Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

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Entrepreneur Mark Dixon covers 200,000 miles a year as CEO of serviced office provider Regus. He finds power naps essential for beating jet lag.

- How many business miles have you clocked up in how many countries over the past year?

Close to 20,000 miles across about 35 countries. I'm in Brazil now, visiting parts of the country where we can expand the business. It's important to get your feet out there and on the ground.

- Favourite airport?

Nice. It's the only airport I've come across where they fast-track frequent travellers and separate them from people going on holiday. My main priority is getting through the airport quickly. I don't like waiting around.

- In flight - booze or no booze?

No booze. I like to use my time as productively as possible, or as least catch up on sleep. So I avoid coffee and keep off the alcohol.

- Hot towel or peanuts?

Hot towels, although I think the quality has gone down a lot recently - sometimes they're not even hot. In Asia, I like cold towels.

- On-board entertainment?

I take a lot of business magazines with me and catch up. I use my computer till it runs out of power.

- Do you like trains? …

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