Traveling for business means that you have to be pretty savvy. You have a lot to do in a little amount of time, and it can sometimes be challenging to keep up with everything going on around you. Though you may feel like you should have to do everything on your own, there are plenty of fantastic tools that can help make your next business trip go a whole lot smoother. All of the tools that we’re going to share with you can be easily accessed on your phone while on the go. Once you begin using these tools during your business travels, you’re only going to wonder why you never started using them sooner.
TripIt is one of our favorite tools for business travelers. It takes the stress off your shoulders by creating a complete itinerary for you to follow. Simply submit your booked travel plans (flights, hotel bookings, meeting times and dates, etc.), and the app will store all of your travel information in one place. TripIt will send you alerts to remind you of what events are coming up, and the app even stores your itinerary so you can look at it whenever you’d like.
The last thing you need while traveling for business is to be stuck in bad weather with no warning. You’re going to want to dress to impress while on a business trip so before heading out to any meetings, check AccuWeather. AccuWeather will inform you of what the weather will be like so that you can wear the proper attire.
Tracking business expenses can be time-consuming and not always the most straightforward task. You have so many other things to worry about that tracking your spending is probably the last thing on your mind. Save some time and stress by using Concur. This app allows you to easily take pictures of your expenses and send them directly to your company.
Google Maps is one of the most valuable tools for anyone traveling in an unfamiliar place, and it is especially helpful for business travelers. When traveling for business, there’s no room for error when getting to your destination quickly and efficiently. There’s no excuse for being late to a meeting simply because you didn’t plan out your route ahead of time. Use Google Maps to know precisely where you’re going, how to get there, and even how long it will take to get to your destination.
Getting around from place to place can sometimes be tricky. You want a reliable form of transportation without having to break the bank. This is where the Uber app comes in handy. All you have to do is type in the address you’re going to, and an Uber driver will be there to pick you up. The best part? You won’t have to share your ride with anyone else.
Traveling in a place with a language barrier is no easy task. It can be frustrating to perform everyday tasks such as ordering food, asking for directions, and having conversations with the locals. Google Translate can help make this an issue no more. It allows you to translate what someone is saying in real-time and even lets you translate what you’re saying into another language.
The last thing you want to happen while traveling for business is for your flight plans to be altered without notice. Understandably, events such as flight delays and gate changes happen. But more often than not, travelers aren’t aware of these changes. FLIO makes sure that airline passengers know exactly what’s going on with their flight plans. It will inform you of any flight delays, gate changes, boarding times, baggage claim changes, and more. This app will become your best friend when it comes to navigating any airport!
You’re going to have some personal time while you’re away on business, which means you get the chance to explore! There will be some great things to do and eat while away, and you’re going to want to hit up the best spots in town. Use TripAdvisor to make sure you’re taking advantage of everything your destination has to offer. TripAdvisor allows you to look up local restaurants and attractions and see reviews and pictures from real people, ensuring that you’re making the most of your downtime.
Having access to the internet is crucial while traveling for business. You will need to be able to look at important documents and do research online. Unfortunately, finding reliable wifi around you can be a tricky task. That is, until now. Find free wifi wherever you are using the WiFi Map app. Enter your location, and the app will show locations near you that offer free wifi. No more having to struggle to connect to the internet!
One of the most stressful parts of a trip is figuring out what to pack. You have to consider the activities you’ll be taking part in, the climate of your destination, and how long you’ll be staying. Luckily, PackPoint takes all of the guesswork out of packing for you. Simply enter your destination, what you’ll be doing, and the length of your trip, and PackPoint will generate a list of everything you need to pack. It really can’t get much easier than that!
What are some of your favorite tools for business travel? Which of these tools are you excited to try out?
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