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Understanding the perks and woes of business travel

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Updated: Apr 09, 2019, 12.29 PM IST
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Business travel – anybody who has done it, despises it, and anyone who hasn’t, aspires about it. Corporate travels, especially international ones have always been one of the most glamorous parts of the job. Whether it is a week-long stay in Paris or merely a 2-day visit to Singapore, there is something about filling your passport with these stamps that inspires many. However, anyone who has actually done serious business travelling will tell you, that it is not as rosy as it seems. Sure, there are various perks of getting to explore the world while working, but it comes with its own set of woes, and here are some of them.

The free travel perks

First things first, there is no doubt that travelling is an exciting and adventurous experience, even if it is done for work. But it is only the first-time that you enjoy it to the fullest - smooth visa processes, benefits of corporate bookings, and squeezing in time for sightseeing - everything adds to the excitement of work-related travel.

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But, when you get the hang of it, you realise that these travels are mostly accompanied by a tight schedule of business meetings and a jam-packed list of things to do. Finding the time to actually enjoy the new places, and gathering the energy to go out is a challenge that every business traveller grapples with.

Sightseeing

Despite the struggles and challenges, one of the biggest perks of work-related travel is squeezing in that one leisure day for sightseeing on their travel itinerary. The chance of enjoying the views of beautiful hills, iconic places and more has been one of the best highlights of business travel, especially when the destination is dreamy and exciting.

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However, this too is balanced out by the mere number of not-so-exciting business trips that you are bound to take – to remote locations with no coverage, or crowded places with language barriers. Landing into trouble on different steps is a part of the norm for frequent travellers.

The newness of it all

One of the most important aspects of business travel that adds to the stress and joy has to be the newness of the place. Most business travellers are used to solo trips and the challenges that come with it. From the probability of missing connecting flights or losing baggage to the possibility of falling ill due to the drastic climate changes, business travellers have experienced it all and much more.

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However, they have also come up with easy ways to tackle these issues. One of the most simple trade secrets that most people will agree upon has to be opting for reliable travel insurance and in case of frequent travellers, the multi-trip travel insurance options like Reliance General Insurance’s Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance cover everything that could go wrong at competitive premiums. Whether it is medical expenses, delay or cancellation charges or anything else, these schemes turn out to be the most reliable companion for the business traveller.

In fact, the Reliance General Insurance’s Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance Plan offers cover for multiple visits anywhere in the world for as low as Rs 5780*.Buying individual plans for each of these visits would have cost much more. These plans have been making lives a lot easier for business travellers who know that if uncertainties come knocking, these travel insurance plans will have them covered.

(This article is generated and published by ET Spotlight team. You can get in touch with them on etspotlight@timesinternet.in)
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