Starwood to Give Free Internet Access to SPG Members

Starwood to Give Free Internet Access to SPG Members

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that it will give members of its guest loyalty program free Internet access for stays booked through the Starwood website or app.
The free Internet access will be available starting February 1, 2015 to Starwood Preferred Guest program members who book through any one of the company’s corporate and brand websites, mobile sites, and the SPG app.
An increasing number of travelers, roughly eight in ten in …

Holiday Gift to Readers: Executive Road Warrior Web Defender Anti-Malware Browser Plug-In


Frequent Business Traveler is celebrating the holiday season with the release of Executive Road Warrior Web Defender, a browser plug-in that blocks known malware websites.
Your computer is substantially at risk for malware attacks when traveling and using public Wi-Fi networks.  This free tool will help keep your computer safe from the tens of thousands of websites that could covertly install spyware and malware on it.
The tool will block websites in …

Lobby Bar – November 21: No Blood for Oil, Soothing Cleaning Appliances, and Packing Tips from a Wizard


The Lobby Bar – A Polished, Droll Summary of FBT News and Views 
Harry Packer. Robert Waldner details eight tips for holiday travel packing. For a most successful trip, purchase one of Hermione’s handbags, which measures 12″ x 14″ x 6″ yet somehow manages twelve cubic feet of internal storage. The bag can be found in Diagon Alley’s West 4th Street location in New York City.
To the microscope! Jeremy Del Nero …

New York City to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

New York City to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

New York City announced that it plans to replace public payphones with Links, hubs that provide free public Wi-Fi Internet. The project, called LinkNYC, will generate an estimated more than $500 million in revenue for the city in the first 12 years.
The city plans to add 10,000 Links, which will offer gigabit speeds from a Wi-Fi network. Links will also provide free domestic phone calls, a charging station for phones, …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 8, 2014


November is here and another week comes to an end. Once again, it’s time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may have missed this week. Here are five stories that we think you’ll want to read.
1.) A new FBT poll is surveying frequent flyers about Ebola concerns and if they are affecting travel plans. The poll seeks to address what travelers know about Ebola …

Marriott to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Marriott Rewards Members

Marriott to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Marriott Rewards Members

Marriott announced that it will begin offering complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access to members of its Marriott Rewards program who book stays directly through the company’s website, mobile app, call center, or a Marriott hotel.
The new policy will go into effect beginning January 15 of next year.
Free Wi-Fi will be available at properties under the Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, Marriott Executive Apartments, and AC Hotels by …

Lobby Bar – October 17: Fish Bones, Poetry Trees, Eaten Alive, and the Brand New Apricot aPad


The Lobby Bar – A Smile-Inducing Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views 
Forecast for Hell? It turns out that 86% percent of frequent flyers aren’t too fond of the TSA. When will things begin to improve? That’s still up for debate, but we’ve seen pigs getting fitted for wings, so there may still be hope yet.
Stop. In the name of Security. Apparently nobody is safe from the TSA’s intrusive probing …