Business travel is considered exciting and glamorous--but mostly by those who don't have to travel on business. The reality is that business travel can be grueling. It's hard on the back, hard on the family, and increasingly hard on the wallets of entrepreneurs without fat corporate expense accounts to rely on.
In our fifth annual Business Travel Awards, we highlight the best products and programs offered by travel service suppliers that have focused on small-business owners whose travel expenses come right out of their own pockets.
This is not a ranking or a formal survey; it is a recognition of companies that consistently offer value-conscious travelers affordable options. If it weren't for some of these providers, many small-business owners would be unable to fly across the country or find an inexpensive night's sleep in a big city.
The following pages are packed with tips and information to help you save money and endure fewer headaches and hassles. So if you want to get the most from your business travels, read on!