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Business Travel Article 1

5 Hotel Perks That Make Work Trips Both Fun and Productive for Business Travelers

Business travel slowed significantly when the pandemic hit in 2020, but it's rebounding. Last year, the Global Business Travel Association predicted global business-travel spending would reach $1.4 trillion in 2024.

As business travelers hit the road and take flight, companies can ensure that their work trips are comfortable and enjoyable, starting with accommodations.

We asked four business leaders and entrepreneurs for their advice on how companies could support their employees who travel frequently, and they recommended booking hotels with the following five perks.

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Business Travel Article 2

Here Comes the Sun - This Year's Eclipse is the Top Travel Phenomenon

John Mason has traveled around the world to see eclipses for more than 40 years. Last April, he traveled 20,000 miles to see a total eclipse that lasted 58 seconds on Australia’s remote Christmas Island.

“It’s like a drug, no matter how great an eclipse you’ve seen, you want to see another one,” he said. Mason is an umbraphile – someone who chases eclipses.

This April, he’ll travel over 4,000 miles from the UK to Texas to see his 21st eclipse. 

During a total solar eclipse, the moon blocks out the sun’s face. Total solar eclipses happen around two times every three years but aren’t visible in most locations each time. The next one widely visible in the U.S. will occur on April 8. Mason will lead a 16-day tour centered around the celestial event. 

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Business Travel Article 3

4-Hour Waits at Immigration and $27 Hot Water: Has American Hospitality Lost the Plot?

Last year, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths landed at JFK and it took him four-and-a-half-hours to get through immigration. 

Griffiths oversees an airport that is the model of efficiency: I generally make it through in less than 10 minutes. 

“If anyone from JFK is listening and would like a bit of free consultancy, you know where I am,” joked Griffiths when he shared the story on a morning radio show in Dubai. 

Griffiths’ anecdote puts the spotlight on a worrying trend in American hospitality: Travelers coming to the U.S. from abroad often encounter sloppiness, rudeness, and ineptitude in stereo sound. 

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