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InterContinental Berlin – Hotel Review

InterContinental Berlin – Hotel Review

Berlin Mitte is literally the center of Berlin and the InterContinental Berlin, which  opened in 1978, is in the middle of the German capital and is well-known among frequent business travelers to the city. Conveniently located on the Budapester Straße next to the Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten), it is about a 30-minute taxi ride from Tegel Airport and about 40 minutes from Schönefeld Airport and the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

If you’ve been waiting to vote, wait no longer.  Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program.  Balloting for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have an opportunity to give praise where it’s due.  You will also have a chance to win a Tumi Alpha T-Pass Organizer Brief and historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This …

British Airways First Class Flight 114 New York JFK – London Heathrow – Review

British Airways First Class Flight 114 New York JFK – London Heathrow – Review

Entering Terminal 7 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, having arrived a few hours early for my 9:50 p.m. flight to London Heathrow, I headed left for British Airways’ dedicated First and Club World check-in, which was a calming oasis from the hubbub. With no one waiting in the First Class line, I had my boarding pass in seconds. The dedicated security line took about five minutes to get through.
Before …

What Are Your Favorite Hotels and Airlines?

What Are Your Favorite Hotels and Airlines?

There was that elegant hotel in Italy with the concierge who got those last-minute front-row tickets.  The fantastic service and the lie-flat beds on the flight to Tokyo that allowed you to arrive fresh for that important meeting.  The wonderful meal at that chic downtown hotel in New York City that helped you seal the deal.  A fantastic room-service breakfast to start the day off right.
Everyone has favorites, and the …

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in Q1 2012

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in Q1 2012

In the first three months of this year. we gave you the info you wanted first, with reviews of the new iPad, the BMW 328i Sedan, and A380 and Dreamliner flights. You responded, and continue to do so enthusiastically, casting your votes for your favorite airlines, hotels, and airports in our first-ever GlobeRunner Awards.
Here are the stories that engaged you, from the latest on lie-flat seats to the low down …

Travel Executive of the Month – Sara Kearney, SVP Brands, Hyatt

Travel Executive of the Month  – Sara Kearney, SVP Brands, Hyatt

As senior vice president, brands for Hyatt, 25-plus-year Hyatt veteran Sara Kearney defines the customer experience for every Hyatt brand, and works to differentiate and communicate the positioning of Hyatt brands to guests, owners, and associates.
“I worked my way through college as a reservations agent working nights at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and just never left!” Kearney recalls with typical modesty about her upward career trajectory.
Following her stint at …

South African Airways Launches New Service to Maun, Botswana with SA Airlink

South African Airways Launches New Service to Maun, Botswana with SA Airlink

South African Airways is launching new daily service between Johannesburg, South Africa and Maun, Botswana, the gateway to the popular Okavango Delta safari destination.
SAA’s regional partner SA Airlink will operate the flight beginning June 15, 2012 using 37-seat Embraer ERJ 137 regional jets. The new flight, SA 8300, will depart Johannesburg at 11:45 a.m. and arrive in Maun at 1:15 p.m. Flight SA 8301 will depart Maun at 2 p.m. …