Smart stops on the Web.


Make online reservations for hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts worldwide through this site. Passport Travel Guide also provides room rates, hotel descriptions and reviews.
bizTraveler's site allows users to make online hotel and airline reservations and check frequent-flyer miles. Also included are detailed destination maps, hotel reviews, daily online business news items as well as a recommended reading list for quick reference.
DirectLink offers 24-hour access to booking and information services formerly exclusively for travel agents.

Design a Web Site

If you're ready to create a site for your organization, these sites offer free advice, free and low-cost tools and references to other resources:
Mike Lindsay's site contains a basic HTML tutorial that's informative, easy to understand and witty. Note the links to Web site authoring tools, including Lindsay's reviews.
The best part of the L'Industrie De Meat site is a downloadable inexpensive shareware program called the "color manipulation device" for choosing the colors of your Web site.
There are a lot of ways to keep track of how many people visit your site. Go to Internet Cunt's site for an especially easy-to-download free application.

Business and Industry

Professional Liability Resources
The Executive Risk site includes an online newsletter for buyers and sellers of liability insurance for directors, officers and professionals.

Interactive Geography
Worldtime provides a wealth of geographic information on every country from time zones to national holidays; it's useful for international business.

Internal Auditors Online
The Institute of Internal Auditors site includes association news releases on ethics, professional standards and membership options.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.