Oct 27, 2017

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Tips When Travelling for Longer Periods of Time

Tips When Travelling for Longer Periods of Time

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When you travel for work on the regular, living in hotels almost feels normal to you. It is your home away from home. For short stays here and there, the classic hotel room will work. When staying any longer than a few nights, it’s nice to have a little more space. There a few things we recommend for business travelers like this.

  • Don’t Pack Too Much… Have a Small Bag Packed and Ready to Go at All Times
    • Go to a local retailer near you and find something that is good quality but not too large. Make sure it can fit your necessities but try to keep it small enough to always be able to carry it on. Have plenty of business cards and other promotional tools made up ahead of time, and keep them in a side pocket so you never run out on the road.
      • Buy toiletries there.
        • If you are flying, you have to mind the TSA liquids and gels regulations. Since you’ll be staying a long time, don’t waste space in your carryon, just stop at a pharmacy when you arrive and buy what you need. Chances are they have medium sizes so you don’t have to take it home either without feeling guilty.
      • Do laundry
        • Since you only have your carry on bag, have your laundry done at the hotel or find somewhere near to do it. It will save you a lot of hassle by eliminating the need to pack more stuff.
  • Always look for long stay discounts.

There are hotels that specialize in long term stays offering special rates or more spacious, comfortable areas. The Extended Stay America line offers an apartment like feel with hotel services. It is really convenient for the long term business trip.

  • Look for Rewards Programs
    • As a frequent traveler, try to find places that offer frequent guest rewards. Over time, these will add up and you can eventually use them towards free nights to save some money or potentially on a personal trip while not working. Think of them as a little bonus for all the moving around so much.
  • Keep Detailed Records of Expenses
    • Because it is a business trip, almost everything will be expensable. Make sure to separate your personal purchases from those that the company will cover though and save all of your receipts in an organized folder just in case of any disputes. By keeping your own detailed records, you can guarantee not to accidentally spend your own money.
  • TripAdvisor
    • If you want to know where the locals go to eat drink and be happy, get on TripAdvisor and read some reviews. You can find out a lot about a city just by reading the restaurant reviews left by customers online!! You can also search message boards and forums and ask questions if you feel compelled. Normally there will be a good amount of locals willing to give their advice and potentially become a new friend!

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