Avoid Business Travel Headaches

In our hectic, modern work-life, does the word “business trip” conjure images of relaxing in first class with a briefcase resting on our lap or a frantic dash through terminals dragging a travel bag with a funky wheel?

Let’s face it. Frequent travel is a necessity for many professionals but usually not enjoyable.

The U.S. Travel Association reports U.S. residents logged 459 million person‑trips* for business purposes in 2015, with 37% for meetings and events, with direct spending on travel a whopping $296.3 billion.

The travel channel posted a great article listing some business travel tips, of which our top 3 are

1. Limit luggage to a carry-on. We’d recommend buying travel size toiletries a few a time so they are always on hand and ready to be placed in a ziplock right before the trip.

2. Join rewards clubs and use them. Airlines, hotels and car rental agencies almost always offer preferential treatment for their program members, which translate into savings and convenience.

3. Use technology like seatguru.com to check out the legroom situation and to predetermine your seat location and opentable.com to book restaurants in your destination city.

To further make business travel easier, especially for very frequent or complicated itineraries, consider using a travel agent or outsource your planning to Oak Tree Operations. Planning a trip and need help nailing down the details? Need to research unforgettable client-entertainment options? Just don’t have time to deal with one more thing? Contact us today to chat.