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Going The Distance

Road Notes

  • Starwood's new frequent-stayer program, which in-corporates the Westin Premier and Sheraton Club International programs, debuts this month with new airline partners and incentives now available to guests at Caesars World, Four Points Hotels, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels. To find out more, call (800) 247-2582.
  • Rand McNally's new 1999 Deluxe StreetFinder software ($49.95) is now compatible with Palm Pilot, Palm III and Windows CE handheld computers. The pro-gram's Trip Organizer function helps business travelers plan their itineraries. Call (800) 671-5006 for details.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur has added a tech-nology butler to its staff to help guests set up laptop computers, configure e-mail, send faxes and use soft-ware. The technology butler is on call from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information, call (800) 241-3333.

Contact Sources

Barry Clark & Associates, (817) 430-0634,

Bosch, (888) 499-8570,

Joselyn Tepper & Associates, (415) 587-8748, fax: (602) 443-0098

Omnipoint Communications, (973) 290-2453,

Runzheimer International, (800) 558-1702,

Talus Solutions Inc., (404) 763-5454,

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Christopher Elliott is an Orlando, Fla., writer and independent producer who specializes in technology, travel and mobile computing. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online. You can find out more about him on his website or sign up for his free weekly newsletter.

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This article was originally published in the January 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Going The Distance.

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