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Information About Vaccinations and Diseases for International Business Travel

Whether you’re a frequent international traveler or leaving your country for the first time, getting sick during travel is something that nobody wants to experience. But travelers can take some simple steps to avoid any potential health issues by spending a few minutes researching their intended destination, and by addressing any potential health … [Read more...]


International Business Travel News Weekly Report Highlights Global Entry Program Now at 20 U.S. Airports

International business travelers should be pleased to learn that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced an expansion of the Global Entry program to an additional 13 international airports: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sanford (Orlando), San Francisco, San Juan, and … [Read more...]


Cities and States Should Create U.S. International Business Travel and Tourism Marketing Plan

Nearly every developed nation promotes itself as a travel destination to compete for international business travelers and tourists. They spend millions of dollars each year to attract this market, while the U.S. defers its branding effort to convention and visitors bureaus at the city and state levels. Realizing the potential in lost … [Read more...]


Airline Security Heightened; New Tarmac Delays Rules; Top Business Travel Hotels ’09

'09 by Rob Hard Tuesday December 29 2009 International Business Travel News Report, December 2009 Airline security levels were heightened as a result of a failed terrorist plot onboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 (Delta Air Lines) bound for Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas. The … [Read more...]


Travel Facts: Berlin, Germany

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Culture and Business in Central Europe Business travel in Berlin, Germany included 14,500 business events in 2008 with about 2.5 million participants. This reflected a continued growth trend for Berlin during a difficult economic year for all destinations, and a total of 104,600 events with about 8.15 million participants were held in … [Read more...]


New Travel Taxes Considered in U.S.; Airline Fares May Increase; Hotels See Signs of Business Travel Return

by Rob Hard Wednesday February 24 2010 International Business Travel News Report, February 2010 The U.S. travel industry is facing the potential for increased fees that will impact every sector, including business travel. This, according to an article in Travel Agent Central. The article quotes Paul Ruden, senior vice president … [Read more...]


Future Business Travel in London Will Benefit from London 2012 Olympic Games

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My business travel view, "2012 Olympics in London Provides Long-Term Opportunities for Business Travel and Meetings" explores this in more depth. We know that London is popular for its leisure tourism -- experiencing its history, museums, parks, theaters, shopping and restaurants. However, the benefits of considering London for business travel … [Read more...]


10 Business Travel Destinations Attracting Attention for International Association and Corporate Meetings

My business travel view, “International Business Travel Destinations to Watch in 2010” explores this in more depth. At EIBTM in December, I asked the question: despite any short term shifts in business travel for international meetings and conventions, which emerging destinations will capture the attention of business travelers and meeting … [Read more...]


2010 Calendar of Holidays for International Business Travel and Events

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Keeping a holidays and events calendar will help any business traveler or meeting professional avoid scheduling an activity or program when guests may have other conflicting interests or obligations. It should include international holidays and a list of known major business events in case you want to create an event around … [Read more...]


Traveling to Cannes, France, for Business or Events? What You Should Know

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For some, a business travel itinerary to Cannes, France, is not the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, it's probably images of the popular Cannes Film Festival where the entertainment industry gathers for about two weeks each year in May since 1946. Yes, the Palais des Festivals is widely recognized for its red carpet entrance to its grand … [Read more...]