There are many luxurious amenities a business traveler enjoys while sleeping on the road: fluffy beds, room service, decked-out fitness centers and concierges.
Move over, room upgrades. There's a new hotel perk in town, and it might be worth more to business travelers than a bigger bed.
Everybody likes the sound of a business trip away. But getting swept up in the idea of a few days in an exotic location can make it easy to overlook the toll that travel can take on your body, and by extension, your work performance. Thankfully, a little forethought is all that's required to streamline the process of getting from A to B, and ensure you reach your destination ready to do business.
Call me a frequent-flier program skeptic.
As the summer flying season begins, some analysts are getting bullish on airlines with healthy balance sheets like Continental Airlines. Jet fuel prices have declined by more than half from the same time last year -- when the company lost $585 million -- and some say the 51% drop in its stock this year is an overcorrection.
With Wi-Fi access at airports, hotels, and aboard airplanes, business travelers don't have to look very hard for a wireless Internet connection.
With the global economic downturn biting hard, corporations everywhere are looking around for costs to save, budgets to trim. It's thus little surprise that one area to suffer already has been business travel.
If you've got to be there for work anyway, why not live it up?
In April, CNN Business Traveller examines the impact of the global economic downturn on the travel industry's efforts to go green.
CNN's Richard Quest previews the environment special Business Traveller show.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports on how airline safety cards and demonstrations can save your life in an emergency.
Images of the mangled remains of crashed passenger planes are enough to strike fear into the hardiest of business travelers.
The Economist Intelligence Unit will publish a report -- The Austere Traveller -- in February that will show that business travelers' expectations are changing.
We're traveling down an uncertain road next year. Buckle up.
CNN's Richard Quest shows us how small donations on flights is helping women in Tanzania help their children to live HIV free.
Making donations to charity is becoming an integral part of business travel. Airlines are bringing in vast sums through onboard donation schemes that gather unwanted foreign currency from travelers. And frequent fliers are even handing over their precious air miles to charities.
A lot of business travelers come off as know-it-alls, moving effortlessly from their towncars to their first-class lounges to the front of the plane, where they're served mimosas, as they recline in their ergonomic leather seats.
Armed with a credit card, travel itinerary safely wedged between meeting notes, it's all too easy for business travelers to overlook the impact they -- and their firms' money -- can make on the countries they visit.
CNN's Richard Quest offers some essential tips on how to be an ethical traveler.
This month we examine the ethics of travel and charity. Business travelers cross continents and see cities more than most; their stays may be brief, but the business traveler still gets a sense of the core culture of the countries they visit.
Anita Fancon and her husband want to fly from Tucson, Arizona, to Bordeaux, France in business class. They have the miles they need, and they've already cashed them in. But do they have the seats? American Airlines says they do, except on the flight from Dallas to London. Is there anything Fancon can do to secure the seats she's already paid 180,000 miles for?
First it was Maxjet. Then, last month came news of Eos' departure from the all-business airline club due to bankruptcy.
Will Allen III, a management consultant from Raleigh, North Carolina, is a platinum member on a handful of airlines, but his loyalty is waning.
First it was the airlines, now it's the turn of hotels to take the budget concept into the mainstream. Demand is surging for cheaper hotel rooms, not just from thrifty tourists but also from business travelers in search of value. And budget brands are responding to the demand with ambitious expansion plans.
It has been a year of promising news for the globe-trotting business traveler. Yes, there have been all the woes of increased airport security, packed planes, heaving hotels and bursting business-class lounges, but some of the headlines have brought encouragement for a better future.
How do you make a good travel experience out of a business trip? There may be times when quick and efficient transfers and check-ins are what is most important from a excursion, but with the holiday season almost upon us, even the most hardened road warriors will be forgiven for thinking more about winding down for the year than business.
For years it seemed as though first-class air travel was dying a slow death. As perks such as flat beds migrated from the front of the plane backwards, few were willing to pay the 20 percent premium.
Two years overdue and billions of dollars over budget, this is the moment the aviation industry has been waiting for - the world's largest passenger aircraft's first commercial flight, from Singapore to Sydney.
The $90 Targus Corporate Traveler means serious business. The ballistic-nylon, briefcase-style case looks ready to survive the bumps and knocks of even the most aggressive travel schedule, which isn't to say that the bag is all utility with no style.
While holiday makers are embracing the slow travel movement, the business community is being left in their wake. But is it a contradiction to talk about go-slow business travel? It may not be feasible to take a slow boat to your next business meeting but there are other ways to embrace the movement, like eating in locally-owned restaurants, carbon offsetting and being a responsible traveler.
Squeezing regular workouts in between client meetings and business dinners can be a challenge, especially when you're operating out of a hotel in an unfamiliar city.
SINGAPORE AIRLINES' A380 AUCTION
SINGAPORE AIRLINES' A380 AUCTION
The negotiations are over. The treaty has been signed. The skies across the Atlantic are now open for free movement of flights between European and U.S. cities. Now the battle commences between airlines as they prepare for their new-found commercial freedom when the Open Skies agreement comes into action in March 2008.
It's no longer a niche market. Nearly half of business travelers are women, and the early lip service of an odd nail file in vanity bags and hotel doors with security peepholes, are no longer enough to give businesses an edge.
Dave Malone is a traveling man. He makes at least 40 trips a year for business, and has done so for some 30 years.
Whether driving over fallen trees on highways to uncover the devastating effects of a hurricane or getting on a flight at a moment's notice to keep up with a breaking story, Chris Davis, a veteran photojournalist, is not the average business traveler.
The cost of executive travel includes more than just the money paid out for an air ticket or a taxi ride; business trips also have an environmental price tag.
On a recent business trip to San Diego, California, Kurt Barrett took his family to Sea World.
We're looking into the future this month on CNN Business Traveller 21st Century.
I know this is kind of counterintuitive right now, but I think JetBlue is onto something.
This month on Business Traveller we're taking another look at some of the stories and issues you wanted to see again.
See the travel secrets gallery
Budget airlines have revolutionized the airline industry in the past five years, and now specialist all business class airlines are hoping to transform the high-end of air travel in the same way.
The foibles and vices of frequent flyers has been revealed by a survey carried out by website TripAdvisor.com.
Is looking inside a laptop the same as opening up a suitcase? In the eyes of U.S. federal law they are.
In November, CNN Business Traveller is all about connectivity -- connecting people and places with new technology and experiences.
To airline industry insiders, the hours spent idling in airport terminals because of delays or extended layovers are known as "dwell time." To millions of time-constrained business travelers, the e...
A federal judge blocked flight attendants from a strike at Northwest Airlines Friday afternoon, just hours before the union had said it would start to disrupt operations at the nation's No. 5 carrier.
To airline industry insiders, the hours spent idling in airport terminals because of delays or extended layovers are known as "dwell time." To millions of time-constrained business travelers, the experience is more commonly known as "hell."
This month's Business Traveller show comes during one of the most turbulent times in aviation history.
Business travelers who were forced to check in their laptops and other electronic devices while strict hand luggage rules were in place may be able to claim on their travel insurance for any damage caused.
In August, from the Farnborough Airshow in England, CNN Business Traveller takes a trip down memory lane with the best features from the past year.
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Some travelers complain they are difficult to redeem, but most road warriors will accumulate their fair share of air miles while traveling for work. Here's what some of you have to say about the issue.
Few would disagree that airports and queuing now go hand in hand, with passengers facing long lines for security checks even if they are flying in business class.
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Once considered one of the perks of the job, business travel is now seen as more of a nuisance by most road warriors, according to a new survey.
Gone are the days of the traveling salesman, according to an Australian study into the key reasons behind business travel.
No matter where you're headed this summer, getting there by plane will be far from a vacation. Thanks to cost-cutting efforts by struggling American carriers, the number of flights within the United States is down by some 5 percent this year.
Men travel for their work twice the weekly distance of women, but the imbalance looks set to change, according to a British study of business travelers.
British and American business travelers will soon have a new low-cost airline to choose from for flights between London and New York.
Pilots at Delta Air Lines voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against the nation's No. 2 airline, the union announced Tuesday, though no date was set for a walkout.
From crying babies to low-quality catering, flying is full of irritations, but these may all soon be eclipsed by the introduction of in-flight cell phones.
In a bygone era, high-class hotels could be austere affairs, relying on sniffy concierges, scary gothic architecture and wallet-worrying prices to prove their upper-crust credentials.
In a shake-up likely to have a major impact on business travelers, British Airways is to restructure its European operations to launch a direct challenge to low-cost carriers.
Concorde may have made its last take-off, but now there's a new luxury standard for trans-Atlantic flight.
What is on your 2006 wish list when it comes to business travel?
Ten years ago this month, low-cost carrier easyJet waved off its first commercial flight from Britain's Luton airport, sparking an air industry revolution that has had a major impact on the business travel sector.
A good travel agent was once a valuable friend to the business traveler, finding last minute plane seats, comfortable hotels and making the frantic calls needed when plans suddenly change.
Bob Goldberg flies more than 150,000 miles a year on business, but his flight from Chicago to Singapore this Friday has him more nervous than most. The reason -- the threat of bird flu.
DAVID SPURLOCK, THE FOUNDER OF EOS Airlines, is beaming as he scans the cabin of his pride-and-joy Boeing 757. "All babies are beautiful, right?" he says, opening his arms to show off Eos, his all-...
The high performance, hectic schedules and late nights demanded of jet-lagged business travelers are a recipe for poor sleep.
Forget the thousands of polls that turn out the obvious information on destinations, airlines and lounges. This month's CNN Business Traveller finds the top surveys that reveal the not so obvious.
Travel always provides a lot of experiences, but it can also produce a lot of carbon emissions as well.
A new airline will soon be plying the fiercely contested trans-Atlantic route, with a finely tuned product focused on the business traveler.
CNN spoke to Steve Park, a UK-based security consultant about the risks associated with business travel and what people can do to avoid the obvious scams, and the less expected ones that can affect executives on the road.
Business Traveller this month prepares you for those destinations that can be a little more troublesome.
Business Traveller is in Lyon, France -- the gastronomic capital of the country. It is an appropriate place for this month's show, which focuses on food.
The Internet has changed the way many business travelers book their flights, and now it looks set to change the culture within the cabin.
In a bid to retain and attract business travelers, many airlines are refining their services including beds, bars and business centers.
Safety overseas has always been an issue for business travelers, especially those touching down at unfamiliar and dangerous destinations. Now private firms are helping out.
Business travelers are spending less time away from home and the latest technology is allowing them to do it, according to a recent UK survey.
When it comes to annoying business travelers, a number of topics top the list, including those who stuff oversized pieces of luggage into overhead lockers and the long lines for airport security.
Business travelers could find themselves in a flyer's market as airlines rush to match Delta Air Lines reduced walk-up fares, but vacationers may find themselves no better off.
Time-poor corporate fliers fed up with the hassle of long lines at check-in desks and sluggish security checks are finding alternatives.
In recognition of its international services to the business travel industry, CNN has been given a special award for its monthly show "CNN Business Traveller."
Crowded airports, busy airline desks and long delays for security checks are all in a day's travel for the executive during the upcoming holiday season.
Roger Collis, author of "The survivor's guide to business travel", talks to CNN about how to make the most of your business travel budget, as well as helping you save time and money.
Within Barry Diller's online empire, InterActiveCorp, there's no business more vital than IAC Travel—which makes Erik Blachford his most important lieutenant. Overseeing Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwir...
Some business travelers have it easy and breezy at the airports this summer.
When it comes to claiming corporate travel expenses there is still a gap between the sexes.
When it comes to claiming corporate travel expenses there is still a gap between the sexes.
Late mealtimes, missed sports days and weekends away; business travel is a reality for many executives who have families, and often the cause of bristly relations.
The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will launch an experimental program this month to speed frequent travelers through airport security checkpoints.
Getting through a business trip can be a hassle for many executives.
Hoping to speed business travelers through airport screening more quickly, the Transportation Security Administration will launch a pilot version of its "registered traveler" program in late June. ...
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