What you need to know about – Business travelWritten by Mansi gupta
Business trips or official trips are those that take you away from your place of work for a significant duration of time. In terms of IRS you travel away from your ‘tax home’ (the place where you are currently working) to a different place for a specific interval of time. A business trip is different from an ordinary one in some respects. In latter you decide which place to go to have maximum entertainment, spend your own savings, generally your family goes along with you etc. but in case of a business trip most often your company decides which place to go, company pays for your trip (the food allowance etc.) and most often your family does not hang around with you. If you are owner of a company decision of which place to go is centered round bright business prospects i.e. best place you think would be to enhance and promote your business.
So business trips are to be planned in a slightly different fashion than usual. Usually company does bookings for you but if it is at your discretion then think a little. You can save some good amount here. Search online various business sites like Expedia, Hotwire, Kayak, Travelocity, Priceline and like. These sites will educate you about various things. For instance you can know about hotels and their charges, airfares, cost to take a rented vehicle etc. at destination you are heading for. It is better to search online and get your reservations and bookings done a little before than dates to leave for a thought of last minute reservations can be troublesome.
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What you need to know about – Budget travelWritten by Mansi gupta
Generally people deem traveling to be one amongst most expensive event in their lives. But this can be proved wrong. A little judicious and cautious planning can save tremendous expenditure without compromising significantly on fun and joy of your trip. There are various ways to do this. 1.What you first need to do is to prepare your budget-how much maximum you can spend on your outing and what is minimum that you would want to consume. 2.The second best thing would be to choose season to go. If it is an off-season, don’t be reluctant to pack your bags. For during off-season, not much people are traveling to that place. Like winter and rainy seasons are believed to be off seasons for beach locations. At this time costs of hotels, availability of rooms and reservations etc. all will be conveniently available and that too at remarkably less price. 3.If you traveling domestically, for instance if you are a student willing to enjoy a good and cheap vacation and looking forward for accommodation, best you can do is to opt for a hostel or pitching up your tent. Tents can be pitched on those recreational grounds that welcome such stays. This saves huge amount you would have to expend for your stay in a hotel room. 4.Even if you are traveling domestically don’t be shy in looking for discounts. There are many off-season discounts available. These are meant to lure customers even in off-season. Various travel agencies (that offer excellent cheap package tours), hotels, restaurants, shopping malls etc. facilitate such discounts. If you plan to go through a travel agency, ask them about these beneficial discounts and do avail them. 5.If you think that distance can be commuted by a car and you do not require any travel agency then prefer to take your own car. Rented car can be a little more expensive. Try to work upon and minimize consumption of gasoline (like less of air conditioner and excess speed etc.). For gasoline is costly and cost varies from state to state. However, best means to travel domestically is to catch up a bus or train. For that saves you from weariness of driving and expense of gasoline as well as one for wear and tear of your car.