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bhWhile the major threat of flu season has passed, there are still many travelers who may have a simple cold or the sniffles. To help you travel safely, without the need for a Hazmat suit, I have put together some simple ways in which you can make your meeting without carrying multiple types of germs with you. After all, who wants to sit through a PowerPoint presentation when they're not feeling well. Below you will find some tips that will help keep you cold free.

  • Wash Your Hands - Before and after you board your plane, it is important that you wash your hands a minimum of five times. You should also shower as soon as possible after you land to remove any dirt and bacteria you may have picked up along the way.
  • Disinfect - While you're on the plane, you should disinfect the area that you will be occupying for the duration of the flight. This includes your arm rest, overhead bins, tray tables, and window shade if you have a seat by the window. These are all areas that are not thoroughly cleaned
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cuNowadays, it is hard to watch a TV program without seeing a commercial for a vacation deal. Same thing goes for when you are browsing the Internet. How many times have you seen a side bar advertisement for an online booking for a trip? One glaring fact is that in the past few years, we have seen a boom in the travel industry. People are more inclined to travel these days than they were in the past. A lot of factors have spurred this, but the most apparent insight is that there is a lot of opportunity in the travel business industry.

For starters, people are more inclined to travel these days because of the cost of traveling has decreased compared to how it was before. People thought it was more affordable now, more than ever. It also helps that the last decade saw an increase in what a regular household makes-people now have dispensable income, and allocating some of it for travel does not really affect their budget. Aside from financial factors, another reason why traveling has become a popular preference for leisure

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cdChances are if you are an executive in today's business world, you have seen enough airport restaurants and 'fasten seatbelt' signs to last a lifetime. Regular air travel has become a standard part of the job for many executives, with meetings, trainings and seminars being held all over our nation and the world.

For those that love to fly, this is just another career perk. While for others, a root canal sounds better than being trapped in a metal tube 30,000 feet above the ground. Although you might not be able to control whether or not you have to fly, you can choose how all that travel will affect you.

Travelling comes with its' own set of health challenges so it is important for you to be aware of what they are and what you can do about them.

Low Air Pressure

Even though the inside of an airplane cabin is pressurised, it is still much lower than what you would experience at sea level. This can have several effects on your body including clogged ears and swollen hands and feet. Because less oxygen is being absorbed by

Whether you are the owner of a small or large business, despite the hard work and constant effort you and your team put in to ensure that your incoming finances continue to grow, you will no doubt be aware that there are also numerous out-going expenses to deal with daily.

They say you have to spend money to make money, a statement which continues to stand true today. Whatever the business, whatever the industry and whatever the size, you will face numerous costs; from employee wages to office space rent and even purchasing stationary, a business's out-goings are regular.

One of the daily and somewhat difficult costs many businesses have to contend with are fuel charges. Whether the business in question is reliant upon a large fleet, with staff members regularly travelling around the country or a business with teams expected to move from one office to the next; dealing with fuel charges is no easy task.

With costs unexpectedly rising, different charges on offer at different stations and drivers often taking long and difficult routes, businesses can be left with receipts for costs they may not have expected. Although there is no way to directly control fuel costs, businesses can better manage

You may have seen your most admired competitor steal the deal you coveted over lunch, while you were still on the second leg of your connecting flight with a 45 minute drive awaiting you upon landing.

How did he do it? With his own airplane of course, and although you've dreamed about edging out your competition with your own plane for quite some time, somehow the issue of long, drawn out and tedious training has prevented you from taking the next step.

What if there was a better way to train - training on your schedule, in your plane and while you're "on the job?" It is actually quite doable, allowing you to take control of your flight training, when you hire a Personal Flight Trainer. Consider the value of having your Personal Flight Trainer at your beck and call, on your schedule and available at a moment's notice when the opportunity arises to close a deal in rural America while your competitor is zig-zagging the country. Whether you're able to complete a flight lesson or if weather requires you to observe a pro in action while you fly to your destination, you've learned some valuable lessons in the sky and closed

As summer approaches, I always ask myself how can I run two businesses and still get away. Travel research shows that we Americans are most likely to forfeit vacation days. The best solution I see is combining business with pleasure on every trip abroad.

Having signed up for a conference in Dubai, I was intrigued by the modern-day Mideast while wanting to know more about its ancient cultures. After some investigation, I found a flight to Dubai via Jordan with a few days stopover.

Leaving nothing to chance, I arranged an airport pick-up and booked a 5 star hotel well located in a chic part of Amman with multiple restaurant options nearby and within the hotel. Having studied Arabic, I was pleased to get to practice it even though the Egyptian courses I studied differed substantially from the Jordanian dialect.

As a crossroads, Jordan has a remarkable history from the ancient Nabataeans to Alexander the Great, the Romans, Byzantine and Arab cultures. Beyond its historical monuments, Jordan has a very vibrant present day culture. Shortly after my arrival, I saw this first hand as a local wedding party made its way through the hotel lobby to celebrate with dancing and music.

The following day

As a business owner, you know that your team of experts is critical to the success of your business and that even one mediocre player can impair your expected outcome. Having a superior team of aviation experts on your team will ensure a smooth purchase and seamless integration into your personal and business transportation plan.

The basic core of your team may look similar to the type of experts you trust in your business currently. Certainly a tax specialist who can determine the optimal structure for your purchase is critical. He or she will prepare and file the proper paperwork to ensure maximum tax deductions, determine the sales or use tax solution that suits your particular situation, and structure a method to integrate your personal flights effectively with your business aircraft.

Of course, you'll want to protect your new asset just as you would any of your business assets, as well as protect yourself, your family and your business. As a business owner, you know how important it is to have the right coverage and how shortcuts in this area can be devastating to a business and family.

A smooth financial transaction will prevent unnecessary headaches during the purchase process and ensure that

When the place that you will be moving in is all set up, then its high time that you should be looking for the right relocation company that will help you out with your move. It is not something of a hard task, in fact, its one that is quite easy as long as you have the list of what you wanted in a relocation company.

In looking for moving relocation services you may need to look for a few. And from these few selection you have, you can shortlist them and from there pick the one that fits your requirements.

Relocation services companies are known to help people move from one location to another, be it within the same state, outside of it or overseas. They are the ones responsible in making the whole process for clients and as hassle free as possible. Some of them can even tailor fit a service for the clients to ensure that they will be comfortable through out the whole transfer of location. Another thing that makes moving out from one's old place an easier one, is that these movers help in terms of home research or city orientation should the client ask their help

Commercial travel has come a long way. One upon a time it meant getting into a stagecoach and making a long and arduous trek across the country. Trains soon took over and today they are faster than ever before. Thanks to the Wright Brothers way back when, air travel 'took flight' and we have never looked back.

At any given time there are thousands of people on thousands of airplanes going to destinations all over the globe. Airports are plentiful, screening and security are in place and baggage claims are buzzing each and every day as people make their way to and from places for work and pleasure alike. Flying to your destination on a commercial airline is great; you get where you are going fast and can work en route. What is even better for the work traveller? Chartering a business jet of your very own.

Some companies already have their own jets and the executive can come and go as they please. For others, charter is the way to go and once they have chartered, they may never go back to commercial.
One great thing about chartering a business jet is the fact you can make your own schedule. You

I used to work with Tom. Tom was promoted as our business development manager in charge of expanding our business in Africa. Tom had only operated in western countries and he was at ease with the western culture and its customs. For his first international business trip, he was sent to Nigeria to meet our current clients and new prospects. As we all know business development is not about selling but rather about building relationships to consequently offer services to fulfil the needs of your clients. Tom's first business lunch was with Franklin, the managing director of an international oil and gas firm. Franklin was used to working with Phil as our company representative, and this lunch was an opportunity to pass over the management of Franklin's account. It is customary with some countries to give to your client a traditional gift from your country, such as chocolate from Harrods or Scottish shortbread; anything that represents the British culture. These little details show that you care about the foundation of long-term business relationships. Unaware of this custom, Tom didn't bring anything to the lunch. To show his discontent, Franklin used Tom's business as a toothpick. This was so embarrassing. The

As a truck driver the last thing that you want to have to do is make a bunch of scheduled or unscheduled pit stops along the road. Many truckers intentionally curb or control how much they are drinking during the day limiting their intake of liquids often by less than half of what is recommended.

It is important to realize that dehydration can cause serious health issues over both the short and long term. It is also important to realize that not all liquids actually hydrate your body in the same ways and some can actually lead to an increased risk of dehydration.

Symptoms of Dehydration

In addition to health issues, which will be discussed later, people that are dehydrated also have various issues that can impact your ability to be a safe, effective driver. One of the key symptoms of dehydration is increasing drowsiness and fatigue, both issues that are problematic when you are driving professionally.

Other symptoms of dehydration include:
• Dry mouth
• Excessive thirst that may come and go
• Chronic types of acute or low grade headaches
• Stiffness and cramping of the muscles
• Confusion and disorientation
• Dizziness, feeling lightheaded
• Difficulty urinating or strong urine

When you are traveling for business, it is best to iron out the basics-such as packing, hotel reservations, car services, plane tickets and what not-so that it is not another task that you have to do on top of the business that you have to take care of. If business plans are important, then planning your trip merits planning as well. If all these are mapped out smoothly, not only will you be able to have a worry free business trip, but it is also possible for you to have a fun time during your trip.

1. Research about the place beforehand. Knowing more about the city you are visiting could help you manage your time or maximize the vacant time that you have while you are there. Let's say you are going to a convention. Knowing about the other events that will take place will help you go to as much events or conferences as you can during your stay there.

2. Packing light in a carry-on bag gives you one thing less to worry about. Not having to fret about your luggage check in does not just make your trip less worry-some, but it also saves you time both upon

When you travel the world around you, it changes the world within you. That was one of my quotes a few years ago from my travel blog when I was blogging the World Tour. It holds true to this day, in my opinion.

I have traveled a lot these past 3 months, in particular, and am often asked how I do it. How do I maintain my energy, my focus, my connections, my health. So here are my best travel tips - try them, you'll like them.

TIP #1 - MAINTAIN REGULAR SLEEP HABITS. This is normal for me, anyway, whether I am travelling or not. But when I am on the road, it is critical for me to get my sleep. I adjust to the time zone I am in and go with it. I ensure the room is dark, cool, quiet and normally, when at conferences, for example, I always room alone. I know that many people find great joy sharing a room when attending events. That doesn't work for me because I get enough stimulation during the business days and meetings - I don't need the additional stimulation of someone in my room wanting to de-brief for the

You arrive at the airport, your flight is delayed or even cancelled? Flight delay compensation is an important topic travellers should know about, especially when it comes to business travel. Whether it is due to bad weather such as snow, a security alert or a strike, there are many reasons for flight delays and cancellations. But whatever the reason, it means you have to stay involuntarily longer at the airport before you can travel to your destination or back home. Plus, you may be entitled to flight delay compensation or a refund. Here are some important rules helping you to make sure you are not left out of pocket and make the most of the involuntarily gained extra time.

1. Know your rights

From getting refunded for all your food and drink expenses to getting a hotel or some alternative transportation, you should know what you are entitled to. So, if your flight is cancelled or heavily delayed, you're protected by the Denied Boarding Regulation (EU rule 261/2004 and repealing regulation (EEC) No 295/91). Unless 'extraordinary circumstances' apply, you can claim a financial flight delay compensation for cancelled or heavily delayed flights totalling:

€250 (£210) for inter-EU flights of 930 miles or less


In my experience as a digital nomad, I have become a very efficient traveler.

So here are my Top Five Tips for traveling while pursuing your nomadic career:

1. Don't Get Tied Down - Let's face facts: Having a nomadic career - in other words, having the ability to make money from anywhere - is easier if you don't have a lot of personal responsibilities. If you have a wife and children, it becomes more complicated to pull up stakes and head off into the wild world. Not impossible, mind you. Just more complicated.

It has less to do with age than it has to do with commitment. Someone who is older and unattached has more freedom than somebody fresh out of college who is married and who has a child on the way. When other people are depending on you for their livelihood, it limits your freedom.

2. Beware of Material Possessions - Things are nice. People like things. They like to own nice things, like houses, fancy cars, expensive clothes, jewelry and so on. But when you are pursuing the nomadic lifestyle, the more things you carry around with you, the less freedom you have.

When it comes to material possessions, the more

You have been travelling around the world for months, and now you are on your way back home. You have landed at the airport and collected your luggage. You are mentally and physically tired, and the long wait for your chauffeur at the terminal is only going to frustrate you more.

You keep on looking at your phone to see if there are any missed calls or messages by chauffeur service provider, to inform you that there will be a delay in picking you up from the airport.

After waiting for an hour, you hire a taxi from the airport, and rush back home. As soon as you reach home, you get a call from the chauffeur that the cab is waiting at the airport. Such things happen with people quite often. Thus, you need to avoid making some common mistakes while hiring an airport transportation service.

Mistakes made while hiring airport transportation services:

  • Not booking chauffeur service in advance: Not booking chauffeur service in advance could get in trouble. There are chances of not finding cabs in the peak hours, and you will have no choice but travel on your own. Not to forget the luggage that you will have to pull

Taxis are an inevitable part of today's transport setup and it can be rightly said that most people are completely reliable on them for their transport needs. Given into the rising demand, many taxi services have blossomed that constantly compete with each other to provide the best services to their customers. All these taxi services try to incorporate that one differentiating feature that gives them an edge over the others in competition. That is where advanced taxi management systems come into picture. These taxi management systems are a one stop solution to launch and run a smooth and successful taxi business. Such management systems take care of everything from pointing out available taxis, bookings, payments and post use services. They are of mutual benefits to both the customers and service providers.

Here is a look at what makes these taxi business management systems exclusive in the existing scenario:

· Easy to install apps

The new to the world and easy to install apps bring in great ease of usage for the customers. In world where everyone is smitten by the use of smart phones, these apps come in really handy. They are mostly supported by all kinds of IOS and Android devices and

More and more, Travel Risk Management is finally being addressed as organizations have realized the world is changing rapidly and what was done before, likely does not apply now. Cases are being litigated and lawsuits won due to a lack of knowledge and preparation on the sending organizations part. Much of the neglect is due to knowledge gaps, although some is due to cost (as it always is).

Many organizations are under the impression that they need to write policy for Travel Risk separately from other occupational safety and risk policies. This is not the case and it would make the task less daunting if organizations understood this. Rolling Travel Risk into a current security/crisis response plan would be much easier that trying to implement an entirely separate plan, although travel expertise is needed to write relevant and accurate travel policies.

We are asked to justify why Travel Risk Management should be as important a task as physical security of a building or safety measures taken on a factory floor. The answer we offer is in the form of another question; why would it not be as important?

Travel Risk is important mostly because organizations fail to acknowledge it as a vulnerability, therefore

From the majestic views of pine trees caressing the mountains for miles around, to snow piling upwards beyond the eye's reach... there's nothing quite like being in the mountains. Mountain towns have the small-town charm and air of being surrounded by the natural wonders of the world.

Finding a location for that big meeting you've been planning may seem easy, if you're thinking close to home. But picture what could be a meeting to remember that boosts morale and gets your attendees pumped to be there and ready for what's to come.

Even if big cities and towns have many nearby amenities to offer, there's something unique and charming about taking your meeting into a town that's smack-dab in the middle of nature. Nothing says "let's get this meeting started" than some fresh air to breath and breathtaking views (okay, and coffee.)

Here are 5 reasons to choose a mountain town for your next big meeting.

1. The view, obviously - Stray away from the suburbs or town that provides stuffy rooms surrounded by walls separating you and your everyday life of roads, buildings and highways. There's nothing like having a meeting, gathering or spending time in nature's wonders.

The luxury of having a meeting

Travel overseas for business can be a fun adventure, but it also needs to be taken seriously. Before traveling to another country, whether for work or pleasure, it's important to learn the customs and procedures of your destination, while also preparing yourself for your trip.

As a business traveler, you're not only representing your country of origin to all of those you meet, but you are also a representative of your company. It's important to be knowledgeable about the country you are planning on visiting as a way to show respect.

Besides requiring the correct documents like a visa and passport, there are other obligations you will likely need to complete before making your way overseas. Many of these requirements are specific to a particular destination based on the laws and regulations for the countries you are visiting. Make sure you do your homework well in advance so you know each of these requirements.

5 Tips for Overseas Business Travel

International travel for business can be a very exciting opportunity. You not only get to see new and interesting parts of the world, but you even get paid while doing it. In order to have the best experience possible, there are things you