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Working with Professional Travel: What to Expect

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Monday, March 27, 2017   Written by:

We’ve discussed what to look for in a travel management company and the benefits of partnering with one, but today, we want to give you a little insight into what it’s like to work with Professional Travel to meet your business travel needs. We are proud to offer a completely customized approach focusing on customer […]

Working with a Travel Management Company: Finding the Right One

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Monday, March 13, 2017   Written by:

Taking the first step The first step in working with a travel management company (TMC) is to decide that, well, you need a travel management company. If you’ve always handled travel in-house, ask yourself: are you sure you’re getting the maximum amount of savings, leveraging preferred vendors and strategically negotiating contracts? Do you have all […]

Packing Basics: Never put these 14 Things in your Checked Bag

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Monday, February 27, 2017   Written by:

You know there are certain things you shouldn’t pack in your carry-on (liquids over 3.4 ounces, sharp objects, etc.) but did you know there are also things you should never pack in your checked bag? See our list below and let us know in the comments section if any of them surprise you! Medicine Maintaining […]

Choosing the Best Rental Car for your Next Business Trip

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Monday, February 13, 2017   Written by:

Your next business trip is coming up. You have your meetings scheduled and your flight booked. You know where you’re staying and might have even picked out a restaurant or two to try during your downtime. Next up? Booking a rental car. Ensure you choose the right vehicle for your needs with our quick and […]

Simple Passport Tips and Tricks to Save you Time and Money

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Monday, January 30, 2017   Written by:

With all of the rules and regulations surrounding U.S. passports, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. Take a look at the passport tips we’ve compiled below to help save you time and money! The basics . . . First off, do you have a passport? If not, head over to this post […]

Staying Healthy at your Next Business Conference

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Monday, January 16, 2017   Written by:

Attending a business conference or seminar can be stressful. Between grueling sessions, classes and networking events, it’s no surprise that around 3pm, many attendees realize that five cups of coffee is all they’ve consumed all day! Don’t let attending a conference be your excuse for breaking your healthy habits. Read some of our helpful tips […]

Business Travel Resolutions to Make in 2017

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Monday, January 2, 2017   Written by:

It’s the start of a new year and that means it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a frequent business traveler, you may think you’re on the road too much to make and keep any realistic resolutions, but we beg to differ! There are plenty of business travel goals you […]

Traveling for Business around the Holidays

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Monday, December 19, 2016   Written by:

There’s no doubt about it, it’s a crazy time of year. With the stress of the holidays, it can feel downright overwhelming if you add business travel into the mix, especially the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you aren’t able to avoid it, make it easier with these tips! Reroute Let your […]

How to Avoid Medical Emergencies while Away on Business

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Monday, December 12, 2016   Written by:

You have enough to worry about when traveling for business and a medical emergency shouldn’t have to top that list. While some emergencies are unavoidable, others can be prevented with a little preparedness before you leave. Read on for our tips! Research your destination Do some research before you leave to ensure that your destination […]

Travel Hack: Ways to Cut Down on Flight Costs

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Monday, December 5, 2016   Written by:

Sometimes, it feels like the cost of flying is skyrocketing by the minute. And with flights making up such a large part of business travel expenditures, that high cost can have a huge effect on your bottom line. Consider these easy but effective ways to cut down on the price of your next flight: Carry […]