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If you are an occasional traveler, you need suggestions to keep the wife satisfied while jet-setting around the globe. Many individuals do not realize the duties of traveling being in married life. Your business travel will take a location that your spouse may love to attend. May service customers near your place or a wife’s childhood homes. Visit a destination she has always desired. She may want to spend time with you.
After the decision that the spouse will go on the next business travel, you need to review your corporate travel policies. Many companies lax rules on spousal travel. However, it could be possible to pick up the differences in hotel room costs for the second person. Most companies, however, waive this fee if you are in good standing with them.
So the accommodation’s settled what left to meet the wife’s expectations. Well, more likely make adjustments in your business travel plans. Unless you work for a company that is far more progressive than any I saw before, you will pick up the tab for your wife’s travel. So search at sites such as http://www.travelblogger.info and reviewing the travel prices they offer. By researching early you cut significant costs from your bill.
This early research will enable you to plan out the visits and time them with travel concerns. Always research the arrival locations for the cheapest airfare. A good example is my co-worker who asked to go to Germany for problem analysis. His spouse made the executive decision she was going too, in traveling to Germany. After looking at tickets from the local airport to Frankfurt (typical landing point) he found the tickets to cost no less than $1395.00. He talked with me and I suggested he find at Berlin International Airport. The total for the ticket dropped to $611.00.
Now he had to forgo this change of plans with our boss because it increased his driving time on the ground by 1 hr. But the $600 + dollars he saved on airfare travel more than made up for the increased car ride time.
Speaking of the car, make sure the spouse name is in car rental agreement and insured. If your wife is same as mine, she will not happy cooped up in a hotel while you are in facilities the whole day. Aware this minor point will save you loads of time and aggravation.
The final part of the consideration is the dining report. Be vigilant and research your corporate policy on this one. May pick up the room breakfast on the corporate account for the wife. However, unlikely that you will expense out her lunch and dinner meals. I saw one gentleman dismissed on this account. Now he had other issues, but the corporate policy he broke achieved the pink slip.
Study an in-depth research on a place where you will stay. When you are leaving to travel. Understand the extent of your corporate travel policies and don’t assume anything. Corporations have been in business for many years and most of the expense details are spelled out clearly in their guidelines. Where there is headway ask your supervisor and they should be able to inform you of exactly what will and will not be allowed to pass on your expense report.