This week we decided to take a roundup on business travel. Many business owners and business people in general take business trips once in awhile, some take many and some take several per year or even life career. It all depends on type of business, individual’s position and other aspects of whether his/her job requires the person to take business trips. Time to time business trips can be a lot of fun and very interesting and there are times where they aren’t. However what is important is the comfort of the accommodations that the person stays in. After long meetings and work day you always want to come back to a good hotel, have a good food and relax. Having a good comfortable trip is an overall experience that can define your mood for the whole trip; therefore we want to expand on several points that can help you schedule and plan a good trip. Here we go!
How to select the best possible airline, hotel and car rental for you trip?
Airline: The best thing to do is to book the spot as yearly as you can do. Several benefits: the price of the ticket is cheaper, you are guaranteed on time and hustle free flight, and you can also register online for sitting and luggage drop off. Luggage drop off offers you a great chance to save tons of time standing in line and waiting to register and leave your bags. In addition, is it very nice to choose nonstop flight or also called direct flights where airplane only has one stop at the final destination.
Hotel: hotel industry has created a lodging type for almost any budget or personal need. You can select the most suiting suite based on your preferences of the room. The price will vary depending on your needs.
Car: car rental can be somewhat hustling, therefore rent in advance and search for deals. You can find good deals on many car rental services, in addition you can talk down the agent to give you a good price therefore don’t book online but call and persuade that you’ll be booking early in advance.
Should you be using a travel agent?
There are two sides of these questions. First you have to determine what you need the travel agent for and then you have to define what the price differences are when buying from agent or purchasing yourself if there is any. What I usually do is the next:
First, I think if I’ve ever been in that same city or location, if I was there then there is no problem and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to figure out things. But if it is a new location to me, then I’m calling several agents to see what each of them has to say, how they service me and what information the give me. I choose the best pick based on all those qualities and if I see there isn’t a big price difference between buying myself and going through the agent, I order from the agent.
Should you buy travel insurance when going on a business trip?
I usually don’t buy the travel insurance. Here are the reasons why: first of all, most of the travel insurances don’t cancel your fair for the same reasons as your business trip might be cancelled. They usually cancel only if one is ill. Second, if it is a long planned trip then there is a high chance I’ll be still going. Third, if it is a quick one-two day trip usually I don’t have anything booked such as hotel or car. Therefore, before buying travel insurance check what is offered and go with what make sense to you.
That’s pretty much it. I hope we’ve covered most important topics, if you have questions please comment or send a direct message through the contact us section.