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6 Must-Have Accessories for L.A. Business Travel

Posted by Steve Johnston on Mon, Mar 04, 2013

Extras You Need

The most experienced executive travelers are often experts at packing their carry-on bags. They’ve learned to gauge exactly what they’ll need for a given journey, whether they'll be headed to L.A. for a long weekend or abroad for a week of meetings with prospective clients. The latest travel accessories are tailored to the road warrior lifestyle, and they're designed to make you more productive and organized from nearly anywhere in the world. Inspired by the experience of many others, we've curated a list of must-haves you might not have heard of:

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Tags: Executive Travel, Executive, Limo to LAX

5 Healthy Habits for Executive Travelers to Adopt

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Feb 21, 2013

Travel Smarter

There’s no escaping the fact that executive travel is spectacularly bad for your health. Road warriors who spend weeks out of the year on the go are at particularly high risk for a host of health problems, which can range from alcoholism to obesity to high blood pressure. Just because you’re a frequent flyer doesn’t mean that you are doomed to poor health. You’ve got the power to proactively adopt better habits and avoid becoming a statistic. We’ve compiled some suggestions on how you can ensure your itinerary doesn’t affect your well-being:

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Tags: Executive Travel, Travel Management, Executive, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

How to Improve Work/Life Balance During Executive Travel

Posted by Steve Johnston on Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Policies for Better Balance

Few things disrupt family life more than business trips, but research continues to show that they’re a highly effective tool for companies. At last count, 79 percent of road warriors said in-person meetings are critical to their role. They also said virtual meetings aren’t yet a good substitute, and that hybrid events don't always provide the same effect. But corporate travel managers can create policies to improve work/life balance on the road, and we’ve rounded up suggestions on healthy habits to practice:

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Tags: Executive Travel, Travel Management, Executive, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

5 Ways to Improve Your Relationships With Travel Vendors and Peers

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Feb 07, 2013

Strengthen Your Network

For corporate travel managers, knowing the right people is everything. If you’re well-connected to travel companies and peers, you can use their services right when you need them the most. For example, you never know when you’ll have to make a call at 7 p.m. on a Saturday with last-minute changes and requests. The right chauffeured transportation and hotel vendors will easily meet those needs. But first you have to know that you’ve signed a contract with the right company, before the unexpected even occurs. How do you do that?

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Tags: Executive, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

5 Sharp Tips for International Executive Travel

Posted by Cool Ride on Wed, Jan 02, 2013

Comprehensive Preparation

There's no question that preparing for an international business trip is much more complex than doing the same for a domestic journey. In addition to the usual need to reserve accommodations, arrange for chauffeured transportation, and confirm appointments, travelers should take the time to consider factors like risk-management, personal safety, and cultural differences. We've compiled several of the smartest things you can do to protect your organization and yourself abroad:

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Tags: Executive, Corporate Travel

5 Big Trends Every Travel Coordinator Should Know

Posted by Nate Strong on Tue, Dec 18, 2012

The Airport Car Services, Hotels, and More!

Technology is constantly changing, and that means the way we do our daily business has to change, too. As a travel coordinator, you’re likely to run across new resources every day that make your job easier. We’ve been watching the latest trends in executive travel, for better or for worse, and we think you might enjoy the heads up on the hot trends that help you do your job.

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Tags: Ground Transportation, Chauffeured Car Service, Car Service LAX, executive chauffeur, Executive, Limo to LAX

5 Reasons Your Corporation Needs the Cloud

Posted by Cool Ride on Thu, Dec 13, 2012

Technology for Executive Travel and Success

For many, the idea of technology in the office is a given, but for some, electronic devices are still scary and hard to use. Developing a business and keeping it running without the latest technology is difficult at best and impossible at worst. If you’re still limping along with your flip phone, fax machine, and desktop computer, you may want to consider these amazing technology developments that can help you streamline your business and boost productivity by incredible amounts.

The cloud is a concept that has been around for a few years, but it’s only recently begun to make sense to the less-than-technologically inclined. Before you try to understand the cloud, perhaps you should take a look at what this advance in technology can do for you and your business.

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Tags: Executive