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How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Business Travels

Most of us are used to spending like royalty when traveling on the company’s expense. However, times have changed and our expense budgets have dwindled so much that many times we find that we have exceeded our daily budget. It is usually shocking to come home and see that we have to pay for some of the expenses out of our pocket!

How do we keep tabs on what we spend and how much money is leftover? Proper planning is the key. Find out all the relevant information before we go on the trip to avoid the after shocks!

Gather information

As soon as you join a company, it is a good idea to find out the following:

a. Do you get a company credit card? Are there any maximum limits on that card? Who pays for the card? Do you have to pay and then expense it or does the bill go directly to the company?

b. Do you have an employee who is in charge of making travel plans for everyone?

c. Any recommendations by the company on what type or air tickets to get? Any tips on airlines, refundable tickets or airports? Are employees allowed to travel business class?

d. What are the rules on accommodations? Any specific hotel chains, international any restrictions? Are discounts available at any hotels for employees of this company?

e. What about conveyance at the destination? Any recommended maximum for daily limits on taxi fees, buses, etc? Does the company offer insurance on auto rentals?

Travel Tips and Tid Bits

Dress code in the Greek Islands is very casual, for men shorts and T-shirts is the norm, and for ladies, light summer dresses or similar to men. If you are coming in Spring or Autumn you should bring some warmer clothes just in case it gets a bit cold in the night. Even for those who want to dress formally, smart casual is the norm, which would be a pair of trousers and a shirt.

In restaurants. The island of Rhodes can satisfy every gourmet because it produces various products of excellent qualities and the local cuisine is a real delight for the senses. Fresh fishes and a big variety of seafood’s, big choice of “mezes” (Mediterranean snacks), meat on grill, mousaka (the famous dish with potatoes, aubergines, cheese and b├ęchamel) are some of the many Rhodian specialties.

The wines of Rhodes are famous for their great taste and quality since ancient times because the wineries and distilleries of the island produce delicious wines from the island’s vineyards which are beneficing from the fertility of the soil and the constant sun. The most famous wine labels of Rhodes are the dry wines “Ilios”, “2400”, “Villare”, and “Grand Maitre” and the dry red wine “Chevalier de Rhodes”.

Booking a Taxi There are strict regulations regarding the number of passengers per taxi. Up to 4 passengers are allowed per car so bear this in mind when making a booking for a taxi. Make sure your luggage fits into a regular-sized car trunk, otherwise you’ll have to hire a second taxi for any excessive luggage.When requesting a taxi make sure you are at the pick-up point without delay since a taxi will be there within minutes.