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Embrace Adventure on Your Business Trip with an Iceland Stopover

“Go North. Go West. Go East and explore.” Andri Kristinsson, Travelade founder, connected with 30STF from the remote Icelandic highlands, as he trekked between isolated mountain huts. 30STF spoke with Kristinsson about how Travelade procures customizable itineraries to suit the savvy, millennial business traveler on their extended stopover to Iceland in addition to leisure travelers. […]

Are Japanese Capsule Hotels and Ryokan Inns Too Shocking for Western Business Travelers?

Picture Bill Murray in Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation. Murray’s character, Bob, has traveled to Tokyo on business, and he spends most of his time between gigs at the hotel bar of the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Then, he takes a nighttime dip in the rooftop pool. Rinse. Repeat. Bob’s defining characteristic is that […]

How Airlines are Working to Win Back Your Trust

Let’s face it: flying freaks people out. We’re land creatures, for Christ’s sake! It’s unnatural. A story that rats out an airline for freaking people out even more unnecessarily, then, is the stuff of nightmares — the updated, real life Snakes on a Plane, this time called 2017. In it, you can be shoved, dragged, […]

Flying Without a Laptop: How to Be Productive

With the recent developments in the laptop ban on flights to the U.S., business travelers are searching for ways to make use of their time in the air. In late March, the US department of Homeland Security decided to initiate the electronics ban on 10 airports flying out of the Middle East. This came because […]

How to Not Get Kicked Off a Plane this Summer

Remember being cooped up with your brothers or sisters in the back seat on a long road trip? Remember how fun, relaxed, and peaceful that was? It should come as no surprise that being on a plane, much like a sedan packed with three kids, two adults, and one bullmastiff, comes with the same hair-pulling […]

Are Private Jet Services on the Verge of Disrupting the Business Travel Market?

Several incidents in 2017 have reduced consumer confidence in the North American legacy carriers. United Airlines forcibly removed an innocent passenger from a commercial flight to make room for company employees. Not to be outdone, an American Airlines steward struck a female passenger in the face with her stroller. Most recently, British Airways suffered a […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) Connects to Business Travel

The world is becoming more and more connected. It has become easier for the business traveler to not only work remotely through technological innovations that enable connection, such as Slack, Skype, and now, travel bots, but to also increase enjoyment of the physical act of traveling through the explosion of the internet of things, or […]

8 Tools That Can Ease the Language Barrier for Business Travelers

Globalisation has caused a paradigm shift in the way businesses function, with increasing international cooperation and decreasing significance of borders. In fact, according to a 2016 study by Wells Fargo, 87 percent of U.S. companies agree that international expansion is needed for long-term growth, with emerging markets providing the greatest opportunities (69 percent).  Keeping these […]

How to Command Your Company’s Duty of Care Overseas

In the 2015 film Spy, directed by Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who supports Jude Law on his espionage missions. Although she’s not out in the field with him, McCarthy’s character (Susan Cooper) is connected to Jude Law (Bradley Fine) via tiny POV cameras, GPS tracking and a walkie-talkie earpiece. Susan coaches […]

Navigating Relationships on Your Next Business Trip to China

We are all aware of the growing importance and influence of China in business, today. The coastal cities have seen incredibly rapid urbanization in the past decade, translating into a rise in discretionary income and thus, an explosion of growth in their consumer markets. However, with the maturation of urban cities’ markets, companies have been […]
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