Googling–and banking on–travel behavior

Posted on 05. Sep, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

 The numbers are more than enough to get your attention.  About 32% of travelers download apps for leisure travel and 48% download apps for business travel.  Hotel inquiries on mobile devices alone have jumped 3000% in the past three years.  Important news for internet marketers, and for those of us trying to keep our corporate [...]

Air travel numbers climb on reported surge in business and international travel

Posted on 05. Sep, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Traffic has risen across the board for many airlines, and many are claiming business travel  as the top reason. 
International travel  is on the upswing around the world, with American Airlines travel increasing 3.1%, primarily in the international arena. Unfortunately, domestic travel was up just .6%, while international travel is up a staggering 7.1%. In response to the [...]

New poll says kids on the plane a big annoyance factor

Posted on 29. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

A poll released earlier this week revealed some challenging–though not too surprising news for business travelers.
Most consumers say they’d like a families-only section on flights, according to a poll released Tuesday. Nearly 60% of more than 2,000 travelers polled by Skyscanner, the airfare-comparison website, say they want airlines to create a families-only section. Almost 20% said they’d prefer child-free [...]

Convenience, comfort offer insights to increasing occupancy

Posted on 29. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Sounds like everyone is looking for a way to win in this economy!  Hoping to cash in on a common traveler complaint, some hotel companies are offering to pay for the checked-baggage fees charged by some U.S. airlines. Kimpton Hotels and chains run by InterContinental Hotels Group, including Holiday Inn, introduced the promotion to spur [...]

The Race to Win Back Business Travelers Heats Up

Posted on 22. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

While surfing the web, trying to figure out how to maintain healthy occupancy rentals for corporate housing properties and investments, lots of ideas popped out at me. 
Here, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek are some of the most ambitious and awesome ideas hotels around the world are using to attract business travelers and keep them coming back [...]

Business travel continues to boost international travel demand

Posted on 22. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Strong business travel boosted international air travel for the first time in a while in June,  the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said this week.
According to the IATA, the number of international air travelers flying in so-called “premium” seats rose 16.6 percent in June.  The number of international air travelers flying coach rose 9.5 percent. According to the [...]

If you’re coming up short on accommodations, float this idea

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Now here’s a really interesting idea for a corporate housing development.
A luxury cruise ship that serves as a floating vacation home as it navigates around the world has scheduled a stop in Maine.
 The World, a 644-foot ship with 165 residences ranging from studio apartments to a six-bedroom ocean penthouse, will visit Portland, Maine from Oct. 15-17, [...]

Business travel at its ‘worst’ since 9/11? What?

Posted on 13. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

I have to say I am pretty surprised about yesterday’s report from the NBTA  (National Business Travel Association) that business travel is at its worst since 9/11.
I have been reading and reporting on a number of reports that say the contrary.  But before I send anyone into a panic here, let’s take a closer look [...]

Here’s a little travel news to brighten your day

Posted on 08. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

If you’re looking for a post that is purely related to business travel or corporate housing, this one probably isn’t it.  But here is a fun little diversion for those who spend a lot of their time away from home living in corporate housing or making a living on the road.
There’s a new trend, and even though [...]

Have Blackberry, will not travel–to Dubai

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

As a crackberry addict myself, I can see where the smartphones can be a little bit obtrusive.
But I never thought I would hear about a country banning them in this day and age.  The United Arab Emirates says effective this October 11 that the only thing you’ll be able to use your smartphone for in [...]