COLUMN: the less than glamorous reality of business travel

Do you remember when air travel was a pleasure and a privilege? No? There’s nothing more annoying than one-day business trips between European capitals, writes Olivier de Lavalette.

11th September, 2012
Stockholm may be beautiful but the reality of travelling on business is that you barely register the change of country.

Do you remember when air travel was a pleasure and a privilege? No? Well, to be honest, nor do I, although I remember growing up to think that flying was glamorous and exciting.

Short-haul trips have a debilitating effect on the psyche. There’s nothing more annoying, for instance, than being required to make one-day or two-day trips between European capitals. In other circumstances, the offer of a return flight to Prague, Rome or Stockholm ought...

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