You’ve heard the stories of people taking fabulous trips for next to nothing using travel rewards. Collecting rewards might seem like more effort than it’s worth, but travel blogger Sam Huang took a $60,000 trip around the world for just $300 using Alaska Airlines miles.
Travel is a huge part of doing business as a sales executive – a study by Oxford Economics shows that approximately 40% of prospective customers are converted through an in-person meeting, compared to a scant 16% without such a meeting. With a gap this large in conversion rates, it’s clear that business travel is here to stay.
I have a confession - one that when I've previously revealed it has elicited shock gasps.
Ready for it?
Last year, I went to Paris for 10 days with a carry-on and a handbag.
It's true. Not only did I manage that, I packed enough outfits that I didn't need to bother washing clothes, either. It wasn't just a pleasure trip. I worked for half of the days I was away, and I had to have my tech tools on me to make the most of both the trip and the travel time.
And the best part about all this? You can absolutely manage it, too.