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3 IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2016

BUSINESS TRAVEL IN 2016: LOOK FOR THESE TRENDS

Business travel is a constantly changing element of our lives as professionals. Each year brings new technology, new standards, and new demands; we can only hope to keep up and make as many improvements to our experiences as possible.

In 2016, there are a few changes on the horizon that might pose challenges or create easier experiences, for business travelers everywhere. Here, we’ve outlined a few of the trends coming in 2016 in the world of corporate travel.

BETTER TRANSPORTATION

Ground transportation has always been a vital part of corporate travel. Once your plane lands, you need a car and a driver that can get you where you need to go. Unfortunately, there have traditionally been few options that you can truly depend on, especially when you need to manage a tight schedule.

In 2016, that can change. Many business travelers are opting for contracts with reputable transportation companies who offer a 24-hour support team and professional chauffeurs who are trained, tested and trusted.

For travel into or out of New York City’s busy airports, Executive Ground Transportation is the premiere choice for car service.

Offering specialized corporate transportation, the team at Executive will work to ensure that every aspect of your trip is handled with punctuality, optimal customer service and great attention to detail.

For better corporate travel in 2016, choose transportation that works as hard as you do.

TECHNOLOGY ON ANOTHER LEVEL

Business travelers is 2016 will have a ton of new apps at their disposal, each of which designed to make their experiences easier.

We’ve listed some of our favorite of those new apps below:

  • DUFL: This app is designed to help business travelers get through the airport in record time. Simply load your profile into the app, choose your virtual business wardrobe and wait for DUFL to dispatch someone to retrieve the items from your desired location. After they acquire your wardrobe, they’ll transport, store, clean and deliver it to you in your business travel destination. Say goodbye to heavy luggage in the airport.
  • Concur: Stop battling traditional expense reports; Concur will allow you to track expenses, make reports and send reports, all from your mobile device.
  • City Hour: Find out which of your colleagues or acquaintances is available for meetings, and schedule sit-downs with people in your industry.

MAKE LEISURE A PRIORITY

“Bleisure” travelers, or those who sprinkle their business travel with leisure outings, are multiplying in the United States. That’s likely because business travelers have grown tired of the blink-and-you-missed-it business trips that leave them exhausted, bleary-eyed and disengaged.

In 2016, it might be time to structure your business trips differently, especially if you feel near the edge of burnout every time your board your flight to go home.

Bleisure can have more benefits than just helping you unwind, too; if you have a number of clients in a city, experiencing some of that city’s attractions and culture can help you foster a better relationships with those clients.

So head out into the arts district, get tickets to a live production or schedule a day at the spa. Take time to enjoy a meal at a renowned restaurant, or simply go to the park and read a book for a couple of hours. The benefits of finding “you time” amidst all the business can help you succeed in more ways than one in 2016.

Executive Ground Transportation is looking forward to another great year of helping our clients reach their goals. Contact us today to book your corporate travel experience in 2016.

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