The Art of Business Travel
The Art of Business Travel is a unique online platform that offers a lifestyle approach to the often complex world of international and domestic business travel. It delivers news and views from the perspective of business travellers, to the very people pounding the pavement in the region’s largest cities.
While The Art of Business Travel offers road warrior readers all the vital information they need on airlines and airports, hotels and rental cars, loyalty schemes and meeting venues, it is delivered with a humanised perspective – it’s not so much about number crunching as ensuring readers travel safe, travel smart and make the most of their time on the road, whether it’s in a boardroom meeting, a boutique hotel, an airport lounge or a newly opened jazz club.
The Art of Business Travel also offers in-depth guides to Asia Pacific’s top business travel destinations. These guides not only cover the necessary logistical aspects of any business trip, but suggest restaurants and bars for different occasions and settings, covers up-coming events, offers detailed itineraries for after hours and connects readers to leaders in the business travel industry through profiles and interviews. Readers also benefit from the experience of the hand-picked, diamond-level guides and commentators of the Mile High Club, the site’s very own expert business traveller panel, while all info is presented for smart phones, tablets or laptops and can be downloaded with a click of a mouse or the tap of a screen.
According to the Global Business Travel Association, business travel around the globe topped almost US$ 1.2 trillion dollars in 2014, up 6.9% from 2014. This is a startling figure that is predicted to increase dramatically over the next three years, led by the growth of business travel – both domestically and internationally – among emerging economies like Indonesia, China and India.
Asia-Pacific currently represents almost 40 percent of the global business travel market, with an additional five percent market gain expected before 2020. Regionally, Asia-Pacific is the largest business travel region in the world, with a total of US$392 billion spent in 2013. The Global Business Travel Association expects a 10.2% growth over the next five years.