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January 29, 2013
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  • Business travelers are saving by booking in advance, report says
    Business travelers are shying away from last-minute booking and saving more by booking flights in advance, Travel Leaders Corporate says. "We've been able to demonstrate to our clients that they can save significantly on travel expenses by booking their airfare in advance. In fact, since 2010, we have seen a 10% increase in travelers booking 14 or more days prior to their trip. During the same time period, the number of transactions where clients booked less than six days in advance went down 8%," said Travel Leaders President David Holyoke. TravelPulse (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Smarter Traveler 
  • Google's Flu Trends monitors activity in 30 countries
    It's been an especially harsh flu season; however, there is no need to cancel a business trip without first knowing the facts about the spread of the bug in your destination nation. Simply click into Google's Flu Trends site for a snapshot view of flu activity in 30 or more most-visited countries. Business Insider (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 15 travel gadgets to make business trips more productive
    You can take the challenge out of your next challenging business trip by stocking up with these nifty gadgets. "Whether we’re posting news on the fly, uploading ... hands-on videos in the middle of a convention or chatting with our toddlers via Skype, there's nothing more important than staying connected," Avram Piltch writes. You'll stay connected, charged and armed for business with this arsenal of high-tech products. LaptopMag.com (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Refuel and Refresh 
  • Airline lounges pack in the amenities
    Today's airport lounges offer everything from complimentary food, drinks and Wi-Fi to showers, workstations and spa treatments. Travelers can enjoy the cigar room at Etihad Airways' Diamond First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi, or zonk out in a private sleeping room in Lufthansa's First Class Terminal at Frankfurt International Airport. FoxNews.com (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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SmartQuote 
We have more ability than willpower, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible."
--François de la Rochefoucauld,
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