Planning to be away on an extended business trip for several weeks or longer? If so, it’s important to plan ahead so you don’t end up missing something you need or blowing your budget due to unexpected expenses. Here are some common sense tips in preparing for an extended business trip.
Pack for a range of temperatures
If you’re staying for longer than two weeks, chances are you’re going to experience a change of temperatures. Most extended weather forecasts don’t go beyond two weeks, and beyond a few days such forecasts are unreliable since they are constantly being updated and changed. You want to have a variety of clothes available in case the temperature turns warmer or colder than you expected. This is especially true in the fall and spring months.
Bring clothes to last
It’s a fine line between overpacking and not packing enough, but if you’re staying on awhile, the last thing you want is to be doing laundry every few days. You’ll be much happier if you pack enough clothes to last at least a week at a time, and more if your luggage restrictions allow for it.
Track your expenses
Travel times can be chaotic, and it’s easy to lose track of expenditures that could be written off as business expenses. There are plenty of expense tracking apps available for smartphones, ranging from the simple to the elaborate. Find one that serves your purposes, and get in the habit of logging in every expense.
Consider a Furnished Corporate Apartment instead of a Hotel or an Airbnb
If you’re staying on for business for more than 7-14 days, hotels can get quite expensive, not to mention uncomfortable (including so-called “extended stay” hotels). Likewise, online marketplaces like Airbnb can yield unpredictable results. To avoid the exorbitant expenses of one and the potential nightmare of the other, consider renting a fully furnished corporate apartment. This way, you can stay in a place that feels more like home than a hotel, complete with all the conveniences of a luxury apartment community. Cook your own food, sleep in the same bed every night, enjoy apartment amenities like a fitness center or pool, and even bring your dog. You’ll spend less, and you’ll enjoy your stay more.
TP Corporate Lodging provides comfortable, fully-furnished corporate apartments for extended stays in Atlanta and Jacksonville. We work with some of the finest apartment communities in both locations to make sure our guests have all they need for their home away from home. To check availability for your next extended business trip, give us a call at 800.428.9997.