Business travelers increasingly view hotels as a place to continue the workday. To accommodate these travelers, Marriott now has the \"Room That Works,\" which includes such items as a workstation with console table, PC modem, and a writing table.
Rising air fares and hotel costs can make travel budgets a major company expense, forcing businesses to seek ways to economize. Wachovia, for example, purchased a company jet for two daily round trips between Winston-Salem and Atlanta.
Many of North Carolina's centers for association and business meetings feature spas. These spas are built with groups in mind -- huge facilities that can accommodate large numbers of conference participants. Wright describes some of the best-known ones, including the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa and the Rock Barn Golf Club and Spa in Conover.
Redefining the meaning and location of workplace were employees called super-commuters or road warriors by the author. Included in his discussion of this occupational trend: the Great Recession surge; super-commuter characteristics; cultural changes yielding the acceptance of super-commuting; and profilers of three commuters. 12-14