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Best Business Travel Tips & Tricks from Griffin Transportation

The Ultimate in Safety, Service and Satisfaction

Business travel can be stressful and can interfere with your personal life and wellbeing. Like many business skills, planning and learning the tips and tricks can help to make your travel enjoyable, efficient and bypass the many pitfalls. As travel professionals, Griffin Transportation has gathered together a list of useful information that will help you in the near future.

Stick with your priorities

When people travel to another city they may do random things which compromises their plans and time management. Stick to your priorities and do what you are familiar with. You can try something new, but not at the expense of your priorities, if it is a waste of time.

Eat well, stay fit and exercise

Generally, someone else will be paying for your own food, so eat a controlled amount of good quality, healthy food. Many people eat very poor quality food and tend to overeat when they travel because they are often tired and choose the fast food options. Good food and plenty of rest and some exercise is a great remedy for threatening stress.

Maintain life and work balance over multiple time frames

Avoid regrets and conflicts with your family and friends. This means not missing important occasions and sharing times during the day. It also means maintaining the balance in the longer term - planning to take days off to spend with the family. If you show you are good at your job, and you have to travel a lot most bosses will understand that you need to have planned days off built into your schedule.

Ensure You Get Elite Status

You absolutely need the extra benefits of an elite status and you need to convince your boss or company that this is a necessity. Elite status flyers receive benefits such as private reservations phone number, get access to dedicated check-in, get priority upgrades into first class, and many more. This helps you to be better at your job and maintain schedules and avoid unnecessary confusion and stress.  You get better service and are able to relax more when you fly business class.

Avoid unplanned meetings with little or no justification

Each time you travel on a business trip someone from your town or State will want to meet you simply for geographical reasons. You probably have other priorities. Avoid being distracted from your prime reason for travelling and focus on the important people you need to meet.

Respect your Entire Life, Don't Postpone It

Don't put your life on hold while you travel. Make the travel part of your life but not as an all-consuming replacement for the things and people you cherish. Integrate your values into your trip by being sensitive, responsive, spiritual, funny, loving and healthy. This is not vacation travel. Don't make it a vacation from your life.

Consider Videoconference Meetings as an alternative to travel and personal meetings

Video conference systems are getting better all the time and may be just as effective as a personal trip. A live video conference is much more effective than a phone call in many different situations. Some of the top benefits of video conferencing, based on conversations with customers, analysts, and value-added resellers:

Reduced Travel Costs -The ability to be in several places at once without leaving your office is the next frontier and driving business productivity.

Increased Productivity Among your Customers and Teams- In today’s market, it’s not unusual to have satellite offices across the country, or even the globe. Most of these offices will communicate with phone calls, email, or instant messages. The lack of face-to-face communication can cause misunderstandings within your teams, and worse, can result in lost or nonexistent communication.

Improves Communication & Reinforce Relationships - During a videoconference you can see the facial expressions and body language of conference participants, leading to faster and more effective collaboration.


Know the Worst and Best Days to Fly

With a bit of planning you can avoid the delays and hassles of jammed Airports, transportation availability and other problems with busy days.

Avoiding the Long-Haul Blues

Do some research to find out which aircraft has the most legroom and sleeping set-up, in-seat power-port locations, other accessories and maximum recline of seats. These things can be very important on a long trip.

Find a Way to Staying Wired on the Plane if that is Important

For prolonged use of your computer on a flight you need to be able to plug in to recharge your battery. Remember to carry a single-design plug-in adaptor and other devices.

Avoid the High Cost of Cellphone Use on Planes

Using cell phones abroad and on planes can be ridiculously expensive do some research and join one of the World Class international roaming services before departing. If the carrier is a problem, it may be worth considering rent cell phones or purchasing international phones abroad.

Join the Hotel's Members' Club

Most hotels and resorts have various types of membership clubs. This means you can get bonus points every time you stay, other perks like quick check-in, free Internet access or free local calls and many other benefits. The more you stay with that particular hotel, the better the benefits.

Book a Room on the Executive Floor

Booking a somewhat more expensive room on the "Club" or "Executive" level can save you money in the long run and they offer many advantages. These floors often boast a private concierge, priority check-in, free access to spas or gyms, free local calls, late check-outs, free airport transfers and a range of free food and other benefits which may more than offset the extra up-front cost.

Griffin Transportation Services Inc., we offer our clients a variety of services to suit all of your ground transportation needs worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Whether you need driver service for corporate, personal or leisure, every effort is made to maximize safety and comfort. Our fleet of late model sedans, SUVs, limousines and vans are available to suit any travel need. Large groups are easily accommodated with a variety of mini-buses and motor coaches.

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Posted on Jun 21 2016

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