HotelChatter.com. "HotelChatter is a daily web
magazine chronicling hotel stories worldwide.
HotelChatter is dedicated to covering everything related
to hotels and lodging around the world, we cover hotel
deals and reviews, which celebrities are staying where,
hotel industry news, tips for booking online, the hotels
you should stay away from, the hotels you should book, and
Our publication is updated multiple times daily, and is
always delivering the freshest information on 'where to
stay when you leave.'"
InFlightHQ.com. "inFlightHQ is a blog that
publishes tools, tips, and techniques for being productive
at 30,000 feet. inFlightHQ is sponsored by Connexion by
Boeing. Connexion by Boeing provides in-flight Internet
access at a speed comparable to what you experience in a
broadband home or office environment. Business travellers
can access what they want when they want it, including their
e-mail, the latest news, stock quotes, and online retailers.
Or they can make the most of their travel time to learn more
about their destination, itinerary, and even make
Weary. "I travel for work. I have no fear of flying. I have a
paralyzing fear of baggage claim. No matter how successful any given trip
may be, there's always some travel provider -- an airline, a hotel, a cab
company, somebody who will add a bit of misery to the experience. It's
inevitable. I need a place to vent, to kvetch, to complain. This is it.
Welcome to my life on the road. If you need to know any more than this, I
have a business web site and a blog dedicated to the work I do, and you're
welcome to visit either or both. But this blog, this blog is just about
business travel. And it isn't pretty."
Business Travel Web Sites
About.com Business Travel. About.com's business
travel section provides a wide array of business and
non-business travel information.
Supports a business travel magazine of the same name.
National Business Travel Association (NBTA).
"NBTA is a trade association dedicated to promoting the value of business
travel management. The Association creates a direct connection between
corporate travel buyers and suppliers, and serves as the leading source of
information, education, and networking in the business travel industry."
U.S. Department of State.
What the Department of State does: "The Executive Branch and Congress have constitutional
responsibilities for U.S. foreign policy, and within the
Executive Branch, the Department of State (DoS) is the
lead U.S. foreign affairs agency. DoS plays the primary
role in leading interagency coordination in developing and
implementing foreign policy; manages foreign affairs
resources; leads and coordinates U.S. representation
abroad; conducts negotiations and concludes agreements and
treaties on issues ranging from trade to nuclear weapons;
and coordinates and supports international activities of
other U.S. agencies and officials.
Offices and bureaus within DoS that do not report directly
to the Secretary of State are organized in groups to
support policy planning, coordination, and execution.
These groups, or offices, are managed by six under
secretaries who report to the secretary and serve as the
department's "corporate board" on foreign policy.
The Office of the Under Secretary for Management is
responsible for management improvement initiatives;
security; the department's information technology
infrastructure; support services for domestic and overseas
operations; consular affairs; and personnel matters,
including retirement programs, recruitment, career
development, training, and medical services."
The U.S. Department of State provides information to
Americans traveling abroad and to visitors to the U.S.
The following are major areas of interest on their Web