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How to save money when traveling for business

November 30, 2011

People who spend a lot of time traveling for work may find that life on the road can quickly become expensive, but there are ways to budget.

If given the option, business travelers can consider renting share homes for longer trips instead of staying in hotels. This will provide them with a kitchen to prepare their own food instead of dining at restaurants or ordering take-out, which can be expensive. If staying somewhere with a kitchen is out of the question, business travelers can research inexpensive places to grab a bite to eat.

Sightseeing, if there is time, is a great way to relieve stress after a long day of work in an unfamiliar town, and many cities have public parks that cost nothing to enjoy.

If the hotel is close enough to the job site, business travelers can choose to walk to work or hop on a bus instead of taking a cab. This will also give them the chance to get to know the city they are visiting so it will be more familiar if they need to go back.

Another way to save money on the road can be to use calling cards to stay in touch with loved ones, instead of racking up long-distance charges at the hotel. 

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