Tips for New Business Travelers
Seasoned travelers already know the do’s and don’ts for business travel and everything in between. However, if you are new to traveling with your company, you may not know the ropes like someone who has been traveling for many years. Below, we compiled a list of travel tips for new business travelers to use while on their first few business trips!
Have an Itinerary
One important thing to remember is to create an itinerary. If you are traveling for business, you’ll most likely be meeting clients, going to conferences and meetings, attending lunches, dinners, or golf outings, and much more. Having a planned itinerary will keep you in-check with all times and locations of the events you will be participating throughout your travel.
You may think it’s necessary to over-pack for your trip, but in reality, it’s not, and the thought of losing your luggage is borderline unbearable. Keep your packing to a carry-on, eliminating the opportunity of a luggage mishap. This also keeps all of your belongings close to you at all times. Bring your carry-on, check in for your flight online, and head straight to security, avoiding the nasty line at the counter and waiting at baggage claim for your luggage to arrive upon landing.
Remember Your Devices and Documentation
It’s important to have all of your necessary documentation and devices ready to go before you embark on your business trip. Be sure to have your driver’s license, or passport and a credit card so you can print your ticket/boarding pass with ease. Also, keeping all devices charged will help you stay connected to your email, flight information, texts, and calls.
Notify Your Bank
If you are traveling out of the state or country, notify your bank before you leave. You do not want to risk your credit or debit card being declined when you are paying a bill due to your bank freezing it for unknown charges and location. Letting your bank know you are traveling to a specific place ahead of time will eliminate any chances of this happening.
Sign Up for Frequent Travel Programs
Now that you know you’ll be traveling more frequently with your company, you should consider signing up for travel loyalty programs. Frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs are a big benefit of business travel. Most times, you are able to keep your rewards for personal use, so consider looking into travel programs that can be beneficial to you in the long-term.
Book Transportation with GroundLink
GroundLink provides black car services for all of your transportation needs while you’re on your business trip. Whether you need a ride to your hotel after a late dinner or need an early pick-up for a meeting or conference, GroundLink has you covered with our On Time Every Time® guarantee. Our drivers are here to provide safe, professional, and reliable services for all of your transportation needs.
Book with Ride Now® in select cities, using the GroundLink mobile app, and your driver will pick you up within 15 minutes. No more car-sharing or hailing taxi’s down in traffic. Have your own personal service, in minutes, right at your fingertips.