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From Road Warrior to Rock Star: Business Travel Pro Tips - Concur

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Travel for work? Be a pro by following these tips and tricks. Whether you’re attending a trade show in Sin City or meeting a client in the Big Apple, business travel should be about business. Don’t be that person who misses a meeting due to a hitch in transportation or who leaves a pile of receipts to itemize in a hotel room a thousand miles away. Use these pro tips in the country’s busiest cities to make business travel an effortless experience, and look like a rock star to your company while you’re at it.

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From Road Warrior to Rock Star: Business Travel Pro Tips - Concur

  1. 1. Whether you’re attending a trade show in Sin City or meeting a client in the Big Apple, business travel should be about business. Don’t be that person who misses a meeting due to a hitch in transportation or who leaves a pile of receipts to itemize in a hotel room a thousand miles away. Use these pro tips in the country’s busiest cities to make business travel an effortless experience, and look like a rock star to your company while you’re at it. Travel for work? Be a pro by following these tips and tricks. The 10 U.S. Cities Most Visited by Business Travelers Four Pro Tips for an Effortless Experience Ranked from 1–10 by number of expensed overnight hotel stays Wherever work takes you, use these tips to stay organized and on top of your game. 1. New York City, New York 2. Las Vegas, Nevada 3. Chicago, Illinois 4. San Francisco, California 5. Houston, Texas At the end of the day, business travel should be about business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look like a rock star on the road. Use technology to stay organized, take advantage of your company’s preferred partners and apps, and snap pictures of your receipts for easy expensing. Sources: Chicago Transit Authority | City of Chicago | Gayot | TripAdvisor | WhereTraveler Take a picture; it lasts longer. A quick snapshot of your receipts can save you the frustration of realizing you left them neatly stacked on the hotel desk. There’s an app for that. From checking itineraries to tracking expenses, mobile apps can help make business travel easier. Get the perks someone fought for. Save budget dollars and reduce the number of receipts you have to itemize by using your company’s preferred partners. Share, share, share— especially your itinerary. Before you go, share trip details with your travel manager. You’ll be glad you did in case of any unforeseen circumstances. New York City, New York 9 7 6 10 8 6. Orlando, Florida 7. Atlanta, Georgia 8. San Diego, California 9. Charlotte, North Carolina 10. Dallas, Texas Buy a traditional map, and study it! GPS apps can be unreliable and confusing, especially if your destination has an east/west designation. Use the subway. It’s the cheapest and fastest way to get around the city—not to mention, it’s open 24/7 year-round. Check your bill before you leave a tip. Restaurants and pubs are trending toward automatic gratuities for groups of any size. Las Vegas, Nevada Avoid the 215. The longer route via the 215 airport tunnel can easily add $10–$15 to your taxi fare. Expect to wait for a taxi. If you’re going from anywhere but the airport during peak hours, plan on waiting from 30 minutes to 2 hours for a cab. Don’t buy drinks while gambling. Free drinks are served to those who keep playing. Chicago, Illinois Don’t let your rental car get towed. The city enforces winter parking restrictions from December through April, regardless of actual weather conditions. O’Hare? Oh no. Use Midway for domestic flights. As one of the busiest airports in the world, O’Hare suffers from congestion more often than not. Use the L train. Service runs to both O’Hare and Midway airports, and you can get unlimited day passes for less than the typical airport taxi fare. San Francisco, California Pack layers. Weather can change quickly, and the average temp is 62 degrees—even in the summer. Make reservations. If you want to impress a business relation with one of the many amazing food spots in the city, first make sure you can get a seat. Pay attention to public transport. Don’t assume your BART ticket works on MUNI, and don’t expect to hail a taxi from the sidewalk. If you need a ride, call a cab company directly or use your preferred rideshare service. Houston, Texas Stay cool. Houston is warm all year round, but summers are especially hot and humid. Expect the temperature (and humidity level) to be around 100. Rent a car. Houston has a lot of highway miles, which means you’ll pay more for taxi fare, and airport shuttle service is limited in where it can take you. Use an app to find parking. It can be difficult to find, especially downtown. 13 5 2 4 To learn more, visit www.concur.com/en-us/love-business-travel-again. FROM TO

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