Thursday, April 17, 2014

Business Travelers Spend More Time in Air Than at Destination

New report reveals that business people are willing to go the distance showing the significance placed on face-to-face meetings. For more information, check it out at: 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

U.S. Business Travel Spend Poised to Rise in 2014

U.S. business travel spending is now expected to rise 7.1 percent in 2014 to $293.3 billion.  For more information, go to… 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Look: Waldorf Astoria Opens in Jerusalem

The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem hotel stands in the heart of Jerusalem at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mammilla Streets, just minutes from the Jaffa Gate. The design of this Jerusalem hotel blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture into the preserved 80-year-old fa├žade. For more information go to…

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Results Are In! Airline Quality Rating 2014

In it's 24th year, the Arline Quality Rating report was published earlier this month, ranking the top 15 airlines in this order:

  1. Virgin America
  2. JetBlue
  3. Hawaiian
  4. Delta
  5. Alaska
  6. Endeavor Air (subsidiary of Delta Airlines, flying as DeltaConnection)
  7. US Airways
  8. Southwest
  9. American
  10. Air Tran
  11. Frontier
  12. United
  13. ExpressJet (subsidiary of SkyWest)
  14. SkyWest (serves as a feeder airline, operating under contract with various major carriers)
  15. American Eagle

The report shows that as a whole, the industry improved overall performance quality for 2013 with the highest industry score in the history of the report. United Airlines shows the greatest improvement while Air Tran showed the greatest decline.

The report was published by Brent D. Bowen of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, Arizona and Dean E. Headley of Wichita State University - Kansas.

To view the full report, click here!

Airline Quality Rating Report

Friday, March 21, 2014

Smart Microphones

The newest app that you need for a successful meeting has been released and it is called Crowd Mics. This new app allows audience members to use their iPhones and Androids as a microphone. To enable this app the speaker must simply plug their smartphone into the room’s sound system. Once the app is activated they create a name and access code and give it to the audience members that have already downloaded the free app. The speaker has options for different settings that give him control of who is able to speak and when. If an audience member wishes to speak they simply tap their smartphone and they will appear in a chronological order on the speaker’s phone. Per their request the speaker can opt to enable that individual’s microphone or mute them. The speaker can turn on the group’s “open mic” mode to enable everyone to speak as they please. This app allows for audience members to submit comments to the presenter and offers polling functions. The event organizer will be charged nothing for Crowd Mics app for first 20 people and only $25 for the first 50 people.