Industry Links

Links to Northern California Industry Associations:

BABTA
www.babta.org
Bay Area Business Travel Association

HSMAI
http://www.hsmainc.com
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International

MPINCC
www.mpincc.org
Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter

SITE
http://www.site-intl.org/
Society of Incentive & Travel Executives

IAAP
http://www.iaap-hq.org/sitelist.asp?state=CA
International Association of Administrative Professionals

Supply Knowledge
http://www.supplyknowledge.com/
world-wide information source for the “next-generation” Supply Management Professional [SMP]

Links to our local Convention and Vistors Bureaus:

Team San Jose
http://www.sanjosemeetings.com

Santa Clara CVB
http://www.santaclara.org

San Mateo CVB
http://www.smccvb.com

Tri-Valley CVB
http://www.trivalleycvb.com

Oakland CVB
www.oaklandconventioncenter.com

San Francisco Travel
http://www.sanfrancisco.travel


Information and interesting travel related websites:

Airline On-Time Statistics

www.bts.gov
Summary statistics and detailed statistics for airlines and special airline reports

 
Airport Directory
www.Quickaid.com
Airport information and maps
 
Air Safe
www.airsafe.com
Information for Traveler safety
 
Biz Travel
www.biztravel.com
Well rounded resource for tracking flights, obtaining destination information, directions and frequent flyer information
 
Business Trip
www.business-trip.com 
Business travel site provides links to travelers and travel planners
 
Currency Conversion
www.oanda.com
Conversion tables to print and carry
 
Destination Guide
www.fodors.com/ptpbegin.cgi
Create your own mini guide for your trip
 
www.maps.yahoo.com
Driving directions, maps and traffic reports

Entertainment
www.citysearch.com
Entertainment. Where to go? What to do? Dining, events
 
Frequent Flyer
www.webflyer.com
Frequent Flyer Info for all airlines

International Living
www.expatexchange.com
Resource for living or moving abroad
 
London Restaurant Reservations
www.toptable.co.uk/london-restaurants
Great web site for booking restaurants in London
 
GBTA
www.gbta.org
Global Business Travel Association
 
Packing Tips
www.oratory.com/travel
Great information on packing - with all kinds of tips and a packing list, along with links to other useful sites

Passport
http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
Renew or obtain a passport
 
Passport Health USA
http://www.passporthealthusa.com
Safety and health advice primarily for international travelers. Also a source for travel insurance including evacuation and transport, medical consultation, passport assistance
 
Restaurant Reservations
www.opentable.com
Click on a city and make a reservation at a restaraunt. It is instant, free and confirmed!
 
Restaurant Reviews
http://www.ontheroad.com  
Restaurant reviews and events in major North American, European and Asian cities
 
San Francisco International Airport
www.flysfo.com
San Francisco International Airport information

San Jose International Airport
www.flysanjose.com
San Jose International Airport information
 
Tipping
www.tipping.org
Tipping guidelines and common sense
 
Translator
babelfish.altavista.com
Translate your document or phrase

Travel Guide
http://www.travelinsurance.org/
 
Travelers Health
www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm
Traveler's health and medical issues
 
Trusted Travelers Program
www.verifiedidpass.com
Learn more about the upcoming Trusted Traveler Program

TSA
www.tsa.gov
Transportation Safety Authority
 
U.S. Embassies and Consulate Info
travel.state.gov/travel/tips/embassies/embassies_1214.html
United States Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
 
U.S. Government Per Diem Rates (Domestic)
policyworks.gov
Government standards for daily travel allowances for hotels, meals and incidental expenditures
 
U.S. Government Per Diem Rates (Foreign)
www.state.gov/www/perdiems/2000/0012bperdiems.html
Government standards for daily travel allowances for hotels, meals and incidental expenditures
 
U.S. Travel Warnings
travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html
Warnings for international travelers and travel safety information
 
Weather Info
www.rainorshine.com
Weather, latest weather updates
 
World Time and Date
www.timeanddate.com
Date and time from around the world