10 Ways to Cut Business Travel Costs (Video)





Even in our hyper-connected video conferencing world, there’s still a lot of value in meeting face-to face.

Unfortunately, face-to-face meetings often require business travel. What’s the problem? The cost of flights, hotels and everything else you need on the road is rising and it’s often small businesses that bear the brunt of that burden.

So, what’s a small business to do? Why, look for ways to save money on business travel of course!



How to Cut Business Travel Costs

If you Google “cut business travel costs,” you’ll find tons of advice (the count’s at 8,710,000 results at the time of this writing). But some tricks pay off better than others and those are the tips that are gathered for you in the video above.

These aren’t your parent’s cost cutting tips (though one does involve coupons). These tricks require savvy — maybe even a little chutzpah. But don’t let that frighten you off. Each tip is straightforward and can be used by anyone to lower the costs of business travel.

The tips here are broken down into sections:

Saving Money on Your Flight

The key points here are to do some research ahead of time, travel light and expand your airline options. A little planning and flexibility can go a long way towards saving you money.

Saving Money on Your Hotel

This section focuses on cutting your travel costs without having to resort to sub-par lodging. Coupons lead the way followed by the most daring, yet potentially fruitful, trick for saving you money.

Saving Money on Transportation and Food

Finally, you can take aim at the costs of ground transportation and dining, two necessities when you’re on the road.

These Tips Only Work if You Use Them

While it’s important to watch the video, it’s even more important to use the tips! And if you do, be sure to share how it went in the comments section below.



Good luck and, safe travels!

Make sure to also check out the full list of 25 Ways to Save Money on Business Travel.

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Matt Mansfield


Matt Mansfield Matt Mansfield is the Tech Editor and SEO Specialist at Small Business Trends where he is responsible for directing and writing many of the site’s product reviews, technology how-to’s, and lists of small business resources as well as increasing the reach of our content.

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  1. It is amazing to see how much the travel industry has grown over the years. It seems that traveling has become easier than before.

  2. Thanks for the presentation! And from the business travel management viewpoint I suppose it’s inevitable now to make travel program available and convenient for the employee on the mobile. If one can handle everything related to their travel online and on one device – this can save a lot.

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