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Pro 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.

Stay Organized

Many of you travel a lot for work, from Florida to California to points around the globe.  Transportation can be as varied as a bus, train, boat or airplane! You visit trade shows, speak at conferences and visit clients.

The key to success when you are constantly traveling is organization. Whether you prefer a written day planner or a digital calendar, where you can see your week at a glance, these types of tools will help you prepare for all of your travel, ensuring you don’t miss anything.

Bring an Unlocked Smartphone

For starters, using an unlocked smartphone when traveling internationally will save you money, as you can purchase local SIM cards and use them for local calling, texting, and, of course, for wireless data to connect you to the internet.

This is really helpful as you can tether your other phone, tablet or computer via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, effectively sharing the connection and avoiding roaming charges. An unlocked phone with a local SIM card means uploads of photos and videos can happen as you take them versus waiting to get somewhere that Wi-Fi is offered.

Speeds are faster than roaming and if you’re taking part in business conference calls, those sound better, without the delay that comes about when you roam.

Most of all, having an unlocked phone still allows you to stay in touch with all your business colleagues, but because the phone number is different, you won’t receive those pesky interruptions from those spam callers from back home.

Keep Calm and Carry On

One of the greatest aggravations when flying for work is getting to the airport late; well, when not checking bags, you can usually skip the lines at the counter and head straight to getting probed and prodded at security (after checking in online).

Brought your company notebook and worried about it getting tossed about by the luggage handlers? You avoid that anxiety when you handle it yourself for the entire trip. Additionally, you have eyes on your bag for the whole trip, so you can rest (and fly) assured knowing that your bag won’t get misplaced on the way.

To be able to avoid checking in your luggage, you’ll have to pack strategically. It might be a business trip, but you are also excited to explore the sights and let your hair down afterwards. Gather your most versatile clothing. Bring shoes that look sharp in the meeting room but can also hold up to a night on the dance floor.

A semi-formal, single-color blazer makes a perfect multipurpose fashion piece, functioning as half of your business suit during the day and a nice accompaniment with jeans for the evening.

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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