Category Archives Business Travel

We’ve all had this business trip, right? You’re late leaving the office, traffic to the airport is horrendous and then the line for security is a mile long. The flight is delayed, your seatmate is less than benign, and the hotel bed is lousy. Ugh. Not the best way to be nice and fresh for a day of meetings a…

The headlines scream things about horrifying illnesses and diseases that can seem terrifying – flesh-eating bacteria, ebola, hantavirus, etc. When you’re preparing for a trip abroad, these headlines can turn a little trepidation into full-blown paranoia – what if I catch some hideous brain-devouring disease while I’m on that safari? But as the Wall Street Journal’s Heidi Mitchell writes, the…

If Don Draper was dropped into present day, it’s fair to guess that he’d have a pretty hard time adjusting to American life in 2012. And one of the new realities that would surely make the chain smoking ad man’s head explode is the cultural crackdown on cigarette smoking. For travelers looking to be as healthy as they can be,…

We love to travel, but we hate to fly. It seems like I’m having more and more conversations with people who detest the process of getting on a plane. And that – dealing with the inconvenience of flying – was a major theme this week in the travel media. There’s science behind people’s trepidation. A new study by Air Plus…

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, people are heading out on weekend jaunts to vacation spots an hour or two away – the beach, the mountains, whatever. So the conversation this week has been heavily focused on domestic car travel. But not here! Here at Healthy Travel Blog, we’re talking about what’s happening halfway around the world, in China.…

For most of us, it’s unimaginable to think that you might have to live without a mobile phone for even a couple of hours – and that includes when you’re traveling internationally. More and more, your smartphone is an invaluable travel tool. For this reason BlackBerry owners have to be concerned with the avalanche of bad news surrounding Research in…

A recent study published in Science Daily indicates that the key to being a healthy business traveler is to travel with moderate frequency. Research conducted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health finds that those employees who travel more than 20 days a month and those that do not travel at all are more likely to exhibit poor health…

We recently highlighted the five-year initiative to reduce traffic fatalities in ten countries. It’s led by a consortium of impressive organizations (see below). But if you’re taking to the roads of a foreign country, there are resources available to improve the odds against becoming a statistic. The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) publishes detailed, extensive and very helpful…

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