Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Times Online: "Best business travel blogs"

Like my books, my blog is read by both business travellers and backpackers (among others). On their own, without a guide, they have more in common with each other than either has with package holiday-makers.

A special welcome today to readers of the Times (UK), where business travel editor Mark Frary taps “The Practical Nomad” as one of the “five best business travel blogs”:

Peanuts for my in-flight meal! Best business travel blogs

Blogging and business travel seem made for each other. Business travellers are often highly opinionated, have plenty of time on their hands and carry the necessary technology with them to post a rant at a moment’s notice. Here’s our pick of the best, in alphabetical order….

The Practical Nomad

Edward Hasbrouck is author of the Practical Nomad series of travel books and blogs on aviation and the environment, identity and privacy issues with a good shot of things that interest him, such as the reality TV series “The Amazing Race”.

Hasbrouck started the blog as “a place for articles that wouldn’t fit in my books, including in-depth investigative reports and how-to articles”.

He finds that stories on how airline pricing works and how readers can use these to save money are particularly popular.

Hasbrouck says: “My readers expect me to ask the critical questions only an industry insider would know to ask, and to be an advocate for travellers. That’s come together in recent years, for example, in my coverage of security schemes that would function more to facilitate surveillance and control of travellers. My blogging has led to consulting work for civil liberties organisations, and to a growing readership in Washington and Brussels.”

[Update: This seems to me my month to get noticed in the UK, with this from the Telegraph: “The best travel websites… The Practical Nomad: Edward Hasbrouck, an authority on round-the-world trips, not only offers sound practical advice but also campaigns against attempts to limit travellers’ rights and invade their privacy.”]

Link | Posted by Edward on Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 07:46 ( 7:46 AM)

Congrats, like your comparison between business travelers and backpackers - would never have thought they had anything in common!

Posted by: Katie, 30 April 2009, 09:45 ( 9:45 AM)

Congrats, nice list to make.

Posted by: patriciaj, 30 April 2009, 10:58 (10:58 AM)

Congrats! And thanks for the link to the article; some of the other top 5 look good too.

Posted by: Bill Ward, 30 April 2009, 16:23 ( 4:23 PM)
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