16 Mar What to Keep in Mind if You’re Traveling for Work
If you’re a traveling for business, you might have experienced the opportunity to travel first class. Corporate transportation services can provide wonderful means to get from point A to point B, but there are mistakes you can make on any trip. If you can travel in style then you should still travel wisely.
- Don’t pack too much: Try to keep your packing down to the essentials and a few luxury items. Sometimes planes or corporate limousines will have a hard time finding the space to put all of your items. Limo services can bend to your needs by offering larger vehicles, but if you’re traveling alone you wouldn’t take a party bus to the airport or event. Not to mention that sedans are the most popular choice of vehicles for corporate and business clients in the United States. So pack with travel in mind.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself: When building your itinerary, don’t over-stuff it with as many stops as possible. Make sure you add time for relaxation in between events, even if it’s for just a few moments. You’re limousine driver will thank you too.
- Inform your credit card company: The last thing you’ll want to deal with while on a trip is having your accounts frozen while your bank tries to determine whether or not your card was stolen. Plan ahead and inform them that you’ll be at a different location. It’s always a good idea to bring cash on trips, but don’t bring too much. You also shouldn’t keep it all in one place. Keep some in your room and some on your person.
- Get a reliable corporate transportation service: You will want to make sure you select a reputable company that can get you to your appointments on time. If your company has a service on retainer then request your favorite driver or car. Make sure they have a copy of your itinerary so they know where to be and when. If any changes are made to your schedule make sure to at least keep your driver in the loop.
- Track your expenses: If you’re on a business trip you should keep track of how much you’re spending and on what. Keep receipts and other invoices to prove your expenses were legitimate and avoid issues with validation when you get back. If you have a company card you should still keep all records of purchases just in case. Know how much you can spend and don’t exceed that amount. If there isn’t a big budget for this trip, then try to keep the unnecessary purchases to a minimum.
On any business trip it’s important to remember to plan ahead and articulate your itinerary and event changes to your corporate transportation service. It’s never a bad idea to allocate some time for yourself somewhere in there as well. Everyone needs a vacation sometime.