Results of TripAdvisor’s Survey on Beach and Pool Etiquette

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Yes, most of the time we are all about business here.  But sometimes, we just like to stir up the conversation.  Here’s a topic I think merits some chit chat in these hot summer months.
If you travel on business  like I do, chances are that during the hot, humid days of July and August you [...]

J.D. Powers and Associates study reveals top hotels

Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

There aren’t any big surprises here.
According to the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2010 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, in order for hotel owners to keep their guests happy and coming back, be sure to offer wireless internet, a free breakfast, have plenty of smoke-free rooms and keep the level of customer service [...]

Big news for corporate housing pros with Big Apple interests

Posted on 25. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Big news out of the Big Apple this week for vacation property rental and corporate housing professionals.  New York Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill that makes short-term, vacation apartment rentals illegal in New York City, a defeat for opponents who claim it will limit choices for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers.
More specifically, the new law [...]

We’re back in business baby–business travel, that is!

Posted on 24. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Business travel, which feeds corporate housing, extended stay hotels and the economies that depend upon them are all moving in a positive direction, making the much-feared and discussed double dip recession virtually not a factor for business and corporate travel professionals.
The evidence is pretty compelling. Reports out this week confirm that the number of people [...]

GAO report says airline fee systems too complicated

Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

According to a new report from the GAO, or Government Accountability Office of the United States,  the complicated airline fee systems that continue to expand for U.S. air carriers are making it difficult for customers of all kinds, including corporate travel managers, to find the best deals, according to a new report.  
While most fees are currently disclosed on [...]

Air travel pricing options growing for planners and travelers

Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

In the interest of promoting transparency and convenience  for both passengers and travel managers/planners,  Sabre will launch its “Air Total Pricing” system for air transactions over the next couple of months.  According to Sabre, the new system will enable travel agents and other bookers to see the true cost of an airline itinerary, including any and [...]

2010 Business Travel Survey results are very encouraging

Posted on 11. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Great news for business travel pros, travelers and corporate housing owners and managers. 
Results of the 2010 Business Travel Survey are in, and they are very encouraging.
One key finding, according to the survey, indicates airline revenues from corporate travel this year are nearing levels not seen since before the recession took over the economy in 2008.  Carriers  are continuing [...]

Frequent flier for business? Track your miles the easy way!

Posted on 10. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

If you travel a lot on business, no doubt you rack up the frequent flier miles and stay in a lot of corporate housing or extended stay suites. But with each airline imposing expiration dates for using these miles, you need to keep up with your miles to make sure you’re getting the most out [...]

Tips to help keep your corporate housing property occupied

Posted on 04. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

Even in the best economic times, marketing rental properties–especially corporate housing–can be difficult and challenging. And this year, we’re still working our way out of a recession–yes a recession. So to make your property stand out from the crowd, you have to be creative. Instead of just putting a sign into the ground outside of [...]

Flying for business or pleasure? Get ready to be bumped

Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 by Kat Schneider Fotheringham in Blog, Business Travel, Uncategorized, corporate housing, executive accommodations, international business travel

So have you been a part of this inconvenient trend?
Reports out this week indicate U.S. airlines may bump the most passengers in nine years as business travelers resume flying following the deepest cuts in available seats since World War II. That’s not a good thing for business and corporate travel customers who spend their business [...]