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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The new flight data storage law: Which information is detected?

In April, the new law about flight data storage has been launched and since then, airlines are obliged to convey comprehensive data sets of their passengers to the Federal Criminal Police office to encourage counterterrorism. The information gets stored for five years and can be exchanged between the states of the EU if required. But which data is ascertained actually? The fewest will know about this in detail. But especially the frequent flyers among you should be interested in which of their dates is saved. We will elucidate you: First of all, obvious facts like your last, your first and… [...]

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Useful Apps for Business Trips

A business trip can entail unexpected complications. From uncomfortable seats in the aeroplane via lacking internet access through to overextension with foreign currencies – and withal, you should keep track of travel costs and appointments. We reveal several apps which simplify your life on business trips and preserve you from unnecessary stress: Hopper and SeatGuru Hopper helps you out with your flight booking and is especially suitable for the harried and less flexible type of business traveller. After the input of the travel data, all the flight options are displayed and the cheapest among them are colour-coded. Moreover, the app… [...]

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How to insure your Employees on Business Trips properly

As employer you have to perform your duty of care of your staff which includes the protection from jeopardies related to the exercise of occupation. This also applies to business trips, of course, which certainly entail higher risks than common professional activities. In case of an accident with following surgery and return transport into the home country, costs in five-place regions can emerge which can be fatal, especially for small enterprises. Considering this, the right insurance is the essential thing when it comes to the protection of your employees. We reveal what must be considered thereby: Services of the employer’s… [...]

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How you can utilize your next Business Trip for Networking

Contacts are essential in occupational life nowadays. Of course, also hard work is rewarded, but by help from the outside, often new possibilities are opened up to you. Be it the assignment that your company would not have received without your connections or the tempting job offer that would not have come to your knowledge without your contact. Regularly, the best chances are only presented to you because you know someone who knows someone and so on… And where could networking go better than on a business trip? The relaxed and natural atmosphere makes it easy to socialize. We will… [...]

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Tips for avoiding Stress on Business Trips

You are already under stress anyway as you want to get to your appointments punctually and then your flight is delayed as well and you miss your connection. Sounds familiar? After we have informed you about how to save ready cash in our last blog article, we deliver you useful tips today, how you can also save precious time on your next business trip. Efficiently packing a suitcase As banal as it might sound at first, but just a wisely packed suitcase can save you a lot of time. It helps enormously to create a list of all the essential… [...]

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Rip-off on Business Trips

Of course, you should not always expect the worst of your fellows, as you also get surprised in a positive way often enough. Nonetheless, there is a saying that undoubtedly applies: “Better safe than sorry”. This is the reason why we listed the things you should regard on your next business trip in the following, so that you will not get pulled over the barrel. Data Piracy at ATMs It occurs that cheaters place unremarkable devices on cashpoints in order to read off important account information from your credit card and to transfer it onto their blank card, so that… [...]

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The four Types of Business Travellers

Business trips currently are totally in vogue and for many employees they belong to their working routine by now. The hotel loyalty club Wanup has extracted four types of business travellers from their numerous members who all impose different requirements on a hotel. Do you already know which type you match? The Luxurious Travellers If you recognize yourself in this category, you probably work for a multinational company. Money does not play a huge role for you. So you can definitely afford to make high demands. This is already the case with the journey, wherefore the luxurious travellers fly business… [...]

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Reading Tips for Business Trips

The next business trip is lying ahead and you do not know how to spend your spare time best yet? This is the best opportunity to read a book once again. And in order to use the storage space in your suitcase for appropriate business clothes instead of weighty tomes, we selected the best eBooks for you that you can easily read on your tablet or smartphone. “The $100 Startup“ Actually you are not absolutely satisfied with your job, your colleagues or your employer and would rather go into business for yourself? Then let yourself get gripped by your ambition… [...]

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