What you may not know is that Clark included an entire chapter (six pages!) called “The Savvy Business Traveler” about yours truly, TICKET editor Chris McGinnis! Yep, buy the book and flip to page 205 and you can see it for yourself!
Via an interview with me, Clark explains how my life (going all the way back to my childhood!) led to a career as a travel correspondent and consultant. He also reveals a lot of my top tips and best advice for business travelers. Of course and as usual, the book is peppered full of great practical and advice and tips…so buy it!
I’d like to highlight a few paragraphs from the chapter that I thought might stimulate a little dialog here on The TICKET. Take a read and please respond below!
Interestingly, Chris does not believe business travel is more difficult today than it was a generation or two ago.
‘I know I’ll get a lot of disagreement on this one, but having watched business travel closely over the last twenty years, I’m confident to say that business travel has improved enormously, and this has a lot to do with the transparency brought on by the Internet.’
Chris says that we have far more control over our trips than we used to– and control is all important to the business traveler.
‘Think of all the other advances we have now… Wi-Fi on planes; no smoking on planes; safer, new hotels; big, bright airport terminals; seats that fold into flat beds for sleeping on overnight flights; modern trains from airport to city; a fast and easy rental car process. All of these were dreams of business travelers back in what many like to call ‘the golden age of travel,’ when everyone dressed up to fly. Hogwash!
So dear TICKET reader… what do you think? Is business travel better or worse than it was in ‘the golden age of travel?” In your eyes, is the experience getting better…or worse? Please leave your comments below.
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