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February 6, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

1.     Delete your browser’s cookies or use an incognito browser before booking a trip: Some airlines and sites will show you higher rates each time you come back to their site.

2.     Sign up to a trusted booking platform to manage your booking end to end: for Business is great for managing every element of your travel arrangements. Take control of your booking by adding budgets, saving addresses and your favourite places to stay.

3.     Treat your business trip as an adventure: Take advantage of the range of places to stay on offer in cities to make your business trip a memorable one. Experience authentic Japanese living by staying in a traditional ryokan, or do as the locals do and rent a house boat on the canals of Amsterdam – the more unusual, the better. 

4.     Get approved to whizz through security: If you are an American traveller you can get a Pre-Approved TSA to go through security faster, or if you are on business in the UK, apply for the Registered Traveller Service so you won’t need to fill in a landing card when you use the UK and EU entry lanes (or ePassport gates if your passport has a ‘chip’ at major UK airports.)

5.     Always fly with the same airline to get elite status: With elite status comes many benefits from lounge access to great seat choices.

6.     No more lost luggage – track your bags with GPS: There are multiple apps or luggage tracker devices which are relatively inexpensive, and reduce the stress of luggage lost in transit.

7.     Arrive early or extend your trip to soak up the sights: Why not combine business and leisure and arrive a day earlier or stay a day longer than required? This gives you time to explore the city and beat any looming jet lag.

8.     Get to your place to stay as quickly as possible: Download Uber or similar to avoid expensive taxis targeting tourists, and use Google Maps offline to track the journey, so you know you’re not being taken on a long route. 

9.     Stream shows on TV: Carry a Google Chromecast – if your place to stay has Wi-Fi and your TV has an HDMI input, then you can use the Chromecast to stream video online to the hotel TV from your computer, tablet, or phone.

10.  Consider buying a mobile hotspot for your phone: More secure than public networks and it means you have Wi-Fi on the move.

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