the road for work, technology will play an increasingly key role in boosting their productivity and efficiency as well as making the traveling process more convenient. According to a recent IDC study, Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, will see the strongest growth in the number of mobile workers across all regions, with figures ballooning from 601.7 million in 2010 to 838.7 million five years on. Globally, the number...