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The Most Common Business Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Business trips can be quite demanding. There’s just so much that is expected of you. You are under pressure to deliver results, meet deadlines, keep in touch with your family back at home, it can all be so overwhelming, and mistakes are bound to happen. Most of these mistakes can be avoided with a bit of experience but have been in the travel industry for so many years, our Chicago meeting and event transportation service found it prudent to share some of the most common mistakes made by business travelers to save you this trial by fire.

First, most business travelers underestimate the benefits of hiring a good concierge car service. As a business traveler, you will find yourself in unfamiliar cities and towns and, one of the most stressful aspects of business travel is navigating unfamiliar territory while still trying to meet stringent timelines.

With a reliable car service like our Chicago limo, however, you don’t have to worry about finding your way around or making it to engagements on time. Our experienced staff members will handle all the logistical technicalities including distance, traffic density, weather, shortest routes, and the condition of roads to ensure that you are exactly where you need to be on, or ahead of time. All you have to do is sit back, relax, enjoy the deluxe amenities of our vehicles, and focus your attention on preparing for your next engagement, or even catching up on some much-needed sleep.

The following are a few more mistakes business travelers make and how you can avoid making the same.

 

Packing

When you are traveling it is easy to assume that you need more items than you actually do. This may not much of a concern for casual travelers, but as a business traveler over packing could have dire consequences. Packing light when traveling for business will allow you more speed and efficiency while overpacking will only slow down your movements and limit your maneuverability. Pack only a few sets of clothes and essential gadgets. If it comes down to it, you can always do some laundry at your destination or purchase some items at the local shopping complex. The last thing you need on a business trip is having to drag around heavy luggage while trying to meet critical timelines.

 

Travel Insurance

Another big mistake made by business travelers and casual travelers alike is failing to invest in travel insurance; this could mean a world of difference when things go wrong. Travel insurance seems like an unnecessary expense until you sprain your ankle and end up in a local hospital, leaving you with an expensive bill and possibly an expensive early flight home. Of course, no one plans to get hurt or misplace their property on a trip, but these things happen regardless, and it is better to be safe than sorry.  So, protect yourself and your property by investing in travel insurance, especially if you are a frequent business traveler.

Posted on Nov 27 2018

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