The Official Guide to Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo European Delivery Programs


Every year, thousands of travelers go to Europe and return with a larger-than-average souvenir: a brand new automobile. Indeed, since the 1960s, several hundred thousand Americans have visited Gothenburg, Ingolstadt, Munich, and Stuttgart with that goal in mind, mixing in a driving experience while taking in the local food, world-famous museums and art galleries, and the Gemütlichkeit of western Europe.
These tourists aren’t importing the cars themselves nor are they purchasing …

Lobby Bar – August 8: Kind Pandas, Proud Mountains, Naughty Tweets, and Apocalypse Food


The Lobby Bar – A Rather Silly Summary Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Please leave a message.  Jonathan Spira recounts a recent 40-minute Delta flight from Washington to New York, which was delayed for nearly three hours.  Despite his multiple attempts to contact Jesse, he couldn’t reach him for access to his time traveling machine.
Boy slang.  Join us for a ride in a BMW 535d to Bear Mountain.  …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 2, 2014


As another weekend quickly approaches, we bring to you the most important highlights from the past week.  Don’t forget to take a look at these engaging and informative news and features before you head to the beach this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira paid a visit to the health-conscious Even Hotel Rockville in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this week.  Join Jonathan as he enjoys a tasty but nourishing breakfast, samples the hotel’s signature …

Elvis’ Lost BMW 507: A Special Exhibition at the BMW Museum


MUNICH – The King may be dead but the King’s car is back. BMW unveiled the mythical BMW 507 that originally belonged to singer Elvis Presley at a ceremony at the BMW Museum in Munich.
Called “Elvis’ 507: lost & found,” the special exhibit opened on Wednesday. It will be open to the public for two weeks and will feature the King’s original BMW 507 in its unrestored condition.  Following the …

Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City


Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

BMW announced it is adding street parking in San Francisco for its car-sharing program, DriveNow. The company will add 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to its fleet, which will be available on San Francisco streets and at 17 DriveNow locations in the Bay Area, including Palo Alto and both San Francisco and Oakland International Airport.
DriveNow was launched in Germany in 2011, and is a part of BMW i, BMW’s brand …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, and credit card loyalty program. Balloting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have a final opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel-related Web …