Business travel doesn’t have to be boring or stressful. There are a number of ways to make your business trip less of an inconvenience and more of a pleasure. Learn how to take advantage of corporate travel for a more enjoyable and leisurely experience.
How to Take Advantage of Corporate Travel
Don’t think of your business trip as a burden. Here’s how to enjoy traveling for work:
Networking while on your business trip is a rewarding way to meet new people and potentially gain new work opportunities. Networking doesn’t have to be a burden. Make it fun by interacting with people during meals or conference breaks to pass the time with friendly company. Once you spark up a good conversation, get their contact information before to stay in touch!
Don’t Miss Out on Travel Rewards
Sign up for any airline, hotel or dining loyalty programs to add luxury to your trip. Earn hotel points, airline miles, restaurant credit or even cashback while traveling for work so you can use your rewards to add value to your future business travel!
Find a Good Local Restaurant
If you have any free time for yourself, a business meeting with your colleagues, or get to know new acquaintances over a meal, suggest dining at a well-known restaurant in the area. Research, talk to locals and read reviews to find a spot with both delicious food and a great atmosphere to make your business meeting a little more interesting, and maybe even fun! Be sure to make a reservation to avoid a potentially stressful situation with your coworkers or clients.
Extend Your Trip
Make a mini-vacation out of your business trip by planning to extend your stay. As long as your company allows it, stay an extra night or two. Use your extended trip time to explore a new city, check off must-sees and must-eats on your bucket list, and recoup before heading back home.