Everything You Need to Know About L.A.’s Toll Lanes

Traffic Congestion in LA; Toll Lanes[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

L.A. County’s first toll lanes, called the Metro ExpressLanes, opened last weekend, and we have all the information you need to know about them, courtesy of LATimes.com. And don’t worry — if the lanes prove to be ineffective at relieving traffic, they will be discontinued after the first year. But we gotta start somewhere! Continue reading

Travelers Would Rather Interact With A Machine Than With A Person

Tom Cruise Would Rather Interact With A Machine Than With A Person Steven Spielberg [Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Among the most relevant issues these days — in every sector — is determining to what extent new technologies should supplant traditional practices, e.g., online credibility (AirBnb, HomeAway) vs. offline credibility (traditional hotels), searchable real estate listings (Trulia) vs. traditional brokers. In the booking of corporate travel, however, the general consensus seems to be that Internet technology reduces overall spend, but at what invisible costs? Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Lexington Relocation Services, Jackie Oldiges

Executive Corporate Relocation Furnished Rentals[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

We were lucky enough to speak with Jackie Oldiges, Director of Marketing of Lexington Relocation Services, in this entry of our Wire Interview series. Continue reading

For Business Travelers, Comfort Is King

Comfort on the road

Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire

Homewood Suites have just released the results of a survey they conducted with over 550 business travelers about the amenities they look for on the road.  The study found that travelers wish to recreate their home-experience and to maximize networking opportunities with business associates and other travelers.

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What Would You Sacrifice For Your iPad?

Addicted To my IpadAlvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire

Do you sometimes care more about your iPad than your physical well-being? Do you find yourself longing for it or experiencing a sense of loss when you are without it? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it turns out that that’s pretty much the norm these days. Continue reading