In this day and age, business travel has become a normal in so many people’s’ lives. Some people probably spend more time in hotels than they do in their own home. For the veteran traveler, they surely have a routine. It’s not hard for them anymore. However, for those just entering the game, here are some tips and pointers we’ve got for you!
– Always Have a Special Business Bag Packed and Ready to Go at a Minutes Notice
– Go to any of your many local big box stores and get an appropriate sized travel bag. It needs to be small enough to carry on an airplane but big enough to fit all of your things. If you don’t want to buy a new bag, maybe you can find some supplies at the local Home Depot to fix up an older bag to make it travel ready. In the bag, always have plenty of business cards and other promotional tools, and keep them in a side pocket. You’ll also want to buy travel toiletries, especially when you are flying.
– Book in Advance and Bundle to Save Money
– Check all of the popular discount travel sites to see what deals they have running. It may seem like they are all offering the same deals, but they will usually offer the best deals very occasionally, so sign up for reminders and alerts.
– Bundle car, hotel, flight.
– These large travel sites want to get as much business as possible so they will often give huge discounts for bundling your flight with your rental car and hotel, it also makes everything easier and faster in the long run.
– Look for Rewards Programs
– If you are going to be traveling enough, it is well worth it to look for the best rewards programs from your preferred airlines and hotels. Most large airlines offer great membership deals to frequent fliers that include bonus miles and special upgrade treatments.
– Keep Detailed Records of Expenses
– Although it’s a business trip, not all things will be business expensed. Prepare for this and keep detailed records of your personal budget so you can get a good idea for future trips!