The Business Travel Almanac

( 2 )

Overview

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, ...
See more details below
Paperback
$22.86
BN.com price
(Save 23%)$29.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $18.57   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789729347
  • Publisher: Pearson Technology Group 2
  • Publication date: 11/4/2003
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction.


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.




Appendix A: Prohibited and Permitted Items List.


Appendix B: Select Domestic Airport Codes.


Appendix 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.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2004

    For the idiot who can't use a computer

    This book is laborious and not very helpful since the events of 9/11 have made the more useful tidbits obselete. It's perfect if your over 40 and don't know how to use a computer or telephone. Why do people collate readily available information put it in a book and get paid by a publisher. Maybe it is who you know or who you are related to. The book does not even advise you to make a phone call to get better rates form car rental agencies or hotels. I've been a business traveller for nearly 15 years and this book provides absolutely no information that is useful, unless you are a first time traveller.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    More than just a travel guide

    Incredible amount of information, well organized and very usuable. Everything a traveler would need and then some. Great practical sugggestion, web sites, phones #'s, rental cars, hotels, airlines, Amtrak, business service centers, resturants, city info and much more all in one easy to use source. A must for any traveler!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)