Business travel, when arranged by a well trained and experienced corporate travel agency, should be incident free; plain sailing from departure to arrival.
It SHOULD be, but unfortunately every now and again things don’t go according to plan – birds on the runway that delay take off, the man in the flying lawn chair who’s in the flight path or a surprise snow storm in the middle of summer.
While you can’t control the flight path of a flock of fowl, or the man who’s looking to make his mark in the history books any more than you can control the weather, there are certain things that are in your control that make a huge difference when it comes to successful business travel. You’d be amazed how the little things really do make a huge difference: packing correctly, planning your layovers so that you can get some rest before you hit the ground running, hotel bookings that are near your centre of business, not having your cards blocked by the bank, not getting home to thousands of rands worth of data charges. The list goes on...
We have compiled a list of five of the most common mistakes made by business travellers, and what to do to avoid them:
While there isn’t much you can do about birds, unidentified flying garden chairs or whacky weather there are measures that both you and your travel consultant can take to ensure that the only inconveniences you suffer are those that are up in the air.
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