Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here: http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/eblRCfbwoceUxCrdeBsm

December 4, 2012
CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEFFacebookTwitter
 
Share|Sign up|Archive|Advertise
Takeoff 
  • Costs of business travel declined on average in Q3, group says
    Travel Leaders Corporate reports that most expenses associated with business travel either decreased or were flat in the third quarter compared with the same period last year. Average domestic hotel rates remained unchanged year-over-year at $140, while prices at international hotels show a continued decline, the group says. TravelPulse (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • American, Delta primp business class to compete with private jets
    To retain business fliers, American Airlines will offer full-flat first- and business-class seats for transcontinental flights on its new Airbus 321 jet. Starting in March, Delta Air Lines will provide full-flat seats in its BusinessElite cabin on flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. "[W]e've seen a number of first-class passengers move to private jets and private jet services, which has meant that the business-class sector ... is beginning to expand into the first-class area," said James Park, whose firm is working with American on the upgrades. APEX Editor's Blog (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Want to Be a Better Salesperson? Build Relationships
Today's knowledge-hungry consumers often know as much about a product as the people trying to sell it. So what's your sales edge? Learning to build stronger relationships with your clients. Read the featured article.

The Smarter Traveler 
  • The KnowDelay website helps fliers avoid weather-related travel delays
    As business travelers enter the most delay-prone time of the year, they can fight back with the KnowDelay website that has proven 90% effective in predicting which airports are at risk of weather-related problems. "KnowDelay is a great idea that could prove valuable to business travelers whose companies will pay for last-minute flight changes," Dennis Schaal writes. USA Today (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Refuel and Refresh 
Travel Pulse 
  • Would you consider leaving the airlines for private-jet service?
Yes
No
If only my company would pay for it!

SmartQuote 
Don't look where you fell, but where you slipped."
--Liberian proverb
LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

   Business Travel ResourcesSmartBrief for The Business Traveler Partners
 


SmartBrief delivers need-to-know news in over 100 targeted email newsletters to over 3 million readers. All our industry briefings are FREE and open to everyone—sign up today!
Accounting
Advertising
Automotive
Aviation & Aerospace
Biotechnology
Business
Chemicals
Construction & Real Estate
Consumer Packaged Goods
Distribution
Education
Energy
Finance
Food Service
Health Care
Insurance
Legal
Manufacturing
Media & Entertainment
Nonprofit
Retail
Technology
Telecommunications
Travel & Hospitality
 

Subscriber Tools
SIGNUP SEND FEEDBACK E-MAIL THIS BRIEF
Today's Brief - Permalink | Print friendly format | Web version | Privacy policy

Advertise
Account Director:  Candace Donlin (202) 407-7861
 
SmartBrief Community:
 
 
Recent SmartBrief for The Business Traveler Issues:   Lead Editor:  Liz DeHoff
Contributing Editor:  John McGran
   
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
 
 
© 1999-2012 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information