The Survivor's Guide to Business Travel (2ND)

The Survivor's Guide to Business Travel (2ND)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 320 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780749438258
  • DDC分類 338

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Written by travel writer and broadcaster Roger Collis, this is an insider's guide to surviving the crowded skies. It provides tips on everything the business traveller needs to survive, from beating jetlag to getting airline upgrades, plus how to combine business with pleasure and make the most of frequent flier miles. The book also examines issues such as airport congestion, the impact of information technology and concern over security matters.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   viii
Introduction 1 (3)
Introduction to the second edition 4 (5)
Part 1 Preparing
Staying ahead of the game 9 (3)
The right question at the right time 12 (4)
Getting the best rate at hotels 16 (4)
Choosing a travel agent 20 (2)
Getting to grips with company travel costs 22 (2)
Stretching the travel budget 24 (6)
Airlines wage war on ticket ruses 30 (4)
Airline alliances: are they passenger 34 (6)
friendly?
High-tech help for the corporate traveler 40 (3)
Travel solutions for small-business budgets 43 (4)
Second-guessing your travel agent 47 (4)
Traveling on the Net 51 (5)
Is your journey really necessary? 56 (3)
`Virtual conferencing': an alternative to 59 (4)
travel?
Lifestyles in the skies 63 (4)
Sizing up the value of business class 67 (4)
Getting the most out of your mileage and 71 (5)
loyalty programs
The price of success: are mileage plans 76 (6)
losing their luster?
Perks for top fliers 82 (2)
Save money by flying around the world 84 (3)
Air passes offer bargains 87 (7)
Seeking a welcome for women travelers 94 (7)
Meetingmanship 101 (3)
Making meetings work 104 (4)
Flights of fancy: rewarding high fliers 108 (3)
Taking your partners 111 (3)
Extending the pleasure principle 114 (5)
Chartering a flight to freedom 119 (8)
The airport on the doorstep 127 (4)
No-frills options grow 131 (6)
Rail travel gathers speed 137 (6)
Keeping yourself fit for business 143 (5)
The growing menace of malaria 148 (6)
The ins and outs of travel in Eastern Europe 154 (6)
Cover yourself with insurance 160 (5)
Playing your cards right 165 (6)
Part 2 Traveling
Getting to the plane on time 171 (4)
Taming the hostile airport 175 (6)
The lowdown on airline upgrades 181 (4)
Avoiding the airline bump 185 (6)
Sizing up the rules for carry-ons 191 (6)
Holding on to your luggage 197 (5)
Zeroing in on the weather 202 (5)
Mobile phones: the cost of keeping in touch 207 (5)
Calling the shots with global calling cards 212 (4)
Money management on the move 216 (3)
The art of keeping out of touch 219 (3)
How to beat Murphy's Law 222 (3)
Fighting for survival in cattle class 225 (4)
Setting your biological clock 229 (4)
A friendly voice on the road 233 (3)
Some of my best friends are strangers 236 (3)
Have expenses, will travel 239 (3)
Security tips 242 (7)
Part 3 Arriving
City guides at your fingertips 249 (4)
Driving a better bargain 253 (7)
Taxis: how to avoid being taken for a ride 260 (6)
The gentle art of complaining 266 (2)
Hotels that dare to be different 268 (9)
Getting connected on the road 277 (2)
Trading across to three-star luxury 279 (5)
Staying at home on the road 284 (7)
Making business trips less taxing 291 (4)
Management by absence 295 (3)
It's not what you say... it's how you say it 298 (8)
Making your presents felt 306 (3)
Useful travel Web sites 309 (11)
Index 320