The web is a valuable source for travel information – whether you want to make reservations, get recommendations, or learn more about a particular destination.
Below are some of the online resources I’ve come to rely on for travel planning. Make a point to visit each site. Explore what each has to offer. Sign up for their free newsletters. Visit them regularly to become familiar with the ins and outs of travel planning. You’ll become more knowledgeable and gain confidence in your abilities. Your executives will appreciate the value-added support.
- Frommers (www.frommers.com) – Frommers has destination info, hotels, trip ideas, deals, news, tips and tools, blogs, member forums, and more!
- TripIt (www.tripit.com) – With the simple forward of an email, you can turn your flight, hotel, and rental car information into a mobile travel itinerary that organized everything in one convenient location. All of the trip details are accessible from mobile devices or can be printed for your traveler to have in hand.
- Landlopers (www.landlopers.com) – Explore destinations worldwide, find great restaurants, and research the best means of transportation (planes, trains, ships). Check out their “top travel tips” page – specifically the “top travel apps.”
- Christopher Elliott (www.elliott.org) – Christopher Elliott is a consumer advocate, multimedia journalist and professional speaker known for his practical advice and creative solutions to customer-service problems primarily in the travel industry.
- SeatGuru (www.seatguru.com) – Ever had one of your travelers complain about their airline seat size, location, or legroom? SeatGuru includes more than 700 airplane seat maps from nearly 100 different airlines.
- FlightStats (www.flightstats.com) – Track flights, view airport delay information, find out what the weather is like in the destination city, set up alerts, and much more. This site can help you troubleshoot potential delays before they ever occur with a few mouse clicks.
- The Schengen Visa (Schengenvisainfo.com) – A Schengen Visa makes it easier for a traveler to travel between its 26 member countries. This site explains everything you need to know about the visa, including how to apply for one.
- Limolink (www.limolink.com/) – Reserve chauffeured limo or car service in cities around the world. This site allows you to locate providers and book reservations.
- Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands – This book by Terri Morrison and Wayne Conaway is a great read on how to do business in different countries and abide by international customs.
- Travel Weekly (www.TravelWeekly.com) Travel Weekly delivers late-breaking news, analysis, and research on the travel industry. It provides travel planners with a global perspective through in-depth coverage of airlines, car rentals, cruises, destinations, hotels and tour operator as well as technology, economic and governmental issues.
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