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Business Travel 50

Business travel can be amazing... or grueling. The airlines you fly, the hotels you check into, and the gear you carry make all the difference. To help you trot the globe in style, we created this list of our 50 top picks for the best of business travel in 2010.

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The Techie Traveler

So many gadgets, so little time. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the number of products and services for tech-savvy road warriors such as yourself. Here are our top picks. › View Slideshow

The Eco Traveler

It's easier than ever for road warriors to be kind to the environment thanks to green hotels, solar gadgets, and socially responsible offerings. Here are five of our favorites. › View Slideshow

The Budget Traveler

Pinching pennies on the road doesn't have to mean shabby motels and economy class. These five suggestions will help you travel on the cheap and in comfort. › View Slideshow

The Pampered Traveler

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Business Travel List

PRE-FLIGHT: The Best Trip-Planning Tools

Best Itinerary-Planning Site: TripIt
Best Air Travel App: FlightTrack Pro
Best Private Sale Service: Kayak Private Sale
Best Local Search App: WHERE
Best Private Jet Service: ShareAJet Exchange
Best Service for Swapping Miles: Global Points Exchange
Best Car Rental App: CarRentals.com

NOW BOARDING: The Best Air Travel Amenities

Best First Class: Emirates
Best Business Class: United Airlines
Best In-Flight WiFi: Delta Air Lines
Best Airport WiFi: Denver International Airport
Best Airport Lounge: The Wing Lounge, Hong Kong International Airport
Best In-Flight Entertainment: Virgin America RED
Best Airport Cuisine: JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK

GEAR: The Best Travel Gadgets and Accessories

Best Noise-Canceling Headphones: Sennheiser PXC250
Best Travel Speaker: Tunebug Portable iPod Speaker
Best Portable Massager: T Spheres
Best Tablet Computer: iPad
Best Store for TSA-Friendly Toiletries: 3floz.com
Best Bag for Traveling Light: HEYS USA Crown Edition XX Carry-on Spinner
Best TSA-Friendly Laptop Bag: Speck Products CorePack Fly Messenger Bag
Best Ergonomic Travel Pillow: ezysleep
Best Airplane Blanket: PoshAir Premium Cashmere JetElite
Best iPad Sleeve: Rickshaw Bagworks
Best Toiletry Case: F1 Flight Dopp Kit
Best Travel Watch: Casio Pathfinder Solar Watch PAG110C-3

CHECK-IN: The Best Hotels for Business Travel

Best Hi-Tech Hotel: Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Best Executive Club Floors: Ritz Carlton
Best Extended Stay Chain: AKA
Best Alternative to the Hotel Treadmill: Westin Hotels Guided Running Tours
Best Business Retreat: Four Seasons, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Best Green Hotel: Orchard Hotel, San Francisco
Best Hotel for Fitness: Topaz, Washington, D.C.
Best Boutique Hotel: Joie de Vivre Hotels in California

BUSINESS AND PLEASURE: Our Favorite Expense-Account Moments

Best Spa for Businessmen: Truefitt & Hill
Great for a Caffeine Jolt: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
Best Rooftop Getaway: Garden Cafe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Great for a Quick Bite: Bread Line, Washington, D.C.
Great for a Business Lunch: Maialino, New York City
Great for a Business Dinner: BLT Steak

THE MOBILE OFFICE: The Best Tools for Working on the Road

Best Rugged Laptop: Panasonic Toughbook 31
Best Travel Charger: Targus Premium Laptop Charger
Best Portable Projetor: HP Notebook Projection Companion
Best Remote Access Software: LogMeIn
Best Travel Charging Mat: Powermat Portable Charging Mat
Best Mobile Phone Booster: 5Barz Road Warrior
Best Portable Hard Drive: Iomega eGo
Best Car Speakerphone: Iogear Solar Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
Best Portable Scanner: Doxie
Best Low-Cost Videoconferencing: Skype 5.0





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