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Trendy 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.

Know When to Book and Fly

The best time to buy domestic airfare is on Tuesdays around lunchtime. The airline sales typically only last three days or less and tend to publish on Tuesdays. Also, the best days to travel are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

You’ll almost always pay less if you accept a connecting flight. Travel on the off-season, as you can get better deals for flights and hotels. Excursions and local sites also offer cheaper prices. Another perk is that you don’t have to fight as many tourists and can experience a private beach or more entertainment options.

Connect with Local Companies Before You Leave

If it’s a long business trip, you may have plenty of time to connect with local companies. It is, therefore, a good idea to start contacting them via social media and email a good few weeks or months beforehand so you have pre-scheduled meetings when you land.

Also, pack wisely and include a power bank that can recharge your phone. It is also advisable to land a few days before your meetings/events so that you have the time to relax and get rid of the jet lag. Lastly, make sure to do some sightseeing; sometimes inspiration comes from quite unlikely places.

Have a Plan for Your Regular Workload

Work trip schedules run pretty tight and you may not have much time to get your regular requests done without sacrificing sleep. In addition to being as well-rested as possible before you go, get as up to date with your workload as possible to give yourself a buffer.

It would also be worthwhile to see if there are any colleagues who can help pick up some slack while you’re out of the office, making sure they are aware of what might come up, and where they can find what they need.

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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