Business Travel Tips – Saving You Time
Saving You Money
Business travel tips – you time is valuable. You have places
to be and you can’t afford unnecessary time delays when it comes to your
You can save more on your time and ultimately on your
business expenses, through careful planning to avoid last minute time delays
that will ultimately ended up costing you more.
Travelling lightly should also be a goal when it comes to
lifestyle and business travel, but so too should saving-wise business
travelling tips and guidelines.
Cast your eye over other great tips in our free
trip planner and add them to the free business travel saving ideas below.
- Make sure that you have had all the necessary inoculations
and vaccinations required and suggested for your destination.
- You really don’t want to be refused entry either into a
foreign country or upon your return to your home country because you haven’t
had the necessary jabs.
- Invest is great time-saving luggage.
- If it is at all possible try and pack in a quality and
durable carry-on suitcase.
- You’ll save time by skipping the long queues at the luggage
carousel as you wait for your cargo luggage to eventually arrive.
- You’ll also, potentially save even more time should your
luggage get lost on route and you have to pester airport officials to locate
your luggage because you need your formal black suit / dress for a business
presentation or corporate cocktail party.
- If carry-on luggage is not an option and you really need
more packing space because of the nature of your business, spend the extra
money initially and invest in a suitcase with four wheels.
- The ease of movement and the fact the fact that you can wheel
your luggage next to you may dissuade potential thieves – definitely a money
- Bubble wrap goes a long way to cutting costs, as does
investing in a hand-held scale.
- You don’t want to be in position where you need to pay
luggage fines because your luggage is over the stipulated weight limit.
- Have your paperwork and foreign exchange money requirements
ready and available.
- You should have a hard printed out copy of your e-ticket
number to facilitate being issued with a boarding pass.
- If you know that the nature of your work requires some
flexibility, try and book your flight ticket with an option that affords you
the flexibility should you need to make any last minute flight changes.
- Login in to the online check-in [usually 24 hours before
your flight] and maximize your chances of getting a great a seat – hopefully near
the emergency exits as they tend to have more space and leg room.
- If you have frequent flyer miles, ask your travel agent how
many you would need to upgrade and then decide if it is worth redeeming some of
your frequent flyer miles.
- Make sure that you also have printed hard copies of all
booking vouchers, confirmation of accommodation and care hire documentation.
- It is also a good idea to make sure that you have an
international driver’s license for your destination country should you be using
a rental vehicle instead of public transport.
- Speaking of rental cars – it is definitely a good idea to
book your rental car with a GPS - knowing
exactly where you need to be going will not only ensure your punctuality, but
it’ll save you a whole lot of stress and frustration at detour delays.
Travel insurance is a must when it comes to international
travel – make sure your rental car insurance is comprehensive, your health
insurance is adequate and your life insurance is sorted.
Keep all your travel insurance safely with you at all
times for emergencies.
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