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Business Travel - A Luxury or a Necessity?

by Anjeeta 24. June 2009 12:15

Rachel Maarten is an associate with a leading consulting firm. She is currently in the process of juggling two important international consulting projects, one with a client who is based in Basel, Switzerland and the other with a client based in Tokyo, Japan. These projects are expected to continue for the next few months and require her to travel away from her base in New York City for weeks on end. Rachel, unlike many other business travelers, thrives on long haul travel to far away destinations especially since she gets to make her trips in the plush business class cabin of a leading carrier.

Arun Sohni is employed as a Vice President in the IT department of an investment bank in New York City; he was recently given charge of a QA department based in the London branch of the bank. This role necessitates him traveling to London every month as he is in the process of building his QA team. Though Arun hates to travel, he thinks it is important for him to make these monthly trips to the London office especially when he has a role that cannot be fulfilled effectively through remote management. Additionally, what makes these trips bearable is that his bank’s travel department has assigned him business class flights for these transatlantic trips.

Both Rachel and Arun, regard their business travel as essential for the successful fulfillment of their roles as they say that despite the recent advances in technology and video conferencing, there is no substitute for faceto face meetings especially in situations that involve dealings with foreign clients or remote supervision. These away meetings along with conventions and incentive travel are essential for the successful conduct of modern business. 

However during the uncertain times of the current global economic downturn many firms are doing away with business travel entirely or if the business trip is considered to be absolutely essential they are convincing their executives to fly in the coach cabin on even long haul flights that last for more than eight hours in an effort to manage costs. Rachel says if she is forced to fly in coach on her fourteen hour flight from JFK to Narita, she will not be able to function when she lands in Japan. Currently, the only way she copes with jet lag is by sleeping throughout the journey on the flat bed that her business class flight affords her.

Business travel is a necessary tool of commerce that not only aids the companies themselves but it also helps the various arms of the travel industry like airlines and hotels. In fact airlines depend greatly on business class travelers for much their needed revenue.

Yes, firms do need to cut costs but instead of eliminating business travel entirely or cutting back on business class travel they should try and administer their travel management programs more efficiently by using companies like FareBuzz. Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of cheap business class flights. Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines it is able to procure cheap business class deals to almost all worldwide destinations. Booking business class travel through Fare Buzz provides savings of over 70% as compared to tickets booked through regular channels. Moreover these Cheap Business Class Airline Tickets come with all the perks of a full priced ticket like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Booking your business class travel with Fare Buzz ensures your business travel is a necessity and not a luxury. Call Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 for a quote today!

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Free One-Way upgrade on Air China

by Stewart 23. June 2009 13:35
Air China has announced Business Class Travel promotion from New York to Beijing or Shanghai.
Passengerswhen buying normal Economy or Business Class Airfares are eligible toget one free one-way upgrade to Business and First class respectively.This promotion is good for all tickets issued by June 20th, 2009 andtravel commencing by August31st, 2009. To take advantage of thisBusiness & First Class Flights promotion, call 1-888-808-4123 oremail Ratedesk@farebuzz.com

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Lot Polish Airlines – Business Class Travel Promotion

by Syed 23. June 2009 10:26

Lot Polish Airlines has announced Business Class Travel Companion Promotion for travel commencing 01 Jul 09 – 31 Aug 09. This business class sale is valid for tickets issued between June 23rd and July 10th 09. This promotion is valid for two passengers traveling together. First passenger pays 100% fare, the second passenger get 80% discount of the fare. For more details on this fantastic business class flights promotion, call 1-888-808-4123 or email Ratedesk@farebuzz.com

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Free One-Way upgrade on Air China

by Syed 23. June 2009 10:22
Air China has announced Business Class Travel promotion from New York to Beijing or Shanghai.
Passengers when buying normal Economy or Business Class Airfares are eligible to get one free one-way upgrade to Business and First class respectively. This promotion is good for all tickets issued by June 20th, 2009 and travel commencing by August31st, 2009. To take advantage of this Business & First Class Flights promotion, call 1-888-808-4123 or email Ratedesk@farebuzz.com

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Iberian Airlines – Business Plus Promotional Fares

by Syed 22. June 2009 19:09
Iberian Airlines has introduced Business Class Travel promotion to Spain, Europe & Middle-East.
Round-trip Business Class Fares start as low as 2400/- plus taxed roundtrip. This business class flights promotion is valid for travel commencing thru September 04th, 2009 and completed by September 10th, 2009. All tickets must be issued on or before Auguts14th, 2009. To take advantage of this great offer, call 1-888-808-4123 or email Ratedesk@farebuzz.com
 

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