Business travel can be a headache without dedicated support. Whether you travel frequently for work or just a few times a year, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of travel perks for a more enjoyable trip. To make the most of your business trip, maximize some of the benefits of travel with these tips:
Extend Your Stay
Plan to lengthen your stay for a little sightseeing in a city you’ve never seen before. If you’re spending a work week in your destination, ask your employer to delay your flight until Sunday for a little extra time to relax before heading home
Use Loyalty Programs
Many hotels and airlines offer programs for frequent travelers to accumulate points or miles that can be exchanged for free WiIFi, upgraded flights or rooms, discounted airfare and other bonuses. Earn hotel and airline points for yourself by signing up for loyalty programs while on your business trip.
Take Advantage of the Business Lounge
Most hotels and airports have business lounges with free secure WiFi, comfortable chairs and tables, and plenty of other amenities for frequent business travelers. Use your time between flights and meetings for productive work time by heading to the secluded business lounge, away from the loud noise and distractions.
Get a Travel Reward Credit Card
Take advantage of the opportunity to get rewarded for travel expenses. Travel credit cards allow you to earn points and rewards that include excellent perks, like free checked bags, airline miles, free hotel rooms and cashback.
Upgrade to Elite or Business Status
If your employer allows it, maximize your travel experience by upgrading your status for both airfare and lodging. When flying elite or business class, you may enjoy early boarding, a seat upgrade, free checked luggage, premium beverage options and more. At a hotel, your elite status usually grants you complimentary breakfast, room upgrades, early check-in and other luxury amenities.