Tips for conserving money during a business trip

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:09:45 AM

Even if you've carefully budgeted your business travel expenses, sometimes it seems like money can just disappear when traveling, especially if you are entertaining clients. If you're looking for ways to conserve money on your next business trip, use these tips for frugality:

1. Choose cheaper food options
Expensive meals can be a source of a lot of unnecessary expenditures. To save money, take clients out for lunch instead of dinner. When it comes to your own eating habits, take advantage of the hotel's breakfast buffet and consider picking up groceries rather than eating out.

2. Rent a car
Instead of paying for expensive taxi rides to and from the hotel and every meeting in between, rent a car at the airport. You may be able to save money and time by having access to your own transportation and therefore being more in control of your own schedule.

3. Look for small ways to save
The next time you take a business trip, look for small changes you can make to your habits that may help you save money. Instead of buying bottled water, bring your own refillable bottle. Or look for deals on discount coupon sites like Groupon to help you save.

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