Planning Business Trips more carefully

More than 80 percent of the chief executives hold the view that the personal client contact is crucial for a successful business deal. However, particularly foreign travels often present a great burden to the employees, especially regarding the currently prevailing political turmoils. We will reveal the most common stress factors and how you can prevent them by the right planning: Reasons for stress on business trips The most common reason for stress on business trips relate to a lack of planning. The prevailing fear is, for instance, to miss the flight or the train and therefore not being able to… [...]

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This helps against Aviophobia

More than 20 percent of the people worldwide are afraid of flying to some degree. Hence, aviophobia is a widespread problem which especially business travellers cannot avoid so easily. Therefore, we have collected a few tips which will help you to overcome your nervousness: First of all, you should try to relax before the flight. Arriving late at the airport in order to put off the evil hour, is rather a bad strategy. Better check in online a few days beforehand and be on site early. Then, you can walk around and climb stairs which helps to reduce the adrenaline… [...]

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The most Extraordinary Means of Transport in the World (2)

In our last blog article, we have already introduced the Egyptian Felucca, the Cuban Coco Taxi and the Filipino Habal-Habal. But there are still many other curious means of transportation, that you should obligatory utilise on your next business trip: The Dutch Amfibus Many cities cannot only be explored in a sightseeing bus ashore, but also from the water with an excursion ship. In order that you do not have to decide on one of the two and therefore miss half of the attractions, there is the Amfibus in Rotterdam. Since 2011 it has been used as tourist boat and… [...]

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The most Extraordinary Means of Transport in the World

If you are thinking about distinctive features of a country, probably architectural sights and culinary delicacies will come to your mind at first. But something is still missing… The means of transport, of course! And maybe you get the possibility to try the characteristic transportations on a business trip. If cabs, busses and trains are too mainstream for you, the following vehicles should be to your liking: The Egyptian Felucca The Egyptian Felucca is a wooden sailing boat with two masts that can come up with a long history. Formerly, the Felucca has been utilised as battle and pirate ship,… [...]

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Tips for LGBT Business Travellers

In contrast to tourists, business travellers have no choice to which places they are sent due to their job. And if the company needs a representative in a backward country where homosexuality is not tolerated or even punished, this means unimaginable stress for LGBT business travellers. The ManAboutWorld Magazine therefore has created the ultimate LGBT Guide to Business Travel which shall simplify the life of homosexual business passengers. Before starting the official trip Unfortunately, in more than 76 countries, showing homosexuality still means a punishable offense. In order that also LGBT business travellers can feel safe there, a lot must… [...]

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Corporate Car Sharing instead of Company Cars

Often, company cars are used very rarely and sometimes even are just parking in the motor pool for a whole week without being used. Especially with department vehicles, it can unfavourably occur that the official car stands around unnecessarily although the neighbour department might have needed it. There is no exchange as everybody wants to have the freedom to access a car at every time. We will present you an innovative alternative today: Stationary based vs free-floating car sharing Cambio and Flinkster already offer stationary based car sharing, where the vehicles are parked in fixed locations and can be reserved… [...]

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Why you should have Ryanair back on the screen again

The low-budget airline Ryanair was out of the question for many people because of the bad service, lacking options for transfer and the landing on remote airports. But perhaps it is about time now to reconsider this attitude as the Irish carrier has implemented a lot of improvements and revolutionised its performances. We will inform you about the most important changes: Ryanair deploys more and more planes directly at the airports of German metropolises like Hamburg, Nuremberg, Frankfurt and soon maybe also in Munich. This means, that you will not surprisingly land far off the beaten track and have to… [...]

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Summer in Munich

The past days proved it beyond doubt: summer found its way into the Bavarian state capital! And where could you spend a more exciting summer than in Munich? For the upcoming hot months, there is already a diverse programme that we would like to present to you in the following:   Tollwood At the moment, the motley Tollwood summer festival takes place in the Olympic Park. Here, you will find culinary bio-delicacies from all over the world, great live music and numerous booths with creative craftsmanship until the 16th of July. Moreover, the organisers are very involved with humans, animals and… [...]

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Abolition of Roaming Charges: really no hidden costs anymore?

On the 15th of June, the roaming charges within the EU have been abolished and the cell phone providers are not allowed to charge expensive overseas fees anymore. “Roam like at home” is the new motto – you pay for phone calls, short messages and data traffic the same prices like you are used to from at home. Sounds great at first, but unfortunately, there are still traps for mobile phone users abroad. We will reveal what must be considered: Caution in Switzerland! What might sound obvious at first, can be forgotten easily: the omission of EU roaming charges does… [...]

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Summer at the Derag Livinghotels

The days are getting hotter, the nights shorter and outside, the insects are buzzing over blooming meadows – finally, summer is there, the best time to explore new cities! And nowhere, it is more liveable than in our Derag Livinghotels, centrally located but also in the countryside: What distinguishes us from other hotels Because our hotels and serviced apartments are not situated directly contiguous to  motorways, central stations or airports, so that it is not possible to open a window through the noise and fumes. On the contrary! Our Livinghotels promise calmness, fresh air and especially a high quality of… [...]

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