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Need to book a hotel with high-speed access? Want to impress your client with the best restaurant in town? Wish you had known that the train was faster and cheaper than a cab?

The Business Travel Almanac puts the answers to these questions and more at the fingertips of the busy business traveler. Whether you're in the office or already on the road, this is the all-in-one source that you'll reference time and again. With a combination of travel advice, reference material, directory information, and city guides, this book is a unique tool for the traveling professional.

The first section is packed full of information about travel in general, including airline comparisons, hotel details, and rental car options. It is presented in a directory format for quick reference, and peppered with invaluable tips that make life easier on the go.

Section 2 focuses on 15 major U.S. cities that are common destinations for business travelers. Each city segment includes airport and city maps, restaurant reviews, stores that provide business services, convention center information, and much more!

Cities include: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, Dallas, Washington DC, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, and Las Vegas
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 448 pages
  • 150.4 x 198.1 x 20.6mm | 444.53g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • 0789729342
  • 9780789729347

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Need to book a hotel with high-speed access? Want to impress your client with the best restaurant in town? Wish you had known that the train was faster and cheaper than a cab?

The "Business Travel Almanac" puts the answers to these questions and more at the fingertips of the busy business traveler. Whether you're in the office or already on the road, this is the all-in-one source that you'll reference time and again. With a combination of travel advice, reference material, directory information, and city guides, this book is a unique tool for the traveling professional.

The first section is packed full of information about travel in general, including airline comparisons, hotel details, and rental car options. It is presented in a directory format for quick reference, and peppered with invaluable tips that make life easier on the go.

Section 2 focuses on 15 major U.S. cities that are common destinations for business travelers. Each city segment includes airport and city maps, restaurant reviews, stores that provide business services, convention center information, and much more!

Cities include: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, Dallas, Washington DC, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, and Las Vegas
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Table of contents

Introduction.


The Business Travel Section.


The City Guides.


Icon Legend.


www.businesstravelalmanac.com.


1. Booking Your Trip.


Booking Direct. Using a Travel Agent. Making Online Reservations.



2. Mobile Technology.


Cell Phones. Laptop Computers. Personal Digital Assistants. Other Devices. Connecting to the Internet. Internet Security on the Road. Sending and Receiving Faxes. Mobile Devices and Airport Security.



3. Air Travel.


Making Your Flight Reservation. Performance Statistics. Consumer Service, Safety, and Security. Air Fares, Classes of Service, and Ticketing Rules. Overbooking and Getting Bumped. Delays and Cancellations. Changing Your Ticket. Before You Head to the Airport. Airport Security. Baggage. Airport Lounge Clubs. Frequent Flyer Programs. Business Programs. Aircraft. On the Plane. Alternatives to Commercial Air Travel. Major Domestic Carriers. A Word on International Travel.



4. Lodging.


Rates and Reservations. Hotel Fees and Phone Charges. The Business Class Room. High-Speed Internet Access. Business Centers. Loyalty Programs. Service Categories. Price Categories. Hotel Quick Reference Chart. Major Hotel Companies. Major Hotel Brands.



5. Rental Cars.


Car Rental Checklists. Reservations, Rates, and Charges. Rules, Requirements, and Restrictions. Insurance and Waivers. Vehicle Classes. Express Service and Loyalty Programs. Business Programs. Other Features and Services. Major Car Rental Companies.



6. Limousine and Car Services.


BostonCoach. Carey International. Dav El.



7. Amtrak.


Contact Information. Major Routes. Loyalty Program.



8. On-the-Road Business Services and Supplies.


Business Support, Computer, and Internet Providers. Computer, Electronics, and Office Supplies.



A. Prohibited and Permitted Items List.


B. Select Domestic Airport Codes.


C. Business Travel Publications.


9. Atlanta.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



10. Boston.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



11. Chicago.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



12. Dallas.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



13. Detroit.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



14. Houston.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



15. Las Vegas.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



16. Los Angeles.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



17. Miami.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



18. New York City.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



19. Philadelphia.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



20. Phoenix.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



21. San Francisco.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



22. Seattle.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.



23. Washington, D.C.


Information Sources. Getting There. Getting Around. In Town.
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About Michael R. Miller

Donna Williams began her well-traveled career in the mid-1980s as a banker with Bankers Trust Company. As an investment banker, she worked primarily designing structured finance transactions for healthcare and travel services companies. In 1993, she received her MBA from Columbia Business School. From there she launched her publishing career at Doubleday and was subsequently recruited to work in strategic development for the Times Mirror Company. In 1998, she joined BigStar Entertainment as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Prior to writing The Business Travel Almanac 2004, Donna was a bi-coastal marketing and business development consultant. Her clients included Internet and publishing companies in industries spanning surfing to travel to healthcare. She lives in Athens, New York, where she writes about travel and is an occasional professor of microeconomics and marketing. This is her second book. She is also the author of New York On The Fly published by On The Fly International, LLC.
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