Even with all of the web apps, virtual assistants, and online meeting tools available these days, there are lots of great reasons to get out of the office and out of town to meet face to face.
Meeting and getting to really know the entire team, going to conferences to network and learn, and visiting the facilities of key strategic partners are just a few of the kinds of business activities that require travel.
The travel business has been impacted by the Internet in much the same way that many have been. Travel aggregators and deal sights like Expedia are starting to give way to a new bread of user friendly, socially powered tools that make getting deals on travel much less of a hassle.
Businesses that do any amount of travel can tap these tools to significantly reduce the cost of business travel.