Cutting Business Expenses – How to Save on Business Travel |

Business travel is an essential part of any business but for many people it is an extremely stressful event. There are a couple of reasons for this but there are also things that you can do to reduce your stress levels. The purpose of this article is to help business travellers reduce stress and enjoy themselves whilst travelling. This makes life easier but also makes it more likely that they will be successful in their business meetings.

Here are the tips that you should follow:

Travel light- Most people carry too much stuff with them when they travel- too many clothes, too many toiletries, books, papers and other things they don’t use. Take less clothes, use a laundromat and buy toiletries when you get there. Also make sure you follow the tips below instead of packing books.

Purchase the right gadgets- I like reading on long haul flights but I don’t like carrying lots of books. They are heavy. Make sure you buy yourself a tablet device or a Kindle instead. You can pack these full of eBooks and PDF’s. you can also put on Word Documents and Powerpoint presentations.

Prepare properly for meetings- Use plane flights and other long transport opportunities to go over your meeting notes and further prepare for meetings. A lack of preparation for meetings, especially when you have travelled a long way for these meetings, and when you see that the meeting is not as successful as it should be is what causes the major drama for most people. Use this time to go over notes, edit Powerpoint slides and generally prepare answers for any questions you feel you might need to answer.

Buy a global SIM card- Roaming fees are a killer for many people and can cause huge business cash flow problems. If you buy a global SIM card you should be able to avoid this problem. Buying a global SIM card means you will only pay a fraction of the cost for outgoing calls (when compared with using your home phone) and you will not pay to receive calls in many countries.

Do something touristy whilst you are there- Another great stress reducing tool during business travel is to make sure that you do something touristy when you get to your destination. Do yourself a favour and take time to visit a museum or other tourist attraction.

Business travel doesn’t need to be stressful and if you follow the tips I have mentioned in this article you should be able to make your own life easier.

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