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Business Travel View - Shanghai

by Anjeeta 23. September 2009 11:03

China today is one of the world’s largest, fastest growing and most influential economies. At the center of this rapidly developing economy, is the city of Shanghai which is the largest city in China. In fact the populous city of Shanghai, which is home to more than 20 million people, is the epicenter of trade and finance in China. This vibrant and exciting city which is located at the mouth of the great Yangtze River is also one of the busiest cargo ports in the world which in terms of container traffic is the second to only Singapore, the busiest port in the world.

Since the introduction of economic reforms in China in the early 1980’s, Shanghai has grown at a blistering pace and the city which straddles both sides of the Huangpu River is toady a vast, modern metropolis whose skyline is littered with towering skyscrapers. Shanghai is the financial hub of China and it is home to one of the fastest growing stock exchanges in the world, the Shanghai Stock Exchange.Apart from being a financial hub, Shanghai is also a major destination for the headquarters of several multinational corporations who have a presence on the Chinese mainland and the rest of Asia. It is estimated that more than 100 western companies like General Motors, McDonald’s, and FedEx have their Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai, a city which was once known as ‘the Pearl of the Orient’.

Shanghai’s main business district is located within a special economic zone called the Pudong New Area located which on the east bank of the Huangpu River. Pudong faces the Puxi area or old Shanghai which is located on the west bank of the Huangpu River. Puxi is home to the Bund which is the most popular tourist attraction in Shanghai populated as it with several historic buildings. The Pudong New Area characterizes the ambition of ‘New China’ as it has within its environs the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone and the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Pudong’s brash, show-off skyline features several towering sky-scrapers like the oddly shaped Oriental Pearl Tower, the 88 storey Jin Mao Building which hosts the Grand Hyatt hotel, the 101 storey tall Shanghai World Financial Center which hosts the world’s highest hotel, the Park Hyatt Shanghai and the soon-to-be-completed Shanghai Tower which is expected to top 632 meters when it opens in 2014.

Aside from the Pudong New Area, Shanghai has within its boundaries numerous industrial zones like the Shanghai Hongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Jinqiao Export Economic Processing Zone, the Minhang Economic and Technological Development Zone, and Shanghai Caohejing High and New Technological Development Zone. All this frenzied business activity has made Shanghai an extremely important destination on the business traveler’s map as CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs and businessmen of all types head to China in order to access the vast Chinese domestic market and to avail of its large manufacturing base. This business travel traffic is only bound to increase over the next year when Shanghai hosts the World Expo 2010 from the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2010.

To cater to this year round business travel traffic, Shanghai is equipped with two international airports, the Pudong and the Hongquio, though only the Pudong airport is used for international flights while the older Hongquio caters to largely to domestic traffic. Hectic construction activity during recent years has also furnished the city with numerous luxury hotels whose rooms are kitted out with the expected modern conveniences like in-room Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV screens and rainforest showerheads apart from several other luxuries like rooftop bars, Jacuzzis, tai-chi courtyards and all pampering day-spas. Almost all the world’s leading hotel chains have a presence in Shanghai like the Grand Hyatt, the Shangri La, the St Regis, the Westin and the Portman Ritz Carlton and they are soon to be joined by other popular chains like the W Hotels, Banyan Tree and The Waldorf-Astoria.

If your company like several US companies already has a presence in China or if your company would like to gain access to the burgeoning Chinese domestic market, you or your colleagues will need to make frequent business trips to this dynamic and exuberant city. Traveling to Shanghai from the US can be a complicated affair which often involves a long haul flight with connections and long term or short term business hotel stays and you might want to consider using the efficient, cost-effective services of the New York based travel company, Fare Buzz

Fare Buzz has an exclusive relationship with over 60 domestic and international airlines and through this special relationship; it can procure much needed business class tickets which are an essential requirement for long haul business travel at substantial discounts. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Further the team at Fare Buzz is made up of experienced and knowledgeable travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best airline business class fares and hotel deals for your business travel to Shanghai. So if you are planning to align with the world’s fastest growing economy anytime soon do make it a point to call team at Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 to chalk out your oriental odyssey.

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Business Travel View - Post Labor Day

by Anjeeta 16. September 2009 19:15

2009 has been an extremely challenging for the entire travel industry as the recession has compelled most businesses and companies to rethink their travel procurement strategies. This has resulted in a sharp slowdown in business travel which has always been a money spinner for major airlines and hotel chains. The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year predicted that overall domestic air passenger traffic was set to fall nearly 9% during 2009, while international bookings were expected to decline by 2.4% as companies were forced to make deep business travel cuts to grapple with the effects of the global recession.

Business travel which accounts for most first-class and business class ticket sales has suffered greatly from the huge cuts that companies have been compelled to make as they have tried to limit their employees travel or move this travel to the coach cabins for at least short haul journeys. Most companies however believe that business travel is a key element to their success as face to face meetings with suppliers and customers cannot be eliminated no matter how tough the economic conditions for business are. The personal touch is an essential tool of business which just cannot be replicated by advances in telecommunications and video conferencing technologies though a recent UBS survey of 61 influential travel buyers stated that average air spend this year, has declined more than 30 percent which has dealt a devastating blow to the business travel industry. Business travel is the icing on the cake for all major airlines, which have been affected the most by the cuts in travel budgets. If in 2008 the airlines were battling rising fuel costs, in 2009 they have to face the travel demand crisis which has even affected low cost carriers like Southwest which has seen a drop in business travel demand by nearly 25 to 30 percent for certain sectors.

The airlines have tried to aggressively combat travel demand crisis by slashing fares in order to sustain current load factors. These lower fares have extended even to international ticket sales as airlines like British Airways offered previously un-heard of deals for its business class cabin on its lucrative transatlantic route in the spring of 2009. This tactic was quickly copied by a whole host of airlines during the months of April and May which were particularly tough for the airlines.

This trend continued all throughout the summer as airlines tried to sustain their loads and avoid cutting capacity, for fares are far easier to manage when the upturn which typically follows a downturn begins. The US economy has in fact already begun to show signs of recovery as the Federal Reserve in recent days has cautiously averred that economic activity has stabilized and ‘firmed’ in almost all regions of the economy. This has also been reflected in the US stock market which has risen by almost 30% from the levels of historic lows which were experienced in the month of March 2009.

All this augurs well for the business travel industry which has begun to see a slight improvement during September 2009. In fact in a recent Topaz International survey of 260 travel buyers, a small number of buyers even displayed cautious optimism as they stated that they expected business travel spend for the rest of the year to in fact increase as the economy begins to turn.

In anticipation of this upturn, the British legacy carrier, British Airways which recently announced another fare sale across all its cabins for various routes, is all set to launch a new all-business transatlantic service on September 29th 2009 which will connect New York City’s JFK airport with London’s City Airport. This premium service which is aimed at time-pressed business travelers who have to travel frequently between the world’s most prominent finance capitals will initially launch as a daily return service which will increase to a twice daily flight from mid-October 2009. The launch of this new service at such a time indicates that the business travel industry is poised for a take- off yet again.

Most senior managers intuitively understand that employees have to be kept on the road even during an economic downturn as business travel is critical to their success for when business picks up once again they will have a vital edge over competition. If you believe in this school of thought and are looking at ways to cleverly minimize your travel spend, you should consider partnering with the New York City based travel company, Fare Buzz.

Fare Buzz is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of business class travel. The company has an exclusive relationship with over sixty domestic and international airlines and is able to procure cheap business class tickets for 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.

To effectively manage your travel spend and reduce airline, hotel and car rental costs, you need to align with a highly efficient and cost effective procurement agency like Fare Buzz which is equipped with a trained and knowledgeable staff who are on hand seven days a week to ensure that you get the very best travel deals to meet all your company’s goals of maximizing and effectively using the travel budget. Do call Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 to speak to an agent today.

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Business Travel View - São Paulo

by Anjeeta 9. September 2009 10:38
Sao Paulo is the capital of Brazil which along with Russia, India and China has been described as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Accordingly the pace of life in Sao Paulo, which is often called ‘the locomotive of the Brazilian economy’, is fast and frantic. 

Sao Paulo or ‘Sampaul’ as it is called by the locals is a large and bustling city that is home to nearly 20 million people who are popularly known as ‘paulistanos’. Further this city which is also the largest city in Brazil generates approximately 15 percent of Brazil’s GDP. All the major industries of Brazil have a presence in Sao Paulo which is also an important global financial center that is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA), the Future Markets, and the Cereal Market Stock Exchanges. The computerized and thoroughly modern BOVESPA is the largest stock exchange in Latin America and third largest in the world. 

Some of the main industries that are based in Sao Paulo include telecommunications, automotive, pharmaceutical, beauty and cosmetics, fashion, consulting, construction and of course banking. The city has more than 1500 bank branches and also hosts the Brazilian Federal Bank, Banco do Brasil, in its famous Italia Building which was once considered to be the tallest building in South America.

Aside from being an industrial and financial hub, this sprawling city is also equipped with a great selection of meeting halls, trade fair and convention centers as it hosts a number of expositions, conferences, and international trade meetings all year round. Some of the popular venues for these events are the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes Brazil, the Transamerica Expo Center and the Anhembi Show Pavilion.

It is widely acknowledged that Sao Paulo is the best Latin American city to conduct business and 63% of all the international companies that do business in Brazil have their headquarters in Sao Paulo which is an important center for business tourism given its prominent position in Latin America. 

Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport which is also known as Cumbica International is one of is the busiest Brazilian airports plays host to wide array of international and domestic carriers and is well connected by taxi and shuttle bus to the downtown Sao Paulo which is located nearly 25 kilometers away. Apart from its busy airport, Sao Paulo has a number of boutique and business hotels which are favored by the business travelers who visit this city all year round. Some of the hotels favored by business visitors to Sau Paulo are the Hotel Emiliano which is located in close proximity to the Paulista and Faria Lima Avenues which are the major financial and business centers of Sao Paulo and the understated Renaissance Hotel which is part of the Marriott Group and is located in heart of the fashionable Jardins district of Sao Paulo. 

Additionally Sao Paulo has with more than 30,000 restaurants which serve a wide array of diverse cuisines and several bars, night clubs, art galleries, museums, parks and fashionable stores which offer a wide range of after-hours entertainment options for the business traveler. 

If you or your company are in the process of conducting business in or intend to conduct business in Brazil, there a good chance you'll be going to Sao Paulo frequently. Business class fares to cities in South America tend to be more expensive than fares to other global destinations and you would do well then to avail of the cost efficient and reasonable services of the New York City based travel company, Fare Buzz which specializes in business class travel packages to world-wide destinations.

Fare Buzz has an exclusive relationship with over 60 domestic and international airlines and through this special relationship; it can procure much needed business class tickets which are an essential requirement for business travel at substantial discounts. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Booking business travel through Farebuzz.com has been known to provide savings of over 70% as compared to tickets booked through regular channels.

Moreover the travel desk at Fare Buzz unlike impersonal web based travel services offers personalized service manned as it is by knowledgeable and experienced ‘live’ travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best airline business class fares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package to this exciting, Latin American center of business.

So next time you need to head out on business to Sao Paulo, do make sure that you give Fare Buzz a call at 1-888-808-4123 to avail of the many attractive fares and deals that it has to offer.

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Business Travel View - Frankfurt

by Anjeeta 2. September 2009 11:41

Frankfurt which is located on the banks of the River Main boasts of a skyline that is dominated by towering skyscrapers and it is for this reason that the German city is often affectionately referred to as “Mainhattan”. Frankfurt which is the fifth largest city in Germany also functions as a premier financial center of Europe as it is home to the European Central Bank which formulates the monetary policy for the entire euro zone, the German Federal Bank, (the Deutsche Bundesbank) and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange which is Europe's most important stock exchange which has been trading since 1585. Additionally, Frankfurt is also home to nearly 300 domestic and international banks. Most of the German banking groups like Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank have their headquarters in this dynamic city which has also been nicknamed ‘Bankfurt’.

Aside from being a financial powerhouse, Frankfurt like also plays host to several trade fairs all year long. These trade fairs are organized by the Frankfurt Trade Fair which is known as ‘Messe Frankfurt’. Messe Frankfurt has its exhibition grounds in the Bockenheim and Westend-South districts which located to the west of Frankfurt. These grounds which are spread over 578,000 square meters are equipped with nine exhibition halls, a central logistics centre and an attached convention centre. The Messe Frankfurt is easily accessible from Frankfurt Airport which is Germany’s largest airport and one of the world’s busiest international airports. Some of the prominent trade fairs that are hosted in Frankfurt annually include the Automechanika(the largest trade fair for the automobile industry), The Frankfurter Buchmesse ( the largest book fair in the world), Paperworld, Christmasworld, Beautyworld, IMEX and many others.

Further Frankfurt also serves as a major gateway to the European Union as it is an important transportation hub in Germany. For not only does the Frankfurt Airport offer numerous air links to countless international destinations but the city is also equipped with an excellent public transportation system which has within its network one of the largest terminal stations in Europe, the Frankfurt Central Station. In fact when you arrive at Frankfurt airport you can get to the city center via a high speed train connection in a mere 11 minutes. In order to enable it to function as an important center for business and trade, the city is also well equipped with several hotels which cater to the myriad needs of the numerous business travelers who arrive in this German city all year long for the various events and fairs. Some of the popular business hotels in Frankfurt include the city center located Villa Kennedy which is housed in a early 20th Century mansion, The Radisson SAS which is known for its modern avant-garde design, the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, which is an old world Frankfurt hotel that is also located in the city center and is a favorite of high ranking executives and politicians and the Bristol which is a boutique hotel located near the Frankfurt Central Station.

Moreover the city which is inhabited by a cosmopolitan populace also boasts of vibrant dining and nightlife scene which provides a welcome diversion for business travelers who are always looking to unwind and relax after a long hard day of business wheeling-dealing. Frankfurt is also home to many top notch museums and galleries which are also immensely popular with the many leisure and business travelers who visit Frankfurt year round and the city also offers excellent theater and opera for those travelers who enjoy combining cultural pursuits with business matters.

If your company or business like several other US based businesses participates or is currently looking to take part in one of the many trade fairs that are held in Frankfurt in order to discover new trends and garner new custom then this would involve periodic transatlantic business class travel journeys for you and your team. Moreover if you opt to purchase business class tickets at full price for these journeys from regular channels they can land up costing a considerable sum. In such a case then it would be wise for you to source discounted business class tickets for your entire team from the leading provider of cheap business class tickets, Fare Buzz which is a New York City based Travel Agency that offers a wide range of services including cheap business class tickets.

Fare Buzz manages to get business class tickets at wholesale rates due to its exclusive relationship with over sixty domestic and international airlines. It then passes on these savings to its clients. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Satisfied clients aver that booking business travel through Fare Buzz provides savings of over 70% as compared to tickets booked through regular channels like web based suppliers.

However Fare Buzz’s services are not just limited to airlines as the company also has an exclusive relationship with a wide network of more than 100,000 hotel properties and the travel desk at Fare Buzz which is manned by experienced ‘live’ travel consultants can help tailor a complete business travel package for you and your team to the trade fair city of Frankfurt whenever the need arises. So if you have made plans to exhibit at one of the many Frankfurt trade fairs or if you are just planning to be a visitor at a particular trade fair, do make sure that you call the desk at Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 for a quote today.

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Business Travel View - Paris France

by Anjeeta 27. August 2009 11:54

Paris, the capital city of France which is also popularly known as the ‘City of Lights’ is one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations which attracts nearly 45 million tourists annually. Paris which is the largest city in France is located on the banks of the River Seine and it is a destination that is chock full of iconic, world renowned landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Montmartre, the Luxembourg Gardens and others.

This beautiful city which figures prominently on the tourist map due to its many indigenous charms is also often touted to be ‘the most romantic city in the world’ though aside from its many tourist attractions, Paris is also known to be a leading business and cultural center which exerts considerable influence all over the globe in the spheres of fashion, politics, media, entertainment, fashion, science and the arts. Moreover Paris which is located at the heart of the Île-de-France region or ‘the Paris Region’ also contributes a major chunk to the GDP of France and it features among the top five cities in the list of the top 100 cities in the world by GDP. Paris also hosts the headquarters of many international organizations like the UNESCO, the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the ICC (the International Chamber of Commerce) or ‘the Paris Club’, which is an informal group of finance officials hailing from 19 of the world’s richest economies. This group provides financial services like debt restructuring and debt relief to indebted countries who are often referred to it by the International Monetary Fund.

The Paris Region which has within its environs several business districts like La Défense and les Hauts-de-Seine département is home to the headquarters of several French companies like Agence France Presse, Airbus EADS, AXA, LVMH, Renault, Société Générale, Total, France Telecom/Orange, Thales and Safran as well as several government, educational and research and development agencies like the Ecole Centrale of Paris, the Telecom Paris Tech and the Pierre et Marie Curie University. Further the region also plays host to the regional headquarters of several international companies like Alcatel-Lucent (United States), EADS (Germany), Continental (Germany) and many more.

The dynamic Parisian economy is largely dominated by the services sector which consists of services like finance, business and IT services though the region is also an important manufacturing hub for the French automobile, aeronautic and electronic industries. All this intense economic and business activity has made Paris a premier business travel destination of the world which is well served by its two main airports namely the Roissy/ Charles De Gaulle airport which is located to the north of the city and the Orly airport which is located to the south of the city. Both these airports cater to nearly 75 million passengers each year as they have air links to 500 cities in 132 different countries though Roissy/CDG caters to the bulk of international flights while Only handles the domestic and intra-Europe traffic.

The city is also well equipped with an efficient public transport system and it also has several legendary hotels that effectively cater to the needs of the many business and leisure travelers who visit this vibrant city all year round. Some of these world renowned hotels include the luxurious Hotel Plaza Athenee which is situated near the business hub of Paris and is a favorite with the fashion and media executives who head to the city for various fashion weeks, meetings and conferences all year round, the historic and sumptuous Ritz hotel which is favored by heads of state and the Hotel le Bristol which is located near the financial district of Paris and is the number one choice of corporate heads because of the excellent business services that it provides. In addition to these top notch hotels Paris is also home to some of the best restaurants in the world as it is a destination that is renowned for its myriad gastronomic delights and fine wines.

If your work or business frequently takes you across the Atlantic to this charming city you you might want to consider availing of the highly efficient and cost effective services of the New York City based travel company, Fare Buzz. Fare Buzz specializes in business travel services and it is a leading supplier of cheap business class tickets. Through its exclusive contracts with more than sixty domestic and international airlines, Fare Buzz manages to procure wholesale cheap business class flights which it then offers for sale to its clients. Satisfied clients aver that booking their business travel through Fare Buzz provides savings of as much as 70% as compared to tickets booked through regular channels like web based suppliers. It is also necessary to mention that these cheap business class airline tickets are not lacking in any way as they come loaded with all the perks of full priced tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats.

Moreover unlike other impersonal web based services, Fare Buzz’s customer service department offers personalized services manned as it is by experienced ‘live’ travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best airline business class fares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package to ‘Gay Paree’.

Further Fare Buzz operates its own rewards program in conjunction with American Express rewards cards and every flight, hotel, vacation package and car rental booking that you book through its travel earns you points which can be redeemed at more than 200 of the nation’s retail and travel outlets. So don't waste anymore time searching for that elusive ‘deal’ on the internet and call the team at Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 to book your business trip to the City of Light today.

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Business Travel View - Hong Kong

by Anjeeta 19. August 2009 11:00

The dynamic financial powerhouse that is Hong Kong is located on the southeast coastof China at the mouth of the Pear River. This Chinese administered territory whichfaces the South China Sea is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsulaand the New Territories which border the mainland.

Hong Kong is a pulsating city which is today considered to be a major financialcapital of the world was colonized by the British in 1842 after the First OpiumWar with China. Actually the territory of Hong Kong which was then made up of afew fishing villages was ceded to the British under the Treaty of Nanking whichwas signed to end the war. The British who then controlled Hong Kong for over acentury helped to transform it from a sleepy fishing village into a major centerof world trade and manufacturing with the help of cheap labor that was sourced fromthe mainland.

Over the years as the Chinese mainland opened up to foreign trade and investmentin the late 1970s, Hong Kong also began to function as an important gateway to theregion and bankers, lawyers and other professionals flocked to the city which alsobecame an important hub for the regional headquarters of many multinational companies.

Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule on the 1st of July 1997 and today functions asa Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. This unique arrangementallows the city's vibrant capitalist, laissez faire economy to thrive as it continuesto enjoy a high degree of autonomy and freedoms.

Moreover Hong Kong offers a stable and efficient business environment which is characterizedwith modern infrastructure and telecommunications where government controls areminimal. The city has a supercharged business environment which features constantinteraction between thousands of overseas firms and local businesses who are engagedin the business of setting up international networks, establishing new lines ofbusiness and sourcing new avenues for supplies. Further the present day economiclandscape of Hong Kong also features a vast number of mainland Chinese businessmenhave been attracted by its liberal and open business atmosphere. All this intensebusiness activity has helped make Hong Kong the 9th largest economy in the worldand an immensely important destination for the business traveler.

In addition to being a premier business destination, Hong Kong also functions asa leading venue for conferences, exhibitions and meetings as it is equipped withtwo main expo venues, namely the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre andthe Asia World Exhibitions Centre both of which play host to a number of diverseevents all year round. It is estimated that the Hong Kong Convention and ExhibitionCentre can host nearly 140,000 people a day.

To cater to the needs of the many business travelers who arrive all year long inHong Kong, the city is equipped with a wide assortment of hotels some of which likethe opulent Peninsula with its fleet of Rolls Royce's and rooftop helipad are infact legendary for their exquisite service and amenities. Other hotels in Hong Kongthat are popular with business travelers include the Mandarin Oriental which islocated in the midst of the city's Central business district, the Grand Hyatt whichis located in close proximity to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centreand the Four Seasons which is a part of the towering International Finance CenterComplex. Apart from these hotels, the city also has many restaurants, bars and leisurecenters which provide the business traveler with an opportunity to relax and rejuvenateafter a long work day which often involves intense deal making.

Getting to Hong Kong from any part of the world is also relatively easy as the cityis well served by its own homegrown, highly ranked airline Cathay Pacific whichis world renowned for its superlative business class service. Additionally the city'shigh tech Hong Kong International Airport which is located on Lantau Island servesas a major gateway to the Chinese mainland.

If your company or business like several other US based businesses, is activelyinvolved or is currently pursuing business interests in Hong Kong then perhaps thedevelopment and growth of this relationship requires frequent long haul travel toHong Kong. These long haul flights to Hong Kong from the US can be quite expensivebut you can manage to get them at substantial discounts if you consider partneringwith the New York City based travel company, Fare Buzz.

Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of cheap business class tickets as it has an exclusiverelationship with over 60 domestic and international airlines and through this specialrelationship; it can procure much needed business class tickets which are an essentialrequirement for long haul business travel at substantial discounts. Business ClassAirfare deals are available on all major US airlines. It is worth mentioning thatthese cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are normallyassociated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assignedseats.

Moreover Fare Buzz operates its own rewards program in conjunction with AmericanExpress rewards cards and every flight, hotel, vacation package and car rental bookingthat you book through Fare Buzz earns you points which can be redeemed at more than200 of the nation's retail and travel outlets.

Further the travel team at Fare Buzz is manned by experienced 'live' travel consultantswho are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best airline business classfares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package to Hong Kong. Sowhy wait any longer, just pick up the phone and call Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123for a quote today.

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Business Travel View - Abu Dhabi

by Anjeeta 12. August 2009 10:43

Abu Dhabi is the capital city and largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. This city which lies on the western coast of the Persian Gulf has been an important center for international trade for over five thousand years. However this emirate which holds 95% of the oil reserves that are located in the United Arab Emirates only emerged on the global scene in the mid-1960’s when it released the oil revenues which it had been previously cautiously banking. The release of these oil revenues then generated tremendous growth in Abu Dhabi, which is today a modern metropolis that is an important center of global business and commerce.

Modern day Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan city that is characterized by gleaming high-rises, broad streets and opulent hotels like the Emirates Palace Hotel, which is believed to have been constructed at a cost of US$3 billion. The city which is also home to the government and the royal family of the United Arab Emirates also hosts important financial institutions like the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority which is one of the world’s oldest and wealthiest sovereign funds. In fact the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority became the cynosure of the world’s eyes when in 2007 it gave a $7.5 billion lifeline loan to global banking behemoth, Citibank to shore up its capital.

Today the government of this immensely rich and powerful emirate which is also home to the headquarters of various multinational companies is actively pursuing a policy to promote the city as center for international business and tourism. In order to achieve this aim, the government of Abu Dhabi in February 2007 unveiled the futuristic exhibition space that is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.

This exhibition center which is the largest meeting and conference center of its kind in the Middle East is equipped with 11 exhibit halls that extend over 55000 square meters. Further this exhibition space also has two large conference rooms and 16 meeting rooms and various kinds of shops and a food court to cater to the needs of the thousands of delegates who will be visiting the center in the coming years.

It is estimated that this center will draw nearly a million business travelers to the emirate every year and accordingly hospitality suites are being built all over Abu Dhabi to accommodate this anticipated influx of business travelers. In 2008 itself the center hosted nearly 60 major events like the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibit and Conference (ADIPEC) which was attended by executives of the world’s major oil companies like Shell, BP and Gasco.

Similarly the emirate’s tourism initiatives will also see it play host to a Formula One race in 2009. This exciting event which is being sponsored by the emirate’s top notch homegrown airline, Etihad Airways is scheduled to take place at the spanking new Yas Marina circuit at the end of October. Etihad Airways flies daily non-stop from JFK to Abu Dhabi. It offers three classes of service – Diamond First Class, Pearl Business Class and Coral Economy Class.

If your business necessitates frequent and expensive long haul travel to Abu Dhabi for conferences or regional meetings than you would do well as to engage the efficient and cost effective services of the New York City based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Fare Buzz is a leading name in the sphere of business travel as it is a well known source for cheap business class tickets. No matter which airline you choose to fly, Fare Buzz can almost always secure the most attractive rates for your business class travel as it has exclusive contracts with more than sixty domestic and international airlines.

However Fare Buzz’s services are not just limited to airlines as the company also has an exclusive relationship with a wide network of more than 100,000 diverse hotel properties and the travel team at Fare Buzz which is staffed by experienced ‘live’ travel consultants can help tailor complete business travel package for your upcoming business trip to the Middle East.

So if your travel department is currently in the midst of trawling the web for the ‘best’ fares and hotel deals for your trip to Abu Dhabi , why don't to guide them towards the leaders in business travel, Fare Buzz and ask them to call the travel team at Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 for some quotes today.

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Business Travel View - Rome, Italy

by Anjeeta 5. August 2009 12:11

Rome, the capital city of Italy iswidely regarded as a major tourist destination. This Eternal City whichappears to be timeless has been in existence for over three thousandyears and is characterized with streets that are littered with ruins ofits rich cultural past. These ruins date back to the Imperial timeswhen Rome was the seat of power for the mighty Roman Empire that ruledover Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for over 400 years fromthe 1st century BC to the 4th century AD. Today, these ruins like theColiseum, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon are Rome’s prime historicalattractions which draw thousands of tourists from all over the world.

TheVatican City, an independent city state which is the home of the RomanCatholic Church also lies within Rome’s borders and contributes to itsimportance on the world stage. However apart from functioning as animportant tourist destination, Rome which is one of Italy’s fastestgrowing cities is also one of its most important centers for business.

Thethriving economy of Rome is not solely dependent on tourism, for theeconomy of the city is also based on a strong services industry as itis home to several high-tech companies that specialize in IT,aerospace, defense and telecommunications. Further, the headquarters ofsome of Italy’s largest companies like the Bank of Italy which is thecentral bank of Italy, Enel which is an important energy producer inEurope, Eni which is Italy’s largest oil and natural gas company andTelecom Italia are all located in Rome which is often referred to as‘the cradle of the western civilization’ as the culture of Rome hasplayed a significant role in shaping the art, architecture, law, andlanguage of the western world. Additionally with the opening of thefuturistic Fiera Roma trade fair grounds in 2006, the city has alsobecome an important locale for global and European congresses, meetingsand trade fairs.

Rome also functionsas the epicenter of the Italian film industry and it is home to thefamous Cinecittà studios, which have been in business since the 1930’s.The International Rome Film Festival which debuted recently in 2007 hasnow become an important member of the international film festivalcircuit. All these factors have contributed to the growth of Rome as awell known and popular business travel destination.

Inorder to cater to the growing influx of business travelers the city iswell served by the Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport which is thelargest airport in Italy. Moreover Rome is also equipped with severalfine hotels like the Hassler Villa Medici which is located at the topof the prime tourist attraction of the Spanish Steps and the distinctlyold-world St Regis Grand Hotel which is located near the AmericanEmbassy. Rome is also world famous for its indigenous Roman cuisine andaccordingly boasts of a plethora of fine dining restaurants like LaPergola which is a Michelin three star restaurant that is touted to bethe ‘best restaurant’ in Italy, Mirabelle, which is another Michelinstar restaurant that is located at the Splendid Royale Hotel and the AlForo restaurant which is located near the historic Trevi fountain andis a popular haunt of the international film fraternity

Ifyour business frequently happens to take you to Rome, you might want toconsider availing of the highly efficient and cost effective servicesof the New York based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Fare Buzzspecializes in business travel services as it is a leading supplier ofcheap business class tickets. Through its exclusive contracts with morethan sixty domestic and international airlines, Fare Buzz manages toprocure wholesale cheap business class flights which it then offers forsale to its clients. Satisfied clients aver that booking businesstravel through Fare Buzz provides savings of over 70% as compared totickets booked through regular channels like web based suppliers. It isalso necessary to mention that these cheap business class airlinetickets are not lacking in any way as they come loaded with all theperks of full priced tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assignedseats.

Moreover unlike otherimpersonal web based services, Fare Buzz’s customer service departmentoffers personalized services manned as it is by experienced ‘live’travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you findthe best airline business class fares and hotel deals for your completebusiness travel package to Rome.

Additionallywhile on business in Rome if you would like to stay on for a couple ofdays to take in the city’s many enchanting sights, then Fare Buzz’stravel department can even make the appropriate sight-seeingarrangements for you. So next time you need to head off on business toBella Roma, do make sure that you give Fare Buzz a call at1-888-808-4123 to avail of the many attractive fares and deals that ithas to offer.

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Business Travel View - Bangkok, Thailand

by Anjeeta 31. July 2009 11:06

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is a sprawling metropolis which is peppered with glitzy, bustling shopping centers, glittering temples, animated floating markets and neon-lit bars and restaurants. The city’s hedonistic delights have long been popular with leisure tourists who tend to use Bangkok as a gateway to the rest of South East Asia. However this vibrant and energetic city is also an important international center for business and commerce that attracts scores of business travelers all year round.

Bangkok is home to the Stock Exchange of Thailand that has more than 500 listed companies. The main industries that are based here include technology, electronics, garments, gems and project management. The city which is an epicenter for business in South East Asia is also home to the headquarters of all of Thailand’s large commercial banks and financial institutions. Moreover many multinational companies have their regional headquarters in Bangkok as the cost of doing business here is significantly lower than in other Asian centers. Bangkok is also equipped with modern event complexes like the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre and Impact Arena and is now a popular destination for conventions, exhibitions and corporate meetings.

The needs of the business traveler are well catered to in Bangkok, as city is populated with a huge variety of high-end and business hotels which are renowned the world over for their high level of service. The city is also well served by efficient and reliable IT and telecommunication networks as well as a well-planned and organized transportation network that includes the BTS Skytrain and the MRT subway system and the Suvarnabhumi international airport which is connected by air to almost every destination worldwide.

Bangkok’s after-hour pursuits are legendary as the city boasts of wide assortment of restaurants and bars which are perfect for business entertaining or even just for relaxing after a long hard day of negotiating deals and conducting business. The city also offers a variety of sport and leisure activities especially golfing opportunities equipped as it is with numerous driving ranges and golf courses. Thai massages and spa treatments are also immensely popular with business visitors who welcome the chance to unwind and rejuvenate in peaceful environs as much as they enjoy shopping in Bangkok’s many swanky shopping centers and markets where they can acquire a custom- made suit in a day.

Travel to Bangkok from the US usually involves a long haul flight and if your company’s business necessitates frequent trips to this dynamic and exuberant city then you might want to consider using the efficient and cost effective services of the New York based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Fare Buzz has an exclusive relationship with over 60 domestic and international airlines and through this special relationship; it can procure much needed business class tickets which are an essential requirement for long haul business travel at substantial discounts. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats.

Thai Airways has announced Business Class Travel promotion for flights between Los Angeles and Bangkok. This promotional Business Class Fare in Royal Silk Class is priced under $4000 whereas the regular price inBusiness Class is generally over $5000/-. It is valid for outbound travel between August 11th and August 31st. Tickets can be purchased up until August 31st, 2009. Thai Airways flies 5 times a week non-stop between Los Angeles and Bangkok. Thai airways flies non-stop from Los Angeles to Bangkok.

Additionally Fare Buzz is also equipped with the means to arrange for your stay in Bangkok, for the customer service desk at Fare Buzz is manned by experienced ‘live’ travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best airline business class fares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package to Bangkok.

Thailand is famous the world over for its gorgeous beaches, in fact Bangkok is widely considered to be a conduit to the rest of the country. Fare Buzz has an exclusive relationship with a wide network of more than 100,000 diverse hotel properties and can also help tailor vacation packages to meet the incentive business travel needs of your company. With its plethora of services and facilities Fare Buzz is an ideal source for the complete business travelpackage to Bangkok; do call Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 for a quote today.

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Business Travel View - Manila

by Anjeeta 22. July 2009 12:05

Manila is the political, educational and commercial capital of thePhilippines. The city which is also often referred to as Metro Manilais a pulsating metropolis which is made of several smaller cities likeMakati, Passay, Quezon, Caloocan and Pasig. However in spite of theseglaring contrasts and inequalities, Manila today features prominentlyas a global outsourcing and business processing hub.

In 2006,the Philippines which has the third largest English-speaking populationin the world raked in revenues of $2.1 billion from its outsourcingindustry as it was ranked third behind India and China in a globaloutsourcing survey. It is estimated that the BPO (business processoutsourcing) business in the Philippines will earn as much as US$11billion in 2010 as it will employ more than 900,000 people. This BPOboom in the Philippines is currently being led by the demand foroffshore call centers by western companies who are looking to cutcosts. Manila is at the heart of the outsourcing business in thePhilippines However the recent growth spurt in the outsourcing industryin the Philippines has not been fueled by the traditional low valueadded call centers but more high end outsourcing services like legalservices, medical transcription, software development, finance andaccounting, shared services and web design and animation. ThePhilippine government has also done its part in promoting thisoutsourcing industry as it has offered several fiscal and non fiscalincentives to attract foreign direct investment in this industry. Itslabor quality ranked is fourth among all the Asian nations according toa survey conducted by the U.S. based Meta Group.

If you or yourcompany requires much expensive business class travel to Manila thenyou might want to consider using the excellent and cost effectivetravel management services of the New York City based company, FareBuzz. Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of discounted business classfares and through its exclusive contracts with more than sixty domesticand international airlines it is able to procure wholesale cheapbusiness class flights which it then offers for sale to its clients.Booking business travel through Farebuzz.com provides savings of over70% as compared to tickets booked through regular channels and moreoverthese cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks offull priced tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats.

Travelingto Manila from the US can be a complicated affair which often involvesa long haul flight with connections and long term or short termbusiness hotel stays. Fare Buzz can easily arrange all this for you forunlike other web based travel services, the customer desk at Fare Buzzis manned by experienced ‘live' travel consultants who are on handseven days a week to help you find the best airline business classfares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package toManila. Additionally, these travel consultants can tailor similarpackages for any worldwide destination. So if you need to travelsometime soon for business or for leisure, be sure to call the helpfuland knowledgeable team at Fare Buzz at 1-888-808-4123 for all yourtravel needs.

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