Every year, over 490 million business trips are taken across the globe, crossing to statistics from Credit Donkey. The total expense of your business trip may be costly but there are ways for you to get some extra savings out of it. So, no matter your position, check out these budget-friendly tips on how to travel on your next business trip.
Travel Lightly in Style
Keep the motto of “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” even during your flight. The more baggage you have, the more fees you will incur for baggage and handling. However, save yourself the hassle and opt for carry-on only. Since most business trips are short-lived and rarely last a week, you might as well travel light and bring light pieces of clothing. This will ensure that you don’t lose your bag somewhere, resulting in more stress upon arrival. You can also find ways on how to pack properly to maximize your luggage space. You will be surprised just how much you can fit in your small travel bag.
Grab Promo Deals
One of the ways to save on airfare is by looking out for promotions by certain airlines. Most major airlines have apps and offer regular promo deals while other options including credit cards rewards and air miles programs. All of which will help you get the most value for the dollar. Usually, if you subscribe to their newsletters they will send you emails about their promotions and travel periods. Most people use such promotions for their holiday but it can be used for business travels as well. Just make sure that you synchronize your schedules with the travel period.
Book in Advance
Be sure to book your flights early in advance. The best deals are offered at least two months before and may increase when the date approaches. This will give you time to organize your schedule, manage your time and save on airfare.
Business-class or no business class?
Business Class is costly and its a premium that some can afford and surely you can too. But if you want to save on cost, you might want to consider taking the economy especially if the flight time is short and you’re not trying to impress someone. You will be surprised how much you will save on annual flights in business class.
Traveling for business isn’t cheap but it can be affordable if you know what to do. This goes to show that if you want to save on traveling, all it takes it creativity as the saying goes “if there’s a will there’s a way”. After all, these hacks can help reduce the pressure of work – on your body, business, and mind.
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