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Business Travel View - Buenos Aires

by Walter 24. February 2010 08:00
The Argentinean city of Buenos Aires is located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata. The Rio de la Plata is an estuary of the Parana and Uruguay rivers which forms a muddy fertile basin and the border between Argentina and Uruguay. Buenos Aires which is the capital of Argentina is also its largest port. In fact the residents of Buenos Aires are commonly referred to as ‘portenos’ which translates from Spanish as ‘people from the port.’

Buenos Aires not only has the distinction of being the largest port in Argentina but it is the largest port i1n all of South America. As a result of its large size, it handles much of the container traffic for South America. Buenos Aires which is colloquially called ‘Bue’ is in fact the financial, industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Argentina and one of the most prominent cities in South America.

Buenos Aires which was occupied by Spanish colonists in the 16th century and which subsequently followed an open door policy for European immigrants in the 19th Century is a city which bears the distinct stamp of European style. This European influence is widely seen in real estate make up of the city which is characterized by wide boulevards, imposing architecture, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. So widespread is this European influence that Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as ‘the Paris of the South’. This port is home to approximately three million people who live in 50 districts called Barrios and the city of Buenos Aires along with the wider metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aries forms a teeming megapolis which is visited frequently by both business and leisure travelers all year round.

Aside from its physical beauty, Buenos Aires is also known for its preeminent position in the Argentine economy. The city is home to several thriving industries like oil refining, textile production, metal works, chemicals and automobile manufacturing though it also has a strong services sector wherein advertising, financial services and the hospitality industry play a prominent role. Agriculture and cattle farming are extremely important sectors in the Argentinean economy and accordingly Buenos Aires has a thriving food production and processing industry which processes and exports the dairy, meat, grain, tobacco, wool, leather products and fine Malbec wines which are produced in various parts of Argentina . Much of this hectic business activity is conducted in a central area of Buenos Aires which is known as the Microcentro.

Aside from its economic and commercial significance, Buenos Aires also enjoys a reputation as a global center for the arts and culture. Buenos Aires is in fact renowned the world over as the birth place of the dance form known as ‘the Tango’ and the city has several schools where visitors can study this energetic but graceful dance form. Additionally the city is also known for its many landmarks like its world famous zoo, its botanic gardens and fantastic museums like the Museo Nacional De Belles Artes, the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires/Colleccion Constantini( MALBA) amongst others.

Further the city also hosts several prominent cultural events and fairs like the huge annual contemporary art fair called ArteBA and the Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, or International Book Fair which is the largest book fair in Latin America. Both these world famous events attract hordes of business as well as leisure travelers to this vibrant port city. These travelers usually arrive in the city by flying into its Ezeiza International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini ) which is located in Retiro in Gran Buenos Aries and which can be accessed via a half an hour drive from downtown Buenos Aires on the Ricchieri Highway.

To cater to the needs of these numerous year round business and leisure travelers, Buenos Aires is equipped with over 300 hotels many of which are located in the city’s stylish, upscale, ‘old money’ district called Recoleta which is famous for its magnificent cemetery La Recoleta Cemetery. This cemetery contains the remains of the rich and famous of Buenos Aires, including the remains of the celebrated Eva Peron, an actress and the politician wife of former Argentinean President Juan Peron. Located within the Recoleta district, are hotels like the Alvaer Palace Hotel, reputed to be the most luxurious hotel in South America which is reeks of opulence with its carved marble balustrades and French furniture, The Four Seasons Bsuenos Aires and the Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt which are favored by business travelers to Buenos Aires.

If your company is in the process of exploring business opportunities or is already conducting business in South America, there a good chance you or your colleagues will be visiting Buenos Aires often. Business class fares to cities in South America tend to be more expensive than fares to other global destinations and your company would do well then to avail of the cost efficient and reasonable services of the New York City based travel solutions company, Fare Buzz which specializes in business class travel packages to world-wide destinations.

Fare Buzz enjoys 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 tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class fares 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 business class fares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package. So next time you need to head out on business to ‘Bue’, Be sure to give Fare Buzz a call at 1-800-847-1963 to avail of the many attractive fares and deals that it has to offer. 

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Business Travel View - Cape Town

by Anjeeta 17. February 2010 08:00
The scenic city of Cape Town is the largest city in terms of land area in South Africa. This flower and garden filled city which is situated in the shadow of the natural wonder of Table Mountain is one of the most heavily tourist trafficked city of the Western Cape which is affixed to the tip of Africa and surrounded by two oceans namely the Indian Ocean which lies to the south and the Atlantic Ocean which lies to the west.

At the heart of the Western Cape is the gorgeous city of Cape Town, whose stunning natural harbor was originally established by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships on their way en route to India and the Far East. This harbor continues to play an important role in the economy of Cape Town until today as shipping along with tourism and information technology are the most prominent industries in this multicultural city which is inhabited by the descendants of the of its original Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers who all lay down roots in this city through the ages. The influence of these various waves of settlement can also be witnessed in the real estate landscape of the inner city of Cape Town which features a diverse mix of architectural styles in the form of modern high-rise office towers, quaint cobble stoned streets and Edwardian and Victorian buildings.

Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa as it is here that the South African National Parliament meets and where many government offices are located. Aside from being the center of administration, though the city is also considered to be a major economic hub of South Africa as Cape Town is an important manufacturing hub of the Western Cape Province and it is also home to the region’s main port and airport. Economic activity in Cape Town is distributed amongst its four main commercial hubs namely the Cape Town Central Business district, Century City, the Bellvile/TygerValley and Claremont. Located within these hubs are the regional headquarters of various South African companies like Standard Bank, ABSA financial services, Investec Meyer and Ferreira Furniture, Giant Killers Advertising/ Loyiso Media Entertainment as well as outposts of various foreign companies like LG, Rentokil Initial, and Exxon Mobil amongst others.

Due to its immense popularity on the tourism circuit, Cape Town has in recent years also become an important destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE). To promote itself as a favored MICE destination the city inaugurated its state of the art Cape Town International Convention Center in June 2003. This center is currently being expanded in order to enhance its exhibiting capacity and other services like accommodation and office space. The Cape Town International Convention Center is conveniently located within close proximity to Cape Town’s breath-taking Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the city center. In fact not only the Cape Town International Convention Center but all of Cape Town is at present is witnessing a massive construction and renovations boom as the city along with the South African capital city of Johannesburg is getting ready to host nine matches of FIFA 2010, the eagerly anticipated world cup soccer event which is scheduled to be held during the months of June- July 2010.

This event is no doubt going to bring thousands of soccer fans to Cape Town shores and in order to serve these fans better; the city is also upgrading its Cape Town International Airport which hosts airlines from all over the world and is the main gateway to Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape Province.

As a prominent epicenter of commerce and the tourist trade in South Africa, Cape Town is also well equipped with a large range of accommodation options which include a wide variety of hotels which are kitted out with wide array of business necessary amenities. Some of the favored business hotels in Cape Town include the waterfront facing Cape Grace, the historic boutique hotel Ellerman House, The Mount Nelson Hotel which is located at the foot of Table Mountain and the Radisson Hotel Waterfront. Additionally most business travelers who travel to Cape Town on work also make it a point to take in the city’s many wondrous sights like Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens which are situated on the eastern slope of Table Mountain and the Winelands of the Cape which are home to some of South Africa’s most famous vineyards.

For someone who is based in the US, a trip to Cape Town may appear to be extremely daunting for the journey usually involves an extremely long haul flight which approximately extends over twenty hours with perhaps one or two layovers. If you or your colleagues need to travel to Cape Town for work regularly then the only way you can hope to arrive at your destination in meeting-ready shape is to travel in the business class cabin of an airline that flies to Cape Town from the US. However business class tickets to South Africa from the US are quite prohibitive as they are often priced over $7000.

However your company can easily manage to procure cheap business class travel deals by partnering with a travel solutions company like the New York City based, Fare Buzz which has made providing cheap business class airfares the core of its business. Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines Fare Buzz is able to procure cheap business class flights to nearly every destination in the world. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Further the customer service team at Fare Buzz which on hand all seven days of the week is made up of knowledgeable and experienced personnel who are dedicated to finding the most cost effective business class travel packages for their clients. So if you are headed to the stunning city of the Western Cape on business or you want to take parts in excitement of FIFA 2010 do make it a point to call Fare Buzz at 1-800-847-1963 to score the ‘very best’ deal for your trip today.

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Business Travel View - Kuala Lumpur

by Anjeeta 5. February 2010 05:33
The city of Kuala Lumpur which is the capital of the South East Asian country of Malaysia is an animated blend of the old and the new. Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is popularly known as is usually the point of entry for any visitor to the peninsula of Malaysia. This vibrant, pulsating city whose name translates as muddy confluence" or muddy estuary as it is located on the juncture of two major rivers is the largest city in Malaysia and it extends over an area of nearly 100 miles in Western Malaysia at a distance of approximately 60 miles inland from the coast. 

Kuala Lumpur is a relatively young city which was founded only in 1857 by a group of Chinese tin miners however today this once quite, sleepy jungle outpost has grown into a fast paced, alluring metropolis which today along with Singapore and Hong Kong is considered to be an important economic and business epicenter of Asia. KL which is home to a multi-ethnic population that is made up of three main major groups mainly the Chinese, Malay and Indian populations is an important destination for business travelers for it is Malaysia's premier economic and cultural hub. In fact Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding urban areas are the most industrialized and fastest growing regions in the country, which are home to a wide range of industries like finance, insurance, information technology, real estate, textiles, footwear and petroleum.

Kuala Lumpur whose landscape is dominated by tall skyscrapers, ancient Chinese shop houses and elegant colonial also hosts several important Malaysian institutions like the Bank Negara Malaysia which is the Central Bank of Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia which is the main stock exchange of the country. Additionally the city is located within close proximity to the Klang Port and the Malaysian government sponsored Multimedia Super Corridor which was created to enhance the technological advance of the country and which today includes the state of the art Kuala Lumpur International Airport( KLIA) at Sepang and the planned towns of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. The last mentioned town is in fact the federal administrative centre of Malaysia which houses the executive and judicial branches of the federal government.

Kuala Lumpur in recent years has also emerged as a prominent center for Islamic banking for it hosts within its boundaries several important Islamic banking institutions like the world's largest Islamic bank the Al-Rajhi Bank and the Kuwait Finance House. Moreover the city also plays host to the headquarters of some of Malaysia's largest companies like the petroleum company, Petronas along with the regional headquarters for various multinational companies that have a presence in the South East Asian region.

All this hectic economic and business activity has helped Kuala Lumpur to become firmly established on the business traveler's map and in order to cater to the needs of the many business and leisure travelers that it welcomes every year, the city which is a fitting mascot for the Malaysian Tourist Board's much advertised tag line "Malaysia truly Asia", has developed an efficient public transport system that is made up of taxis, subways and buses. Moreover this public transport network also offers highly convenient direct links from the city center (the Sentral station) to the KLIA in the form of the KLIA Ekspres and the KLIA Transit trains. 

Further the city is also equipped with an extensive a network of business-friendly hotels which are largely concentrated near the city's golden triangle area of Bukit Bintang which extends over three roads namely Jalan Bukit Bitang, Jalan Imbi and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Almost all the leading hospitality brands have a presence in this golden triangle area and some of the most popular business hotels include the J.W. Marriott, The Ritz Carlton, The Imperial Sheraton Kuala Lumpur and The Westin. All these various KL business hotel properties are equipped with various amenities like free Wi-Fi service in rooms, flat screen TVs, spas, fitness centers which are generally coveted by business travelers. However aside from these hotels the city of KL is also equipped with a lively shopping, nightlife and dining scene which provides the business traveler with a chance to relax and recuperate after a long hard day of business meetings. 

Travel to Kuala Lumpur from the US usually involves a long haul flight and if your company's business necessitates frequent trips to this energetic Malaysian capital city then you might want to consider using the efficient and cost effective services of the New York based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Business class tickets from the US to Kuala Lumpur are prohibitively expensive as they are usually priced well over $7000 but you can manage to procure these business class tickets at deeply discounted prices by partnering with the travel solutions company, Fare Buzz which is a leading supplier of cheap business class airfares.

Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines, Fare Buzz is able to procure cheap business class flights to nearly every destination in the world. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Further the customer service team at Fare Buzz which is available on hand all seven days of the week is made up of knowledgeable and experienced personnel who are dedicated to finding the most cost effective business class travel packages for their clients for in addition to airlines, Fare Buzz also has an exclusive relationship with over 10,000 hotel properties located all over the world. So when you next need to visit the land of the Bumiputras (indigenous Malaysians) do make it a point to call Fare Buzz at 1-800-847-1963 inorder to secure the most competitive deals for your trip to KL.

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Business Travel View - Melbourne

by Anjeeta 13. January 2010 08:27
  Melbourne, a city which is located on the northern bank of the Yarra River is Australia’s second largest city. It is also the capital of the state of Victoria and is an important financial and commercial hub which is home to Australia’s largest seaport. The city of Melbourne was founded by European settlers in 1835 though it was officially declared as a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. Melbourne gained much importance during the 1850’s Victorian gold rush when gold was discovered in the nearby cities of Beechworth, Ballarat and Bendigos. As a result of this gold rush, Melbourne became a boomtown which attracted gold seekers from all over the country as well as overseas. Such was the importance of the city of Melbourne in the years that followed the gold rush that it went on to serve as the capital of the newly created nation of Australia from 1901 to 1927.

Today Melbourne whose Central Business District is dotted with several magnificent 19th century buildings continues to enjoy a prominent position in the Australian economy. The city hosts the headquarters of many of Australia’s leading banks like the National Australia Bank and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group as well as the corporate headquarters of several large Australian companies like the mining giant, Rio Tinto and the telecommunications major Telstra along with the headquarters of several international companies. Further Melbourne is also home to Australia’s first stock exchange, which was established here in 1861 and which today exists in the form of the Australian Securities Exchange, formed from the amalgamation of the Australian Stock Exchange and the Sydney Futures Exchange in 2006.

Aside from being a financial center, Melbourne is also home to several manufacturing and services industries like the Australian automobile industry though it is also an important hub for multimedia ventures and IT services. Additionally this energetic city is also a favored venue for domestic and international conferences as it is equipped with the state of the art Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center which is located along the Yarra River in the Docklands area of the city. The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center has in fact recently added the 5000 capacity Plenary Hall to enhance its many myriad conference and convention facilities.

However apart from its business and commercial side, the vibrant city of Melbourne is also renowned the world over as a center for the arts, education, entertainment and sport. The sport of cricket is big business in Melbourne which is home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the nursery of Australian cricket. Along with cricketing events, Melbourne also plays host to several popular international and domestic sporting events like the Australian Open Tennis Tournament, the Formula One Grand Prix and the Australian Rules Football Grand Final. Furthermore Melbourne is also home to the Australian film, music and television industries and it is a city that is visited by hordes of business and leisure tourists each year.

To cater to the needs of these visitors the city of Melbourne is well equipped with an international airport which welcomes a wide array of domestic and international carriers which connect the city to various parts of the globe. The Melbourne Airport is located at distance of 24 kilometers (15 miles) from the city center and is easily accessible via a 25 minute taxi ride from the city. Melbourne in fact has an excellent public transport system that is made up of trams, buses and trains which renders commuting in and around the city extremely easy. Melbourne also has more than 9000 city center hotels that range from five star properties to well known value brands. Moreover most of these Melbourne hotels are located within walking distance of the city’s many arts’, restaurant and nightlife attractions.

If you need to travel to Melbourne on business, your journey from the US will almost always involve a long haul flight with one or two stops on the way and the only way you can hope to cope with the resultant jet lag and the fatigue is by traveling in the premier cabin of your preferred carrier. Business class fares from the US to Australia are usually prohibitive as they can cost anywhere upwards of $10000 and if you or your colleagues need to travel to Melbourne frequently on business these costs can quite easily decimate your annual travel spend.

However you can easily manage to procure cheap business class deals for all your business class travel to Melbourne by availing of the cost effective services of a business class travel specialist like the New York City based travel management company Fare Buzz. 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 obtain discount business class air fares to almost every global destination. Satisfied clients aver that booking their business class travel through Fare Buzz provides them with savings of over 70% compared to similar travel booked through regular channels.

Additionally the travel desk at Fare Buzz is manned by knowledgeable and experienced personnel who are on hand seven days a week to help you with all the travel planning necessary for your journey to this Aussie ‘capital of business and culture’. Do call Fare Buzz at 1-800-847-1963 to secure the ‘best’ deals for all your business travel today.

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Business Travel View 2010

by Anjeeta 6. January 2010 10:41

As the year 2009 draws to close and various global economies slowly emerge from the recession, business travel is expected to pick up somewhat in 2010 as the pent up demand for meetings and face to face contact which was severely curbed during the previous year is unleashed. Business travel which had grown at a blistering pace since 1998 slowed down significantly during the last two years as most companies tried to grapple with the global recessionary trends which resulted in a fundamental change in how they managed their travel budgets so as that they shifted their focus to getting more trips out of the same travel budget and also learned to effectively measure the return on investment in business connections.

 

Data released by The International Air Transport Association in September 2009 indicates that worldwide premium cabin traffic has declined over the previous year by nearly 14%. Companies in the U.S. and around the world, during the peak of recession had resorted to various measures to reduce business class usage from lengthening the amount of flying time required before allowing an employee to fly business class to restricting access to business class cabins for only high-ranking executives and even dropping business class travel on certain domestic routes. However not one company had eliminated the often considered essential and necessary business class travel completely instead they had attempted to adjust their business class policy to stretch their travel dollars further.

 

A recent survey estimates that business travel growth for the world’s largest business travel market, the U.S. which is still dealing with 10% unemployment will be up by one percent in 2010.   Moreover airline route and capacity reductions which were carried out in 2009 to meet depressed demand levels will actually push prices of business class air fares up in 2010 as the economy recovers and the demand for business travel gradually inches up. Studies further indicate that air fares will increase by up to 5 percent globally for economy class while business class long-haul fares are expected to increase by 1 percent to 6 percent. Similarly in North America, ticket prices are expected to rise between 2 percent and 7 percent for economy class travel and by 1 percent to 6 percent for travel in  business class.

                                                            

The depressed demand levels during the recession of 2009 had resulted in lower prices throughout the business travel industry most notably in the hotel sector which unlike the airline sector could not reduce capacity in response to lower demand levels. These low hotel rates are expected to continue all throughout 2010 as various hotel properties fight to gain back the meetings, conventions and incentive travel business that they lost during the recession. Analysts predict room rates will fall by 1% to 6% in North American hotels while upscale properties are expected to offer deeper price cuts as they try to win back  both  corporate and leisure travelers. Car rentals rates however are expected to rise slightly due to rise in prices resulting from the decrease in capacity in 2009 and the resultant rise in cost of replacing old fleets.

 

These business travel forecasts for the year 2010 seem to emphasize the fact that managing business travel is a complex affair which requires companies to fully understand the rapidly changing dynamics of the industry and supply base and respond to its trends accordingly. This calls for the use of a preferred travel management company which can help to effectively control  not only travel costs  but to also negotiate the best business travel deals with suppliers for a company looking to maximize its return from its business travel investment.

 

The New York City based travel management company, Fare Buzz is one such company which constantly has a finger on the pulse of the business travel industry and can easily offer ‘best buy’ strategies for its clients due to the exclusive relationship that is has with several domestic and international airlines as well as more than 100,000 worldwide hotel properties. Clients aver that by partnering with Fare Buzz they have managed to achieve savings of nearly 70%   as compared to booking with regular channels.

 

Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of cheap business class flights and through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines it is able to procure cheap business class air fares to nearly every global destination. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Moreover even if business class fares rise in 2010 as predicted, you need not worry about curtailing or reducing those essential ‘good for business’ business travel trips for if you decide to partner with Fare Buzz, you are guaranteed to receive the most competitive business class fares for all your business travel needs.  So rather than reworking your business class policy why don't you call the Fare Buzz business travel hotline at 1-800-847-1963 and discover for yourself the many amazing business travel deals that it has to offer?.

 

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Discover the world with Qatar Airways Holidays

by Walter 21. December 2009 12:36

Qatar Airways Holidays is the leisure travel division of Qatar Airways, and the premium airways is offering a diverse range of quality lifestyle holidays for the discerning traveler. Special holiday packages, introduced by Qatar Airways Holidays, reflect the feeling of fun and excitement in diverse cities and resorts.

Whether you plan a short or a long haul holiday break choose Qatar Airways Holidays with tailor-made Packages from Qatar Airways, to more than 80 destinations worldwide. To Book your luxurious vacation packages with Qatar Airways call our business travel hotline 1-800-847-1963.

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Some Hotels now Offering Free Internet

by Walter 3. February 2009 16:27

No matter where I travel too I will always need the Internet. I am sure there are many of us who are in the same boat. However, I am frankly getting tired of the fees associated with Internet usage and my hotel stay. Finally, there is some hotel smart enough to start giving away Internet for free. According to Hotels Mag, Shangri-La says it's the first international hotel group to offer free Internet to guests in every part of each hotel — that's guestrooms, public areas, restaurants, lounges and function areas.

What has taken so long? Frankly, I have no idea. However this can be a great way for those of us who travel for business to save some extra money. I am sure that free internet will make all business travelers happy.

 If you are interested in booking a few nights at the Shangri-La hotel or any hotel for that matter, check out these super low rates for hotels.  Search Hotel Rates.

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Cheap Airfare and How to Find it

by Joe 9. January 2009 11:07

Many of us rely on the Internet and Search Engines when we are looking for cheap airfare. We go to Google.com or some other search engine and search keywords like "cheap airfare" or "cheap air tickets" and visit the sites listed in the search results. However, there is a problem with looking for cheap airfare through cheap airfare keywords in search engines. The problem being that just because these sites are listed in these search engine results doesn't mean the fares will be cheap.

Sites where placed in these search results through marketing efforts. The only way to ensure cheap airfare is to search the actual sites and do some comparison shopping. Studies show that 17% of users who shop airfare buy from the first site they find and 63% of users shop travel sites that have a recognizable brand name. The problem with that is just because you book airfare from a site that is very popular doesn't mean the fare would be cheap. Chances are the fares will be very high on sites that are most regonizable since the marketing budgets of these well known sites are vast. These marketing budgets are what helps make the world know these brand names.

To find cheap airfare you have to do some homework. I am not saying that airfare on the most popular booking sites are not cheap at times. However, finding the best airfare prices will call for comparison shopping and research. Searching multiple websites for airfare pricing would possibly save you a few hundred dollars if you are user who rather book with the first site you find or a name you heard of on a T.V. commercial. If you search airfare with sites like Travelocity or Expedia, include an air consolidator into you research to see if you can save some money. An Airfare consolidator is broker who who has exclusive contracts with the airline and resells airfare that they receive from that airline. These contacts allow the air consolidator to get airfare at a discounted price and allow the air condolidator to sell that airfare for a discount.

Fare Buzz is an air consolidator. The next time you are searching for airfare prices add Fare Buzz to you research. By doing so you just added another way to save money on your travel.

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Dreaming of a Luxury Vacation?

by Joe 7. January 2009 10:48

Many of us who travel have that dream vacation we want to take. We may say to ourselves, "One day I will take that romantic European getaway" or "I have to see the Sphinx before I die". However, with the economy in the shape that it is in, we tell ourselves that our dream vacation will not happen for us anytime soon.

On the contrary, now is the best time to take that dream vacation. IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT! Airlines are having trouble filling those First Class cabins and are offering unbelievable discounts on those fares. Hotels are not even coming close to filling capacity so getting a good hotel deal in that swanky hotel isn't too hard to achieve either.

But don't just take my word for it. Contact one of our Agents and get a free quote on First Class airfare to Rome or some other location you are dreaming about visiting. You will see a huge reduction in fare price. You can also request a free First Class quote at www.farebuzz.com/business.

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Corporate Travel Management

by Joe 6. January 2009 10:15

Many companies rely heavily on travel in order to conduct business. There may be sales people who need to travel to present some product or service. There may also be employee training that can not be conducted in house so these employees need to travel to some location for their training. Whatever the case may be, companies find themselves in need of airfare, hotels and car rentals.

Most companies utilize inhouse employees to manage the companies travel needs or the employee who will be traveling prepares their travel need themselves. If your company does a significant amount of travel and manages their travel needs in this manner your company could be over spending on travel.

Most travelers are savvy in terms of travel may not be savvy enough to get the best pricing on travel services. Working with a firm like Fare Buzz allows companies to have someone they can rely on the help get travel at prices much lower than purchasing travel themselves. Since Fare Buzz books a significant amount of travel we are able to get prices that companies may not be able to get since the company is most likely going to pay retail prices for their travel needs.

Outsourcing your Corporate Travel Management will not only generate a cost savings but it would allow companies to have a resource to work directly with airlines to get those employees who seek travel that seat on the plane at the time they need or that suite in their favorite hotel.

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