business travel

Top 10 Tips To Pack Lighter Luggage

By Diana Laskaris

10 things to make your next trip a little easier

dress to impress?

An ongoing debate continues about "dressing for success" versus dressing for comfort. Executives, employees and business consultants weigh in on this matter with different points of view. Variations in industry, economic conditions, even individual companies determine where on a spectrum those opinions fall.

We can break it down into a few major opinions as follows:

the most important habit

Many of us have read or at least heard about Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." While tomes have probably been written and explored about Covey and his principles, we feel that it's worth spending a little time on the one habit we think is most important when dealing with people in an international business setting.

make the most of convention travel

For many of us, professional travel can be an absolute nightmare. Going to some distant
place with a back-breaking schedule of meetings and conference sessions, workshops or
trade show booth duty, listening to endless lectures, shaking hundreds of hands or making
the same presentation multiple times a day. It can be a drag.

But, with a little bit of foresight and advanced planning, we can turn our professional
obligation into a great opportunity to cash in on some perks that come from being

destination highlights coming soon!

Looking for some of the best sites and cultural experiences you can take in on a quick business trip? Be sure to check back here soon as we offer destination highlights designed for the business traveler.

the ascott - great beijing business hotel

If you are planning a business trip to Beijing, China, chances are you might want to stay near the central business district. If you're looking for very comfortable, business-oriented accommodations that are also a good value, consider the Ascott Beijing. 


business travel guides

For some of us, business travel is a significant part of our cultural experiences. We explore the best ideas for business trip success and help you make the most of the time you have when visiting your business destination. Soon we'll also be providing you with cultural guides that give you the insights, tips and information that will aid you in making a great impression in your business dealings, show you the best of where to go and what to do while you're at your destination, provide specific cultural tips, and make suggestions for the most successful business travel possible.

quick international business etiquette tips

One of the most important aspects of being successful in international business ventures is learning and understanding the cultural context, traditions, customs and expectations of your counterparties. We will look in-depth at many intercultural business issues in the time ahead. But for a starter, here are a few quick international business etiquette tidbits to consider.

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