Have Business, Will Travel

Taking off in the name of work is pretty common, but that doesn’t mean it’s always stress-free. The experts agree — if you can avoid travel mishaps, you’re more likely to have a more successful journey. Here’s how…

BY LISA VAN DE GEYN 

Sometimes travelling for business feels like a perk of the job — jetsetting to gorgeous locations, staying in stunning hotels, eating in the finest restaurants and getting a rest from your regular 9 to 5. But those really exciting trips are often few and far between — most of the time, those of us who take off for work know this kind of travel is, well, work.

Earlier this year, Statistics Canada reported that travelling for business is the third most commonly with their briefcases. And because so many of us are on the road, there’s more potential for things to go awry — issues can creep up when it comes to getting to our locations, hotel hassles and health and safety while we’re away, not to mention not getting the seat you prefer or waiting for your delayed luggage (tip: take a carry-on!).

We spoke to the experts to find out how to circumvent potential problems before you’re in cited trip purpose (behind holidays and visiting friends or relatives), with 16.2 million heading away.

Sometimes travelling for business feels like a perk of the job — jetsetting to gorgeous locations, staying in stunning hotels, eating in the finest restaurants and getting a rest from your regular 9 to 5. But those really exciting trips are often few and far between — most of the time, those of us who take off for work know this kind of travel is, well, work. Read Full Article Here

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