Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies. A new report by expense management system provider Certify shows that 47 percent of the ground transportation rides by its users in March were through Uber. While taxis, limousines and airport shuttles still dominate the ground transportation business, Certify’s report shows ride-hailing services are rapidly on the rise among business travelers.
Twice a year, we bring our top creative minds from around the world to gather in one location for the Creative Council. After scouring the planet for unsuspecting, off-the-grid places to get inspired this year, I decided that the Neemrana Fort-Palace — a remarkably beautiful 15th century military compound in rural India — would be the place we would call home for three days. It’s like India’s version of The Grand Budapest Hotel, but built 550 years before Wes Anderson made the movie.
48 hours in Copenhagen is plenty of time to explore, seek out design inspiration, and eat delicious food. Home-sharing website Airbnb.com has made it big, but when co-founder Joe Gebbia leaves San Francisco to travel for business, he still bunks down with Airbnb hosts. Gebbia first visited Copenhagen in 2012 to open the company’s office there.
Forget steak and martinis — the power lunch has gotten a makeover with new flavors for a diversified palate. These are the Hotspots you need to know now.
Until recently, I was a grab-a-backpack-and-go kind of girl. I traveled to places like Iraq, Mali, and Afghanistan, where paved roads are an anomaly — not the norm. And anyone who has rolled a wheeled suitcase over potholed, muddy dirt roads knows better.
Orbitz was one of the trailblazers, when it launched Orbitz for Business in 2012, giving business travelers the same sort of online tools that they use for leisure trip booking. Earlier this summer, United announced a way for business travelers to plan their trip through TripLink, using leisure sites. And American, Delta, and United all offer special programs for small businesses that integrate into their larger frequent flier programs.
Business trips are about to get a whole lot more fun: Enter the bizcation. It’s a blending of work and play (and the words business + vacation) — what you get when you take time to see the local sites while traveling for business, or when you tag on vacation days to the beginning or end of a business trip for pure enjoyment. Forty-three percent of international travelers always take their mobile device (phones, tablets, etc.) with them on getaways, according to a Pullman Hotels survey.
Airlines will foot some of the bill if your baggage goes missing, but what if it's not enough? Here is a list of the best credit cards with baggage insurance.
Silicon Valley's San Jose airport has free Wi-Fi, a lounge you can buy your way into and plenty of healthy food options. Here we review San Jose International Airport.
As George Clooney’s frequent flier miles-hoarding character says in “Up in the Air,” “The miles are the goal.” But for real-life travelers accustomed to racking up as many miles as possible to earn heavily discounted (or completely free) fares, that goal is getting far more elusive. Last week United Airlines announced that starting next year, it will calculate loyalty rewards points, or miles, based on how much fliers pay per ticket, instead of how many actual miles they fly. Delta recently announced a similar change to its program. “It’s a net loss for consumers,” says Brian Kelly, founder of the travel blog, The Points Guy.
In Yahoo Travel’s Airport Review series, we dissect everything you need to know—from check-in to take off to landing. The Good: As the saying goes: if you want to fly anywhere, you will probably connect through Atlanta. The breadth of destinations served by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is staggering, including 60 international cities in 45 countries.
The airlines may be cracking down on carry-on bags, as Yahoo Travel reported earlier this week in a story on new baggage restrictions from Airfare Watchdog. The San Francisco Chronicle travel editor has launched a hashtag campaign #CarryOnShame, which has gone viral. As someone who follows the rules (and usually checks her bags), I applaud Hilton’s campaign and chimed in on Good Morning America, which ran a report on his clever campaign.
International travel is up 8 percentage points this year. More people are flying than they did last year, and uncomfortable seats are their biggest complaint, according to TripAdvisor’s sixth annual air travel survey, released Thursday.