Executive Travel Magazine

March/April 2010

The golf issue

Golf and business have long been partners, and we explore how and where they mingle best.

Golf, business and place are so often intertwined. Once a cornerstone of corporate culture outside the boardroom, golf admittedly took a hit during the recent economic downturn. But that's changing. In this issue, we update you on golf's place in the business world and guide you through reentry. We also present a travel guide for business travelers who golf: our own take on seven cities that are world-class business centers, with the added perk of offering stellar golf: Dubai, Glasgow, Johannesburg, London, Orlando, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

In the heyday of client outings and executive golf retreats, golf's deal–forging and team–building virtues were extolled. Will those same advantages bring business golfers back to the links?
The people who reach the top of this profession have a lot of natural ability, and they've worked hard at their craft.
Southeast Asia chain, Tune Hotels, has lowered their prices making it a bargain.
Few other western exports carry the symbolic power of golf. The game is booming all over Asia, and it may be finding a new cultural wellspring in the People's Republic.
Whether you're visiting for golf, business or both, Executive Travel guides you through the best that seven world class cities have to offer.
From the 18th hole to the casual boardroom? Why not? With the exception of your gloves, clubs and shoes, many of today's golf goods pack all the qualities required on the green, and they're designed with style to keep you looking great during your entire business trip.
The next best thing after a comfortable hotel sleep is the five–star breakfast soon to follow. That meal alone makes these hotels worth checking into.
Snagging a premium seat with miles: It's a good news/bad news proposition.
Still resisting Facebook? So did these executives, once upon a time.
Start with a financial conference. Add a golf tournament. Then put Annika Sörenstam in your foursome, and conference benefits will hit a new high.
Regional airline pilots may have just 250 hours of flight experience-even when the plane is branded as that of a legacy carrier. But new legislation is aiming to make these flights safer.
Banish doubt, tension and lapses of concentration on the golf course, and your score will show that you were fully present. It should come as no surprise that the same holds true in the boardroom.
These e–readers act like mobile shelves full of virtual pages, guaranteed to free up your life—and your bag.
Recommendations from Away.com on hidden culinary gems worldwide.
With more than 35 new hotels and resorts being constructed, Portugal is proving popular with Americans.
With new hotels, exhibitions and Tony Award-winning theater productions, Chicago is constantly reinventing itself.
This travel club offers members special discounts on more than 900 hotels, resorts and villa properties.
New facility draws on U.S.- trained doctors.
This hotel chain recently opened up a new Liverpool location and have plans for a London hotel in 2011.
According to studies, business trips are worth every penny and increases sales and profits.
Hopping across the pond hasn't been easier. Feel Air plans to begin low-cost service from Oslo and Stockholm to JFK.
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