Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Aira0
Business Travel Tips In Las Vegas
Las Vegas is home to thousands of business conferences every year, and if you’re planning on attending one in the near future, there are a few things that you’re going to want to keep in mind to maximize your trip.
#1 Skip the Cash
Since most of your transactions are going to be business related, you’re going to want to have a paper trail. Whether you own the business or are turning in your receipts for reimbursement, it’s best to put everything on a credit card. By using a credit card, you will have two lines of defense – your receipt and a credit card statement.
#2 Consider Hotel Concierge
On most business trips, there’s probably a good chance that you won’t have a lot of time for leisure activities and making reservations at a local restaurant. If your hotel has a concierge service, be sure to take advantage. They will be able to recommend local restaurants, make the reservations for you and find attractions that pique your interest. All you will have to do is let them know and when they find something, you will receive an alert via your email or phone. Yes, it’s as easy as that.
#3 Hotel Accommodations
Before you even book a hotel for your trip, you’re going to want to find one that caters to business professionals. The last thing that you want is to be surrounded by noisy families bringing their children along. A good business hotel will have free Internet access, nearby monorail access to the convention center, a free breakfast and state-of-the-art business center that allows you to print and access computers for free.
Over time, there’s going to be a good chance that you will stay at a lot of hotels. Get acquainted with a hotel that suits your needs, and highly consider signing up for their rewards program and credit card. This is a fantastic way to get free hotel rooms, gifts and more.
#4 Rent a Car
While visiting Las Vegas without a car can be done, it can be stressful at the same time, especially if you have to meet business deadlines. Renting a car in Las Vegas can be helpful for so many reasons.
For starters, with a rental car, you have access to a ride 24/7. There will be no more waiting for a taxi or a long walk through 110-degree weather. You will also have access to a lot more storage space and better yet — you don’t have to deal with the public. Honestly, by the time you spend money on the taxi and monorail tickets, it’s going to be a lot cheaper to rent a car.
#5 Stay Off the Strip
If you’re going to rent a car, highly consider staying off the strip. This is a great way to save more than 50 percent on accommodations and even get meals that are next to nothing. Over the years, the strip has become a five-star atmosphere and the prices have gone up because of it. If you don’t mind driving five to 10 minutes to the strip, it could potentially save you hundreds of dollars during your visit.
#6 Carry the Bags
Waiting and checking in your bags can take up a lot of your time. Plus, it’s going to cost you money, and you’re going to risk losing your bags when you arrive. With that being said, consider purchasing a durable carry-on bag that you can bring on board. If you’re traveling solo and you’re going to be gone for a few days, it won’t be hard to cram your luggage with everything that you need.
Traveling on business is only going to be stressful if you make it that way. Before you even book anything, take your time to research and write a list of everything that you need. By doing so, your business trip should go by without an ounce of stress.
About the Author: Brandon’s a small business and travel writer working with Advantage
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