I am a business owner and have to travel a lot for business purpose. Last year when I was traveling to Edmonton I faced some bad experiences on my journey. Since that I have become extremely careful and conscious when traveling within the Stateline or across the border. I have gone through many travel magazines and surf on the internet to find out how to organize a hassle free travel, especially a business travel. Thankfully, I came across some of the amazing tips in travel magazines like British Columbia Magazine, Caribbean Travel and Life, Cruise International, Escapism Travel Magazine, Getaway, National Geographic Traveler and many more. These tips turned to be really useful and helpful as well. Now I know how to organize a hassle-free business trip. So, if you want to know about the tips, continue reading the article.
Visit online before the travel: There are many new websites on business travel that keep sharing tips and ideas on how to organize a business trip. They offer the chance to business travelers to explore the place online by knowing its politico-social condition, climatic condition, whether or not it is prone to storm, earthquake or any kind of natural disaster. These websites also share ideas on coordinating travel plans and make trip more comfortable. While some companies help the travelers organize the plan by making a master itinerary, others provide color-coded seat maps to identify superior or inferior seats on many aircraft’s.
Remember the charge card: In a business travel, charge cards are always a viable way to pay for airline tickets and car-rentals, because should there be any problem, charge cards and your business will remain safe and protected. Moreover, charge provide paper trail which makes it easier for you to stress the expenses you made on the travel. I always make it a point to give business cards to my employees as well, so that they can charge all the expenses related to business. Business cards can also keep you away from the IRS problem by distinguishing business purchases, which are tax deductible and personal purchases, which are not tax deductible. In addition to these, another significant advantage of using charge card is that some companies offer perks like frequent points.
Safety precaution: As a business owner I have learned that it’s my responsibility to adopt all kinds of safety measures possible when traveling out of the city, especially abroad. I instruct my employees to leave a photocopy of my passport and travel itinerary with friends or family members. This is because in case I lose my documents, my friends or family members will be able to send the photocopies overseas to embassy official.
Always have backup: The likelihood of losing business-related files or documents on the trip can cause a serious problem. That is the reason why I always make it a point to take back up of all critical files. I store business documents on multiple devices and in multiple locations; including laptop hard drives, flash drives, and CDs.
Hire car-rentals ahead: If you are traveling within the Stateline and hire car-rentals for that, then it is advisable to do it ahead. Go through several websites and consult different car-rental agencies to find out the best car type and best estimate. There are many websites that compare the estimates across different places to offer you the best deal. To know more about the site, visit us.
Author’s bio: Sam Payn is a well-known travel blogger, who has written a plenty of travel articles. In this article, he has specifically spoken about the tips on how to organize a business trip. These will immensely help you organizing a successful business travel.