Business Conventions can be very beneficial for your company, but one wrong step can make a trip end up costing more than it’s worth. Here are some of the best ways to avoid business trip headaches.

Prepare For the Worst

It may sound easy and straightforward, but when’s the last time you remembered everything on a trip? This can be toiletries, a phone charger, or even appropriate shoes. Try to make a list of everything you need for your trip a week in advance. Double-check that list two to three times before leaving for your convention. As we all know, life happens, so it’s essential to be prepared for even the worst-case scenario.

Make sure your hotel is within walking distance or a quick Uber ride to the nearest convenience and electronics stores. However, if the conference is in a more rural location, do a quick check when you first arrive to make sure you have everything you need. If you’re missing anything, there are plenty of convenience and electronics stores at airports to alleviate travel stress.

Look Up Addresses Ahead Of Time

In the age of the internet, most addresses you find online are reliable, but not all. Find all the addresses you will need during your trip two days ahead of time. Double-check all the necessary addresses and, if anything looks questionable, check with convention management. The last thing you want is to be late to an event and miss making valuable connections due to a simple typo on your Uber or Lyft app.

A great way to alleviate some of the business travel stress is by renting a car. This way, most of the upfront cost associated with getting around is taken care of. Renting a car also makes having everything you need and the right addresses almost a non-issue. If you’re an AFEUSA member, take advantage of your Avis/Budget exclusive discounts for all your car rental needs.

Article by
Wayne Goshkarian,
Director of Communications

Wayne Goshkarian in front of his jet