How to Achieve Stress-Free Travel

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Stress-Free Travel

We all know how stressful and exhausting business travel can be—inevitably there will be long lines, the delayed flights and crammed airplanes. And although you can’t always control some of the challenges that come with travel, there are simple ways you can achieve stress-free travel. Here are a few tips to make it easier for you:

  • Apply for Global EntryThe US Customs & Border Protection Program allows expedited clearance for travelers arriving in the United States. You have to apply, pass a background check and go through an interview process in order to be approved. The fee will be worth the stress and time it saves you!

  • Reserve a driver - When doing business abroad, travel experts recommend arranging to have a driver pick you up. This move will eliminate the wait for a taxi or train or the pressure of jumping into an unknown car in a new destination. In many places, this is also the safest way to travel.

  • Download useful apps – Technology is your friend. Start with TripIt, a convenient trip planner that arranges all your itineraries and allows busy business travelers to stay on schedule.  The app Expensify helps you keep track of all of your reimbursable business expenses while you’re traveling, including receipts and mileage. It even allows you to file them by trip and submit an expense report to your company with the click of a button. If you’re looking to connect with other business people at conventions or work events, there are a few apps you can download: Bizzabo, Eventbrite, Meetup and Peatix. All of these apps will save you time and money while traveling.

  • Getting around – many hotels, like City Express , offer complimentary shuttles to select areas of a city, so that you don’t have to worry about taxis or rental cars. Ask your hotel if they offer this service.

How to Achieve Stress-Free Travel