Charlene Rooke

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jan 31, 2023
Carry On: These wellness trends and perks are keeping business travellers healthy and eco-conscious

Experts say that turbulence, already the leading cause of injuries to air passengers and flight attendants, could triple in the next decade due to climate change effects. The biggest threat: so-called clear air turbulence, which comes on suddenly, without clouds...

Dec 1, 2022
Carry On: Where to go for warm business trips this winter

The exquisitely hospitable Aman Resorts started in distinctive Asian locales, and it has properties in Turks and Caicos (Amanyara) and Utah (Amangiri) that are popular with Canadians. Now under new ownership, it’s going urban, with Miami and Los Angeles hotels...

Oct 3, 2022
Carry On: How your future business trips could have faster airport security times—and no gravity

In just a few years’ time you could be booking your next corporate retreat in... space. U.S. company Orbital Assembly is aiming for a 2025 launch of its Pioneer Station—a space business park with room for you and 27 colleagues.

Jul 27, 2022
Carry On: Hypersonic rockets, e-bike subscriptions and what's next for sustainable travel in B.C.

A new member among the world’s ultra-long-haul flights, Qantas’s debut non-stop route between Melbourne and Dallas is around 17 hours. It joins Qantas’s Auckland–to–New York route, at around 17-and-a-half hours, in that elite club. The official longest haul is still Singapore...

Jun 20, 2022
Carry On: New airlines are filling the skies with competition—and lower prices

As a sure sign that air travel is on the rebound, the skies are becoming more populated with no-frills, ultra-low-cost carriers—and competition means lower prices. Announcing its April YVR arrival with a cheeky commercial starring a fierce feline, Calgary-based Lynx Air...

Mar 30, 2022
Carry On: From ketamine-assisted therapy to neurofeedback training, here's how to take a trip without leaving B.C.

Not every trip is about packing a bag: discover these two executive-health voyages of discovery without leaving B.C. Whistler-based wearable neurotechnology company is making the neurofeedback training used by top athletes and executives more accessible. Its headset (around US$1,000) stimulates alpha, gamma...

Dec 30, 2021
Carry On: Here’s the latest crop of stays to consider for safe and secure business travel

While nobody misses the security shakedowns, overpriced airport salads or battling gate lice to board, the pleasures of business travel (think: crisp white sheets, a cold cocktail in a cool bar, a reviving spa or swim) are back! The onetime rooftop-party Thompson Hotel is now an eco-conscious oasis. With 112 rooms...

Aug 28, 2020
Carry On: How leading Canadian travel brands are welcoming guests back

Top airlines and hotels have always aspired to white-glove cleanliness, but now national and international safety and hygiene rules, plus the concerns of pandemic-fearing travellers, are elevating standards to the next level. For instance, Air Canada’s CleanCare+ program includes health...

Aug 20, 2020
Glass Half Full: B.C.'s wine industry is filled with challenges, and possibilities

On a prime lakeside stretch of tony Pritchard Drive in West Kelowna, thousands of spindly grapevines take root along with the vision of Plenty of Fish founder Markus Frind: complete with a bakery-café, a wine-tasting room and a planned boat...

Jul 14, 2020
Carry On: How to practice good (travel) hygiene

When travelling for business, you might have valuable devices, information or goods with you that could compromise your company and your privacy if stolen. We’ve collected some best practices and smart gadgets for protecting them. • Don’t post your travel...

Mar 3, 2020
Carry On: Put an end to waiting in line

Nobody likes waiting, especially in an airport check-in or security line, or at a border stop. Savvy travellers reduce their pain with a variety of tools and insider tricks like these. Credit cards Some, like American Express Aeroplan Plus cards and...

Dec 17, 2019
Carry On: Travel tips and accessories for the holiday season

The business traveller on your holiday list doesn’t need another luggage tag, thanks. What they really want (even if they don’t know it yet) are these six modern essentials. STRONG SUITCASE Away is the colourful, practical luggage brand winning over world travellers with design that’s both hardy and ingenious (think: compression straps...

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