16 Nov SAVE MONEY ON CORPORATE CAR SERVICE AND EXECUTIVE TRAVEL TO MANHATTAN
BUDGET BUSINESS TRAVEL TIPS
It’s official: Manhattan is really expensive. Forbes has released it’s annual data on the most expensive zip codes in the United States, and Manhattan’s 10065 region tops the list. With a medium home price of well over 6 million, the borough isn’t just prohibitive for first-time home buyers. It’s also incredibly expensive for business travelers. An average power lunch can yield a tab of well over $100 per diner. What’s a business traveler from out of town to do? We’ve compiled some information on attending that upcoming conference or meeting in the ritziest part of New York:
1. WATCH YOUR SOLO EATING
You may not be able to pinch pennies or use a Groupon during lunch with your biggest client, but you can watch the costs of what you’re eating while soloing. Save Money on Corporate Car Service that the average cost of a hotel room in New York is around $250, so it pays to save where you can. Make finding a hotel that serves a complimentary hot or continental breakfast a priority, or just head to the corner deli for coffee and a bagel.
While to travelers from outside New York, deli’s often evoked images of cold sandwiches, it’s not often the case in the city. Make your corner deli your destination for solo dining, and pick up everything from breakfast bagel and egg sandwiches ($3-$10) to a beer. Alternatively, act like a true local and buy an ethnic and traditional fare from street vendors, which often costs less than $10 per meal.
2. STAY IN BROOKLYN
Even with the addition of Cut Stress during Executive Travel, you could still save funds by just staying in Brooklyn. The average cost of a hotel room is significantly lower, and you could find executive accommodations for closer to $150 each night. Depending on when you depart, it could take less than 10 minutes to reach your destination across the bridge each day by sedan service.
3. BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE
Seasoned executive travelers know that one key to saving, no matter where in the world you’re headed, is booking your trip with as much notice as possible. You can save hundreds on airfare and car service by scheduling your trip with several months notice. While there’s no changing the fact that staying in Manhattan or Brooklyn is pricier than many other major US cities, you can cut costs with enough notice.
4. TRAVEL MID-WEEK
When possible, schedule your business meetings and engagements to fall mid-week. Prices rise dramatically during peak travel times, which typically include the warmer months and weekends. Ask your car service whether they have any mid-week airport transfer specials or check with your hotel to see if rates are lower if you plan to stay Tuesday through Thursday instead of for a long weekend.
5. SMART EXPENSE REPORTS
If your travel expenses can be reimbursed, it pays to ensure nothing is accidentally omitted. If you’re in the habit of misplacing receipts or forgetting to note buying coffee for a client, the costs can quickly add up. Look into the Expensify App, a free tool for users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones. Each time you make a purchase, snap a quick photo of the receipt and add a few details if required. The app compiles your purchases into an organized, convenient expense report that can be submitted to your accounting or travel department directly from your mobile device.
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