Business travel is one of the most important tasks of today’s modern business people. Despite the advent of telecommuting and other digital channels, many companies these days still leverage business travel as a competitive advantage and as a key to winning long-term relationships with their prospective clients and partners in business.

In fact, according to a recent article from, having in-person meetings increases the likelihood of business to close more deals by 10 times. This is why even with the popularity of chat apps and video calls many businesses still pursue business traveling nowadays. This is supported by another research from the Global Business Travel Association which states that the annual business travel revenue will reach $341 billion in 2018 – up by 25% from 2013.

However, even a big budget will not guarantee successful business travel. As simple as it may seem to send employees overseas to meet clients, the world of business travel is a multi-faceted practice that requires careful consideration in order to ensure that the travelers remain safe, productive, and comfortable throughout the trip.

To help you get started, here are the key takeaways of the infographic from Hyryde which details the most common mistakes in business travel and ways you can avoid them.

  1. Booking a Flight Last Minute
  2. Not Having a Travel Insurance and Protection
  3. Not Having a Clear Travel Expense Policy
  4. Not Collecting Travel Reward Points
  5. Not Booking a Chauffeured Ground Transport.

Learn more about how you can avoid these costly business travel mistakes by checking out the infographic below.

5 Business Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them