Apps to help beat language barriers

Master a foreign tongue or just make yourself understood. The technology is at hand

The cabin calm of ultra-frequent flyers

Mileage junkies know how to work all the angles to get the most out of their airborne lifestyle

Management

Travellers’ must-have gadgets

The devices and software senior executives rely on

Frequent flyer points for Christmas gifts

Purchasing presents can be a good way to go further

Hub Premier Inn

Shrinking hotel rooms

A smaller size does not have to mean lesser quality

Ryanair cuts outlook for second time

Shares tumble as carrier blames ‘softness’ in yields

Female visitors to the Middle East

Make sure you are familiar with the traditions and customs that local people follow

Alternatives to staying in hotels

From members’ clubs to informal lets, there are ways to break free of the chain

Business traveller: The US shutdown

How the Washington standoff might affect you

Be productive in a queue

Standing in line need not be a waste of time

Leaving the children behind

Parents can find it hard to balance their work and family commitments

Getting luggage delivered

A good way to save time and money if quantity merits it

Make the most of priority services

Some offerings can speed you through an airport but others are simply not needed

Design space: locker-style access system

Master keys help luggage security checks

How to avoid breaking into a sweat

When in hot climes, use antiperspirants correctly

In-flight eating and drinking

Flying affects food quality and one’s sense of taste

How to work when you’re on the road

You need a combination of the right technology and the right mindset

Eating well on trips

How to keep your mind and body sharp on the road

Last-minute changes to air travel

It is possible to plan ahead by buying flexible tickets

Anti-espionage tips for the traveller

Reduce the risk of security breaches on business trips