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Business Travel Smarts: Getting the Most Out of Your Trip

Even the most hardened business traveler has to admit it: there are times when you just wish you were somewhere else. Some of the negative aspects of travel, when you are at the mercy of airlines and the elements, are unavoidable. But sometimes you can get into the habit of accepting inconveniences which could, with a little care, be bypassed.

Smart Planning

 

Don’t always use one mode of transport; consider the options. Planes may be the obvious choice for transcontinental journeys, but trains or driving may be better for some destinations. Sometimes a bus is the best way if it drops you conveniently near to your destination.

 

Think about your connections. Expedia may offer you some cheap deals but think about the timing and the convenience. Some cities are much better than others when it comes to making connections.

 

Pack wisely and economically. Only take what will go into a carry-on bag, to avoid wasting time in the baggage claim hall. Study the weather forecast so that you don’t get caught out with the wrong clothes.

 

Spend to Save

 

Going with the cheapest option for travel and accommodation does not always bring the best long-term benefit to your business.

 

If you are entertaining clients for a big contract, it may well be worth paying the extra for more comfortable accommodation. For a weekend conference, get away from it all by visiting a well-resourced hotel with good leisure facilities like the Marriott Hilton Head Island resort and spa on the South Carolina coast.