• The travel habits of highly-successful CEOs

    In the era of the humble brag, it’s harder than ever to know how your boss travels. Assuming he or she is the type that likes to share, you might see a suggestion of a private jet or a swanky beach resort on Instagram - or hear one unassuming story about the sea turtles that swam under the ...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2017 3 Comments

  • What flight attendants can teach you about presenting your pitch

    Don't diss the safety briefing or dismiss the cabin crew's inflight service – there's a lot you can learn from them about how to present yourself to your clients. You’ve boarded your flight and eagerly awaiting take-off, but first there's that safety video to watch &nd...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2015 12 Comments

  • Five ways to rehearse your next sales presentation on a plane

    You’ve got a huge presentation to deliver an hour after you land. Your client, leadership team, regional executives or fellow industry experts expect you to be good, but you had no time to fully prepare the whole presentation because it was chaos back at the office and there are still 292 ...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2015 9 Comments

  • In-flight reading: iPad, Kindle, magazines or a good book?

    So you're off on (another) business trip. You've settled into your seat on the plane, with many hours stretching ahead of you. You reach into your carry-on bag and pull out – what? An iPad? A Kindle? The latest issue of your favourite magazine, or a book? It certainly seems that books, at...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2014 9 Comments

  • Brisbane: the world's most most expensive city for business travel?

    Brisbane is the most expensive city in the world for business travellers, with Sydney and Perth also in the top five. The Aussie trio outstrip London, New York, Paris and Zurich, according to a worldwide report by corporate travel and expense management firm Concur. With Brisbane...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2013 12 Comments

  • Dealing with "Delhi Belly": avoiding stomach problems on the road

    Many business travellers fall foul of an upset stomach -- or worse, the dreaded, hard to pin down gastro bug -- when overseas, travelling in unfamiliar places with different hygiene standards. We certainly have in our time, despite our best efforts to avoid "Pharoah's Revenge" or "Delhi Belly". ...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2013 10 Comments

  • The perfect trip is at your fingertips

    In an increasingly globalised business world, business travel is the fortifying force that strengthens relationships across borders. Business travel gives employees the crucial face time necessary to build better business relationships and extend the company’s reach into new markets. But ...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2012 1 Comment

  • Managing delays and expenses makes business travel more effective

    While a number of business travellers enjoy business travel and the opportunities it provides, all the time spent traveling for business can add up to frustration, lack of productivity and, for some, a lack of job satisfaction. Standing in queues, weathering endless security checks, dealing...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2012 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia plans big things for business travel in 2013

    Virgin Australia plans big things for business travellers in the coming year, with airline CEO John Borghetti using this week's annual general meeting to pull together several smaller pieces of the larger picture. It's a picture which looks good from Borghetti's perspective, too: the reinvigorat...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2012 8 Comments

  • Sydney Harbour to get floating heliport

    Sydney Harbour is set to get a floating heliport next month, with flights to and from Sydney Airport joining the mandatory sight-seeing excursions. The city's first heliport since a Darling Harbour service helipad in the late 1980s will be able to whisk business travellers from the Har...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2012 2 Comments

  • Five tips of the business travel pros

    It's never to late to pick up some new tricks to streamline your business travel. Here are five of our favourites. Ditch hotel Internet for 3G mobile broadband Most Australian hotels charge upwards of $20 per day for in-room Internet access. Stay for just three nights per month and you may as w...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2012 3 Comments

  • Boost your business

    It's always a good time to find new clients, suppliers and partners. That's why travel remains a great way to help your business  really take off – provided you’re willing to leave the office and do likewise. Here are six 'pro tips' for first-time business travellers. Plan...

    POSTED 22 Oct, 2012 2 Comments

  • How to be an awesome parent when travelling with kids

    Picture the scene on a plane: a screaming baby -- no, two of them -- a few rows away, penetrating your noise-cancelling headphones, for the duration of the flight where you'd hoped to get some work done or have a well-earned rest. Would a pack of lollies and a set of earplugs help? For many trav...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2012 12 Comments

  • New business travel shoes from Julius Marlow

    Nancy Sinatra once belted out that her boots were made for walking, but Julius Marlow's new O2 Motion range are made for travelling. Available in both lace-up shoes and low cut slip-on boots, and starting at $150, Julius Marlow describes the O2 Motion series as "ultra soft leather shoes that are...

    POSTED 8 May, 2012 3 Comments

  • What to wear in the air: the "startup casual" business traveller

    Our recent article on What to wear in the air proved quite popular with readers and generated some good discussion and sharing of tips. And as this was aimed more at the 'business casual' business traveller, we felt a follow-up for those with even more casual leanings -- let's call it 'start...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2012 8 Comments

  • Travel tips: what to wear in the air?

    The idea that dressing like a business traveller will get you an upgrade to business class? It’s largely a myth. Almost all upgrades are automated these days, based on your frequent flyer status rather than your sense of style. And where there’s any room for human intervention, which...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2011 9 Comments

  • Infographic: CWT predicts business travel trends for 2012

    IN BRIEF | The world's largest corporate travel management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, put together this interesting infographic to spotlight what it believes will be the key trends in business travel for 2102. (For a larger view, click on the image above, or for even bigger you can...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2011 4 Comments

  • Five top travel tips for golfers

    Keen golfers love to squeeze a round (or two) into almost any business trip, and why not? The golf course remains a wonderful place to do business, even if it's just building a relationship with a prospective client. And travel affords you the chance to play dozens of different courses, making a...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand to sell Skycouch to other airlines

    Five star hotels have long been selling their exclusive pillow-top beds at whopping profit margins to well-heeled customers. Now, Air New Zealand is taking the same tack, offering its award winning Skycouch seat to other airlines ... just as long as they don't compete for the same routes. Austr...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2011 2 Comments

  • Blood alcohol limits in Europe: safe to drive after that dinner?

    Australian travellers to Europe are sometimes confused by the different drink driving limits across European countries. With seven different limits across European Union (EU) countries, it's important to be aware of the national laws when you're next travelling. Business travellers, no strangers...

    POSTED 22 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Corporate Traveller spruiks

    Business travel specialist Corporate Traveller is putting its money where your booking is, with a new 'beat the fare or fly for free' guarantee. If Corporate Traveller customers find a cheaper available airfare the agency will undercut it -- and if it can't, the full cost of the airfar...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Ten essential tips for business travel etiquette

    For many travellers, business trips are more about survival than perfection. Morning-to-night meetings, conferences and dinners can test one's skills in international diplomacy to the limit. We've prepared a list of 10 tips to help make your next business trip smooth, and make your hosts remembe...

    POSTED 5 May, 2011 2 Comments

  • Virgin Blue: business travellers "crying out" for competition

    Virgin Blue Group CEO John Borghetti is beating the drum ahead of next week's expected relaunch of the airline - with a possible rebranding as Virgin Australia – and says that Australia's business travellers are “crying out” for the competition he intends to deliver. ...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • How to avoid the Royal Wedding on a London business trip

    With Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding coming up next week in London -- plus a whopping four public holidays in the next two weeks -- doing business in the UK is likely to be tricky. Australian Business Traveller has the lowdown on all the details to help you navigate London duri...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Airlines hike business class prices as bookings rise

    Full fare and discount business class tickets have increased by 4% over the previous year as business travellers return to the skies and make their way back to the pointy end of the plane. That’s the findings of the American Express Business Travel Monitor, which tracks and analyses publis...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

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