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Expert Travel Tips for 2019

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Today’s blog is one in a series focused on corporate travel. This weekly series will focus on travel tips covering a variety of topics, including air travel, hotel tips, comfort and safety. Each week, Kevin Smith Transportation Group will bring advice from some of the leading travel experts across the greater Philadelphia, PA area.

Do you need to book ground transportation for your next business trip or meeting? Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our Corporate Concierges handle all of the logistics for you. From Airport Transportation to Executive Car Services to Employee Shuttle Services, KSTG can coordinate and deliver all of your transportation needs.

The 2018 Corporate Travel Index published by the Business Travel News says companies spend on average over $1,400 for a three-day business trip.  However, even with the advancements of technology, this traditional method of face to face client interaction is still critical.

To help make the most of your next business trip, here are some suggestions from some of our most frequent travels who utilize Kevin Smith Transportation Group.

Stock Your Hotel Fridge

The number one mistake business travelers make is eating like they are on vacation. This type of lifestyle is unhealthy and expensive, especially if you eat out for every meal; however, convenient food service can seem like the easiest solution after a long day.

To make your travel easier for you and your wallet, stock the hotel fridge with nutritious items that you can consume throughout your trip. Hard-boiled eggs make a great breakfast or snack option with protein to keep you full. A rotisserie chicken is another great option that allows you to reheat different size portions easily, storing the rest in the fridge for another meal.

Also, try buying a veggie platter, they aren’t just for parties, which will maximize your wallet by providing multiple days’ worth of nutritious snacks in one bulk purchase.

Invest in Travel Insurance

If you travel frequently for business outside your home country, an annual travel insurance policy is a great way to ensure you have coverage when you need it, even at a moment’s notice. This type of plan gives employers peace of mind, knowing their employees have high levels of medical protection, an emergency medical evacuation benefit, and coverage for lost luggage and baggage delay.

As the global business world continues to expand, it’s important for business travelers to know their domestic health insurance may not follow them when they travel abroad. And, if they are traveling to an area without appropriate medical care, emergency medical evacuation coverage is key in making sure they can be moved, if needed, to a location that has proper medical care.

An annual travel insurance plan is especially helpful for employees who travel back and forth to nearby countries, such as U.S. residents who travel to Canada and Mexico. In addition, an annual plan saves you time as you complete one application and pay once a year for coverage. It is also typically more economical for those who travel frequently.

Avoid the High Premiums Attached to Last-Minute Airfare

Meeting and schedule changes at the final hour make last-minute travel sometimes inevitable. Booking last-minute flights usually leads to sky-high airfares, but there are ways to keep premiums at a minimal.

Recent SAP Concur data revealed it’s best to book flights at least eight days or more in advance.  Tickets booked fewer than seven days prior to departure can be on average 44 percent more expensive than the same ticket booked 15 days in advance. You can save $148 per ticket by booking at least eight days out.

Do you need to book ground transportation for your next business trip or meeting? Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our Corporate Concierges handle all of the logistics for you. From Airport Transportation to Executive Car Services to Employee Shuttle Services, KSTG can coordinate and deliver all of your transportation needs.

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