Planning Tips for your International Business Travel

Planning Tips for your International Business Travel

With the world becoming a smaller place it is common for professionals to travel frequently across the globe. Competitive work environment calls for fast decisions, express delivery and speedy interactions. Under such circumstances there are bright chances of professionals having to travel with little or no time plan. You must always double check all the documents and files and also keep an adequate amounts of foreign currency with you before leaving.

Get at it

Get on to planning mode as so as you get to know of your impending travels. Confirm the exact dates, times and locations of your visit with your business host.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you land back home from your journey.

Documentation

It is imperative that you check if you have the necessary paperwork ready to allow for smooth travel. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you land back home from your journey. Furthermore, ensure you have all the documents needed for the visa process and that your driving license is valid in case you intend on driving while there.

Getting visas

Different countries have different requirements and duration for visa. Make sure you adhere to the prerequisites solicited.

Plan to arrive at least a few hours, if not a full day, before you are expected. The extra time will help you familiar and settle into the new environment of your destination.

Book tickets 

The sooner you book your tickets the better. Often times this does not happen for the reason that the tour is planned at the very last minute. However, do get this all-so-important task done with as soon as possible. Plan to arrive at least a few hours, if not a full day, before you are expected. The extra time will help you familiar and settle into the new environment of your destination.

Insurance

Most countries require individuals to purchase health insurance as part of paperwork needed for visa application. Even if not, it would be wise to have insurance in place to cover incidentals.

Diversify your money as much as possible; a little bit of hard cash, some traveller’s cheques and forex cards make for safer travelvis-à-visrelying on just one option.

Foreign Exchange

You would not want to frantically look for money exchange vendors as soon as you land, especially when you are short for time. It is highly recommended that you buy currency from home not just for the sake of convenience but also for better deals. Diversify your money as much as possible; a little bit of hard cash, some traveller’s cheques and forex cards make for safer travel vis-à-vis relying on just one option. If you circumnavigate the world often make sure to rack up points as you go along. Use forex cards as often as possible. Seasoned travellers make nearly all their purchases on forex cards. Points accumulated can be transferred for hotel stay and air-travel or any other purpose that you deem fit. You can easily exchange your money andget the best forex rates online when you return from your travel, may it be AUD to INR or CAD to INR or any other currency.

Check-in online

Checking-in online will save you time at the airport and let you get better seats. Often enough, airlines overbook seats, it is then that those who check-in last get either bumped off the flight or may get left over seats.

For best deals on flight fares: www.skyscanner.co.in

Forex allowance for international travel: www.rbi.org.in

04 Mar, 2015
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