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Luxury options for business travelers

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More and more travelers are choosing to take luxury buses and cars rather than fly or take a train for shorter trips, reports The New York Times’s Amy Zipkin. With increased security hassles, weather de­­lays and figuring out rides to the airport, often a bus, such as Limo­­Liner, or Uber is a better bet.

Cima Solutions Group CEO John Adlay now routinely takes a luxury bus between Dallas and Austin for work trips. He enjoys plenty of legroom, reclining leather seats, Wi-Fi, an attendant serving snacks and beverages, and even a conference table. The cost is more than a regular bus ticket, but less than a refundable air­­fare, and Adlay can work while he rides.

And for Uber fans, there’s a new ground transportation option for people traveling around town or on the road in another city, reports Bloom­­­­berg News Serena Saitto. Uber now offers the option to arrange car rides in advance and pay with corporate accounts.

Travel and expense management company Concur Technologies Inc. has teamed up with Uber so business travelers can track claims. Concur also recently paired up with short-term housing company Airbnb in a similar arrangement.

— Adapted from “Harried Travelers Take the Bus,” Amy Zipkin, The New York Times and “Uber to Debut Car-Booking Services for Business Travelers,” Serena Saitto, BloombergBusinessweek.

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