Travelling abroad for business can be tiring, but remember you have an opportunity to turn it into a short vacation too and here are some ways in which to do just that!
Stick with One Hospitality Chain
You will find hospitality chains in most major cities offering hotel or serviced apartment accommodation. When engaged in business travel, stick to one such chain which will often mean you can gain loyalty points (more on that coming up!) and enjoy special promotions and savings that you can use for a holiday.
Join a Loyalty Programme
As mentioned, hospitality chains feature loyalty programmes such as Ascott Star Rewards by DiscoverASR which even offers special business travel accounts. By signing up, you receive exclusive rates and benefits, not to mention loyalty points that can be redeemed at a brand’s other properties for a memorable getaway.
Make Use of Weekends
Those who can decide when they travel for business should plan a trip right before or after the weekend or public holidays. This way, you will have some days to yourself without needing to take extra leave; it’s great when you want to spend time exploring and experiencing a destination without interfering with any business matters.
Consider a Family Vacation
Depending on the destination, you can look to incorporate a family vacation. Since your airfare and accommodation will be covered, you will only have to pay for the remaining family members; on days you have meetings, they will still have plenty to enjoy, while you can join in the fun once done or take a few days leave too!