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Healthy Eating Tips for Business Travelers

June 27, 2023

While business travel can be good for your career, it’s not always good for your waistline.

Traveling to another city for a networking opportunity, a business meeting or to attend a conference is a great opportunity. However, sometimes your packed schedule means that you don’t have the time to eat a healthy meal. Grabbing fast food on the go is convenient, but it will also leave you feeling sluggish rather than healthy and energized.

Here are some healthy eating tips for every business traveller to keep in mind.

Be Prepared

When you bring your own snacks with you, you’ll avoid being tempted by the quick and easy yet unhealthy options on the way. For example, bring along some fruit, a granola bar or carrot sticks that you can munch on while waiting for your flight. (Just keep in mind airport security and customs restrictions.)

Also, sometimes morning conferences and meetings run late, leaving you starving and more likely to overeat when you finally get to lunch. Having a banana or a bit of trail mix in your bag can be a lifesaver.

Stay in Self-Catering Accommodation

When you stay in a hotel during a business trip, you’ll have no option other than to eat all of your meals in a restaurant (or order room service). Since restaurant portions are often larger than necessary and include plenty of salt and fat, this is a huge factor in why many business travellers return home with their clothes feeling a little too tight.

When you stay in self-catering accommodation, such as a furnished apartment with a kitchen, you’ll be able to shop at the local supermarket and cook your own healthy meals. That way, you can make fresh and tasty recipes and you’ll know exactly what is going into them.

Have Protein for Breakfast

When you start your day, consider some eggs and wholegrain toast rather than sugary cereals or pastries.

The protein will leave you feeling fuller for longer so that you don’t get that mid-morning sugar crash and subsequent cravings. Plus, there are so many tasty dishes that you can make with eggs – from scrambled to fried to poached and much more.

Choose One Treat – And Really Enjoy It

Part of the fun of travelling somewhere else on a business trip is the chance to try the local cuisine, so you don’t want to completely restrict yourself from enjoying the food. The key is to limit yourself to one or two indulgent treats on your trip and to really focus on the experience of eating them.

So, if you are on a business trip to Vancouver Island you might treat yourself to the finest, gourmet Nanaimo Bar. Or, if you are heading to Montreal you can dig into a huge plate of delicious poutine. Get the very best and sit down and really focus on enjoying it.

These are just a few healthy eating tips. How do you eat healthily when you travel for business? Let us know in the comments below.

Business Travel

How Sustainable Short-Term Rentals Can Improve The Business Travel Experience­

June 22, 2023
Sustainable Short Term Rentals, Business Travel

Tired of going from hotel to hotel and feeling like you are living out of a suitcase? 

The rise of the sharing economy has transformed the way we travel, with short-term condo rentals becoming increasingly popular for both leisure and business trips. As sustainability concerns grow, eco-conscious travellers are seeking accommodations that align with their values. Sustainable short-term condo rentals are emerging as a go-to choice for business travellers, offering an array of benefits that improve their overall travel experience. 

Here are the ways in which sustainable short-term rentals are making a positive impact on the business travel experience

Reducing Carbon Footprint

Sustainable short-term rentals are designed with eco-friendly features that minimize their carbon footprint. These may include energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, LED lighting, and smart thermostats. By choosing a sustainable short-term rental, business travellers can reduce their environmental impact, contributing to a healthier planet and a greener conscience.

Prioritizing Health and Well-Being

In addition to minimizing environmental impact, sustainable short-term rentals often prioritize the health and well-being of their guests. This focus on well-being can help business travellers feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a long day of meetings or conferences.

Embracing Authenticity

Sustainable short-term rentals often provide a more authentic home-like experience than traditional hotel accommodations. With modern features, amenities and the feeling you are living like a local, these rentals allow guests to immerse themselves in the local culture. Business travellers can enjoy a more engaging and memorable experience, fostering a better connection with the destination they are visiting.

Encouraging Mindful Travel 

Staying in a sustainable short-term rental can inspire business travellers to adopt a more mindful approach to their journey. With a heightened awareness of their environmental impact, travellers may be more inclined to choose eco-friendly transportation options, walk to dine at local restaurants and engage in responsible tourism practices. This shift in mindset can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful travel experience.

Providing Modern Amenities and Comforts

Sustainable short-term rentals do not sacrifice comfort or convenience for the sake of eco-friendliness. Many offer modern amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens, and luxurious bathrooms, ensuring business travellers have everything they need to work and relax during their stay. By choosing a sustainable rental, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds: eco-conscious accommodations without compromising on comfort.

Promoting Work-Life Balance

The home-like atmosphere of a sustainable short-term rental can help business travellers maintain a healthy work-life balance while on the road. With separate living, dining, and sleeping areas, guests can create a distinct separation between their work and personal spaces. This can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, leading to a more enjoyable and productive business trip.

Finding Accommodations That Are Aligned With You

Sustainable short-term condo rentals are reshaping the business travel experience, offering a host of benefits that extend beyond their eco-friendly features. By reducing their carbon footprint, prioritizing health and well-being, supporting local communities, and providing modern amenities and comforts, these rentals are proving to be a popular choice for environmentally conscious business travellers. As the demand for sustainable travel options continues to grow, we can expect to see an increasing number of short-term rentals embracing green practices and paving the way for a more sustainable future in the tourism industry.

Learn more about our Business Travel and Accommodations At DelSuites and start your search for your next condo rental here.

Business Travel, Uncategorized

What Business Travellers Desire The Most When Relocating To Toronto (with stats from GBTA)

November 25, 2022

DelSuites has provided temporary furnished apartments for business travellers in Toronto for years, and we have noticed a pattern among our customers in recent years regarding what they desire from their relocation or travel programs with their companies.

Companies are realizing that their travel and relocation programs must now ensure travel safety, be more flexible to change and arrangements based on flight changes and cancellations, and the health of the employee as well. They have to be prepared for different outcomes all while limiting the amount of cost of the overall program.

On the other hand, their business traveller wishes for convenience, leisure, and personal time to provide their best work. According to the GBTA, business travellers have specific desires for how they want to travel now.

Here are the top 5 desires for business travellers

Booking With Their Favourite Travel Suppliers And Vendors

As business travellers, after a while, they tend to pick favourites when it comes to their stay, transportation means, meals and accommodations. According to GBTA, 46% of business travellers would love to be able to choose their own travel suppliers. This could bring more consistency in performance, fewer issues during their stay, more reward points and more overall cost, depending on the suppliers they choose. DelSuites is a favourite supplier amongst travel programs for its consistency, expectations and availability in some of the most convenient locations in Toronto.

Staying An Additional Night After Their Meetings

Business travellers facing timezone changes, long commutes, and even longer meetings, can experience heavy fatigue during a business trip, especially if they are flying into Toronto from quite a long distance away. According to the GBTA, 43% of business travellers would love to decompress after their time in Toronto after their meetings and fly out the next day. This could result in more cost for the travel program, but less fatigue and better morale for the business traveller.

Booking Outside A Corporate Travel System

Some pre-existing booking systems or relationships that many organizations have to limit the choices for business travellers to choose their accommodations. Instead of enjoying something like a fully furnished DelSuite that’s conveniently located where they need to be, they might be forced to book outside of the city in a hotel with minimal amenities, if any. That’s why, according to the GBTA, 39% of business travellers are looking to book their travel on their own terms instead of using a strict travel program booking system.

Building Leisure Into Their Business Travels

If you hear from business travellers, the trip sometimes is more focused on business than the travel itself. There have been many cases where business travellers will fly into an exotic country and not really see the light of day outside of conference centers, heavy meetings and long presentations, by the time the conference or business summit is done, it’s time to fly out, not being able to see what great aspects that area has to offer. According to the GBTA, 39% of business travellers are looking to couple leisure experiences with business travel and have the company pay for it. 

As you can see business travellers are looking for more personal experiences, something they can enjoy and not be stuck in a hotel somewhere outside of where they need to be. That’s why DelSuites makes a great solution for business travellers and travel programs. Our 30+ day short-term rentals, and fully furnished apartments in Toronto allow for flexibility, leisure, modern amenities and convenient locations to major shopping, business and travel hubs around the city. Making business travel easier and more enjoyable. 

Read the full story from the GBTA here.

Looking for a 30+ day furnished rental in downtown Toronto for your travel program?

Start your search for furnished apartments in downtown Toronto today with DelSuites. 

Announcements, Business Travel

Bringing Work and Life Together with DelSuites and Regus Office Space Rentals

March 1, 2022
DelSuites and Regus Office Space Rentals Partnership

You’ve booked your fully furnished Toronto condo suite with DelSuites. Now, you can pair it with a 10% discount on a fully mobility-accessible, 24-hour serviced office space rental from Regus—and step directly into your complete Toronto lifestyle.

DelSuites has partnered with workspace provider Regus International to complete your Toronto business travel experience. With 30 years’ experience finding you the right space to put the best face on your business, Regus opens a world of high-quality, ready-to-use offices that can be customized to your professional needs. Whether you’re a freelancer looking to travel light or confidently representing your multinational firm to clients at a satellite office, DelSuites and Regus let you live and work in convenience and style—at an all-inclusive, affordable price.

A flexible working solution to go with your flexible home

Regus offers office space with the same emphasis on quality, flexibility, and value that we at DelSuites bring to short-term, fully furnished housing. Whether it’s for a few hours on one particular day or a full-time, months-long stay, Regus provides spaces and plans that scale to your working needs.

From coworking and hotdesking memberships tailor-made for consultants to collaboration-friendly startup spaces or private offices, tailored for professionals whose confidentiality is a must, Regus has a solution that’s built to fit your working life.

Customizable co-working plans let you add or subtract services like printing and scanning facilities, full call handling, mail forwarding, bean-to-cup coffee, customized furniture and equipment, and additional meeting room use as you need them—and only when you need them.

Flexible booking terms allow you to grow—or shrink—your workspace as your needs change, or relocate to another Toronto Regus location for the day, week, or month. And our partnered Regus locations are fully mobility-accessible, in order to properly welcome all our guests.

With central, accessible locations in multiple Toronto business hubs—Downtown, Liberty Village, Midtown, North York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough—no matter what neighbourhood you’re in, you’ll never be far from your DelSuites home and a chance to feel truly part of the neighbourhood.

Finally, Regus offices are accessible to you 24 hours a day to accommodate the demands of business travel. You can take an international meeting at any hour, catch up on work as you ease through jet lag, or keep your own comfortable working hours, knowing you’ll have a comfortable home waiting when you’re off the clock.

A fully modern office space rental created with comfort in mind

Regus’s working environments include the vital touches that make DelSuites furnished condos comfortable, welcoming, and a place to call home. Comfortable, high-quality furniture and décor ensure that both you and your colleagues feel welcome, and that your space always sets the right professional tone.

You can enjoy all the perks that make a permanent office a comfortable home for your working life when you step from your DelSuites luxury condo into your Regus office. Host a meeting in a fully equipped boardroom or breakout area, use the built-in videoconferencing studio to make an afternoon Zoom meeting, have a professional reception team greet your guests or collect your overnight deliveries, and rely on a veteran answering service for important calls.

Regus offers services to help you keep your work-life balance, too. On-site coffee bars, sandwich service, and restaurants take care of lunch or midday snacks, and as well as secure parking, bike storage at select locations means you can stay lean—and green—and bike to work.

Work and travel within your budget

With DelSuites, the everyday costs of living are always included in our rates—WiFi, phone plans, cable TV, and the use of our buildings’ recreational and fitness amenities—so you can budget your Toronto trip without the stress of extra fees.

Regus also makes sure you can count on stable rates, with the cost of everything from business-grade WiFi, utilities, cleaning services, CCTV monitoring and security included clearly in your rental rate.

As official partners, DelSuites guests receive a 10% discount on their first office space rental with Regus, and the option of fully virtual office plans that give you a permanent presence in Toronto year-round.

With everything inclusive—and a competitive rate—you’ll be ready to be your best when you arrive: both at home and in the office.

DelSuites and Regus Office Space Rentals Partnership

Contact us at DelSuites by phone at (647) 370-3504 or email to start off your complete Toronto business travel solution: a fully-serviced home and office ready when you arrive.

Business Travel, Downtown Toronto

Splashing Back Into Business Travel: What You Need to Know

July 30, 2021
business travel toronto

The lively city of Toronto is finally opening up as COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted by local governments. Much like other major cities around the world, business travel is going up in demand as a result.

However, a “business trip” doesn’t have to be all work despite what you might think. If you choose the right rental provider, most of the heavy stuff will be off your plate so that you can enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Corporate Stays & Business Travel Are More Than Just a Dormitory

DelSuites wants to redefine the notion of “corporate housing.” We believe that your short-term rental should alleviate any stress of the workday, not add to it. DelSuites renters have come to expect features like:

  • A welcome package. It contains basic starting items like toiletries, soaps, and other needs.
  • Room features. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer room, an intrusion alarm system for home security, and multiple utilities at your disposal.
  • Entertainment. Get ready to unwind during off-hours with our HD television package and large flat screens. Don’t forget about the DVD and stereo system in case you want to bring that next season of your favorite show. Our smart TVs are also compatible with Netflix and other popular streaming apps.
  • Outside amenities. Now that they’ve opened up again, why not take advantage of all the gymnasiums, swimming pools, and even bowling alleys during your stay?



Of course, one of the best features is the price. DelSuites is actually less expensive than many of the hotels around the area.

The Next-Best Thing to Your Home Office

Now that working from home has never been easier, it’s not uncommon for professionals to have home offices. Our designated work desks available in most suites have a minimalistic design that will help you stay focused on the task at hand.

Never fear being disconnected. We have upgraded, secure wireless Internet alongside local and long-distance calling within the US and Canada. It’s practically the next-best thing to your home office.

A Positive First Impression

We believe the first few hours of move-in are extremely important. That’s why we always make pre-arrival inspections to ensure the room is working exactly as intended before you even get here.

Don’t worry about struggling to find a parking spot in the busy city either. DelSuites offers underground, indoor, and other secure parking options.

There’s also our pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Do you want to focus on move-in and don’t have time to pick up essential groceries first? Let us know, and we’ll have them delivered directly to your fridge and pantry. Delivery dates are perfectly aligned with move-in so that the food stays fresh.

Talk to your dedicated account manager to walk you through the customer-focused reservation process.

Your Health Is Our Priority

COVID-19 may be ending, but you can never be too careful. DelSuites is dedicated to our Enhanced Hygiene Practices and Protocols:

  • Virtual tours are offered to prospective guests in lieu of physical visits.
  • Housekeeping services always use disinfectant cleaners with bleach. We use a special bathroom bleach that kills 99.9% of bacteria as well as a spray cleaner with bleach for protection against germs, viruses, and fungi among others.
  • Staff members are given personal protective equipment like masks and gloves.
  • They also go through a daily Self-Assessment Health Check and are asked to stay home if they experience any symptoms.
  • New linens and towels are available in your suite upon request to supplement standard laundry services.
  • The garbage disposal procedure respects social distancing.

Need additional resources? Get in touch with Toronto Public Health for all your needs.

Find Out How Easy Business Travel Can Be With DelSuites

As far back as 1998, DelSuites started off helping single families find beautifully crafted homes throughout the city of Toronto. Today, our teams are still continuing that tradition in one of Canada’s most lucrative and active cities.

Get in touch with us today and find out why so many of our previous clients recommend us on platforms like TripAdvisor, Yelp, and LinkedIn.