Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
Business travel can be one of the most stressful or stimulating aspects of executive life; it all depends on how well prepared you are. After the early jetsetting buzz has worn off, business trips can quickly become hard work, long-haul drudgery. Constant travel is demanding and exhausting, but it can also be enriching and endlessly stimulating.
So how can you maximize the value of business travel for yourself and your business? What can you do to make the experience less draining, ease some of the frustration and generally improve its effectiveness?
It's all about knowing:
- how to travel in comfort
- how to get an upgrade
- the quickest route from the airport to your destination
- what to do if you fall ill while abroad
- how to find the right hotel
- how to make the best use of your time away (including delays)
- how to make your hotel room work for you
- how to avoid those frustrating experiences with laptops and modems
A collection of tips, tricks of the trade, and anecdotes from the travel-wise, this guide aims to help make life easier, richer and more enlightening for road warriors everywhere.
From planning a stress-free business trip to making the best use of all your time away, The Financial Times Guide to Business Travel is the definitive travel companion for the global executive.
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 8.27(h) x 3.15(d)|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Why we are still on the road||1|
|1||From the Silk Road to road warriors||2|
|Part 2||Planning and packing||19|
|5||Planning: back to basics||20|
|6||Planning your itinerary||24|
|7||Which airline? The loyalty behind the miles||27|
|8||Which airline? The comfort factor||34|
|10||Choosing your hotel||42|
|Part 3||In transit||61|
|13||Preparing to board||62|
|Part 4||Home from home||81|
|19||Your room is your castle||93|
|20||Wired for work||97|
|Part 5||Executive health and safety||101|
|21||The health basics||102|
|24||Planning to survive||114|
|25||When it all goes wrong||118|
|27||Mending the body and mind on the road||125|
|28||Keeping in shape||131|
|29||Safety, kidnapping and terrorism||134|
|Part 6||Behaving yourself||141|
|30||Travelling with an open mind||142|
|31||Surviving cultural diversity||148|
|32||Dress to impress||152|
|33||Meeting and greeting||154|
|34||Gestures and body language||158|
|37||This year's places to do business||172|
|38||Every year's places to do business||178|
|Part 8||Information on the move||285|
|39||Essential sources of business information for the traveller||286|
Do you remember your first business trip? It is a landmark, a statement of your rising place in the corporate firmament. The world opens up, bright new horizons adorned by hotels with overflowing mini-bars, meetings on the 87th floor, offices with glorious urban panoramas, and the extended leg room of business class.
Yet, after the bright new beginning, business travel can quickly become hard work, jet-setting drudgery. This is a pity. True, constant travelling is demanding and exhausting. But it can also be enriching and endlessly stimulating.
The question for globe-trotting businesspeople and domestic business travellers alike is how they can maximize the value of business travel for themselves and their organizations. If business travel is a given, what can be done to keep down the costshuman and financial? What can business travellers do to make the experience less exhausting, ease some of the frustration, and generally improve its effectiveness?
The Financial Times Guide to Business Travel aims to help make life easier, richer and more enlightening for business travellers everywhere. The main focus is on international business travellers, for whom air travel is the most frequent mode of transport, and navigating cultural nuances is the most acute business challenge they now face. Yet much of the advice applies equally to those whose business trips are predominantly domestic. It is a collection of tips, tricks of the trade, and anecdotes from those who fill the corporate skies and clog the transport arteries of the world.
The Financial Times Guide to Business Travel is not the final word. Theworld of businesstravel is all embracing, too big to be confined to a singlevolume. (For this reason the Guide does not include recommendations ofhotels or restaurants - there are many other books that do so.) Rather theGuide is a compendium of practical insights and experiences, more of asmorgasbord than a club sandwich.
The best advice is that routinely, and often insincerely, tendered in hotel receptions and restaurants worldwide: enjoy. We mean it.
Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove