Okay, so you’ve read the title and you’re dubious… Just bear with us. We really think that business travellers sometimes have it just as good as someone who’s travelling for fun. Aside from the business meeting you probably have to attend somewhere in the middle, it could actually be less stressful to travel for business. Here’s why:
Your Destination is Chosen for You
Yes, the world is your oyster and there are plenty of places for you to jet-set to. But how can you possibly choose from all the amazing destinations that are just a flight away?
With business travel – the destination has already been picked for you. Although this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s a great way to get a taste of places that you may never have thought about visiting. You can sample the local culture during any downtime you might have and perhaps plan a return trip for leisure in the future.
Everything is Arranged
Rather than being a relaxing experience, holidays can be stressful and studies have shown that people can return from a vacation yet not actually be any happier.
Booking the flights and accommodation, managing transport links, dealing with details on the trip, trying to find your way around somewhere new – this can all contribute to a less-than-relaxing holiday.
So, having all of this arranged for you can be a huge benefit for business travellers. If your business has a travel management company like Reed and Mackay on board, every part of your trip will be strategically planned, complete with drivers to take you from A to B. All you’ll have to do is check in and turn up. Just remember pack your bag and bring your passport!
You Can Enjoy the Perks
In some cases, you may be able to earn personal miles even if your travel has been paid for by your company. As a frequent traveller, you might be able to bypass all those security queues or escape from the crowds with access to the business lounge, some of which even have professional work spaces with a high-speed Wi-Fi connection.
Plus, if you often travel to the same destination and stay at the same hotel, you’ll be more likely to be offered an upgrade for your loyalty.
This all sounds pretty good, right? Travelling for business can be seen as a chore by some, and as a welcome break to their daily routine by others. Either way, business travel does have its advantages and you can view it as an opportunity to get a taster of somewhere new, without committing to an entire week or two there for a holiday.