Whether small business owners have to travel regularly or they have a series of employees who do it for them, some business travelers may be interested in a new social experience. With the surge of social media platforms. It comes as no surprise that one would develop for business travelers. According to CNN, Planely is a social media site where businessmen and women can meet other business travelers and make those long flights a little more bearable.
"Air travel has got to be one of the most uninspiring, unexciting customer experiences that we subject ourselves to," Nick Martin, CEO and founder of the company, told the news source. "Making it social and opening it up so we can leverage each other's skills and abilities whilst we're traveling - and either side of our travel - has got to be a good thing."
The site accesses the person's Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, and then uses an algorithm to give the user other people who will be on the same flight.
"We have tons of other people who just put their flights into the system on the off-chance they'll have a social interaction," Martin told the news outlet.
This isn't the only site doing so, as Satisfly also caters to business travelers who are tired of the same routine while up in the air. This site allows travelers from certain airlines to find the perfect person to sit next to while in flight. Therefore, if the individual wants to relax and have a quiet flight, he or she can find someone who does the same. This also goes for those who want to be more sociable. This service is only available on certain airlines for now, but it will soon be available in other ones, the media outlet reports.
Owners looking for a few small business resources when traveling may want to check out some easy-to-use web tools for planning the trip. According to Small Business Computing, the best sites for travel planning include Kayak.com, which gives travelers exactly what they want - from the airports they wish to spend a layover to only offering flights that feature Wi-Fi. Other useful web tools while planning are OnTheFly, SeatGuru, TripAdvisor and TripIt.