Business travel sounds glamorous. You get to visit a faraway place on the company’s dollar. But then reality sets in and before you know it your once-glamorous trip is reduced to exhausting transit (Think: 15-hour flights), complex navigation (Underground in Tokyo, anyone?) and sightseeing that focuses on the inside of an office building.
But travel experts say that business travel doesn’t have to be dull or stressful. In fact, while the total number of business trips has fallen because of the recession, more professionals are seeking to make the most of their travel experience.
A report by the U.S. Travel Association shows that business travel declined by more than 6% in the first six months of 2009 alone. At the same time, a recent Orbitz survey found that three-quarters of business travelers have added a leisure component to their business trips. Indeed, the recession may be just the push you need to get out there and get more from your business trip and return home–dare we say it–refreshed and revitalized. Here’s how to do it:
Click HERE to read what Jenna Goudreau of Forbes says on making the most of your next business trip.