6 Quick Hacks to Make Business Travel Easier

Frequent business travel can wear anyone down. Here Inc. columnists give you their time-tested tricks for making any trip better.

  1.  Routine will set you free.
  2. Look for unexpected surprises.
  3. Get a SENTRI card.
  4. Combat the stale cabin air.
  5. Arrive early.
  6. Don’t let flying screw up your health.

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World’s Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

Travel Pulse says Business travelers headed to Europe can expect hefty expenses, but nothing compared to road warriors doing business in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. According to BCD Travel research, business travelers in Caracas spend an average of $611 per day, making it the world’s most expensive city for business travel.

At $444 and $442 per day, San Francisco (23rd) and New York (24th) were found to be the most expensive U.S. cities for business travel. Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, White Plains, New York, Honolulu, and Miami each qualifying for the top 40.

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10 New Green Venues in New York for Meetings and Events

In honor of Earth Day, here’s a look at new New York restaurants, corporate event venues, hotels, conference centers, and private rooms that factor the environment into their design or operations. Many of these new and renovated New York venues have LEED certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council or another certification group. Take a look at the venues here

 

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Marriott to No Longer Lobby for Clearance to Block WiFi

Marriott International will no longer seek permission to block other WiFi networks within its meetings and convention spaces. The hotel company had faced criticism in its attempt to get regulatory clearance to block WiFi networks in meetings areas. They held the purpose of protecting guests’ Internet security. See more at TravelWeekly.com

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Business Travel is On the Rise This Year

An additional 2 million business trips are expected to take place this year over last, due to a rebounding economy, cheaper fuel and a stronger dollar that are making corporate travel more of a bargain. More information here

 

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Apps That Can Help You Keep Track of Receipts

Most like to keep track of receipts when traveling for business. It can be a nuisance keeping track of the receipts themselves. Here are some alternatives. With an app called Shoeboxed you can photograph and categorize receipts. The app even exports the information to your budgeting software, like Excel or Quickbooks. You can also photograph receipts and then store those images in Dropbox. Evernote will allow you to scan and store receipts in one place.

 

Business Travel is Back, Perks are Not

Business travel spending and trips are both on the rise in the U.S. Businesses have boosted the number of trips their staffers take, yet employees say they still have to pinch pennies on the road. Coach is still king when it comes to flying and expense accounts remain tight. 

The Global Business Travel Association’s most recent business travel forecast for the USA predicted spending on business travel will rise 6.2% to $310.2 billion in 2015. Trips are predicted to inch up 1.7% to 490.4 million corporate treks. See more here.  

Transportation And Money: Business Travel Spending To Rise In 2015

Although many companies put the brakes on business travel in the wake of the recession, business travel has been on a roll for the past couple of years and is expected to rise 6.2 percent to $310.2 billion in 2015. Trips are going up, as well according to the GBTA Foundation, which estimates that there will be 490.4 million business related trips this year, up 1.7 percent. Lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending therefore boosting the kind of economic projects that involve business travel. Click here for more details.

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