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Posted by YouInc.com on 2014-08-07 10:09:00
Title: Being an entrepreneur, it's important to travel to meet clients in person. However, entrepreneurs st...
Category: Lifestyle

Being an entrepreneur, it's important to travel to meet clients in person. However, entrepreneurs still need to be cautious about my travel budget. Are there any tips for finding the best deals for entrepreneurs travelling on short notice? Plus, any tips for upgrading to business class on the cheap?

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Si Si Penaloza
2014-08-08 09:22:00

Its great that you see the intrinsic value and vital opportunity in taking the time and expense to meet clients in person. Touring a potential clients HQ or home turf gives you priceless intelligence that can help to hone your pitch and approach. 

In terms of upgrading to business class on a budget, loyalty programs are the best way to achieve this. In my book, Aeroplan sets the gold standard in rewarding consumer loyalty. With upgrades starting as low as 7,500 Aeroplan Miles, members can treat themselves to a little luxury.  

I enjoy leveraging the power of Travelocity.ca to great effect and savings on my business trips. They have a Travelocity Price Guarantee – if you find a lower price, theyll refund the difference and give you a $50 travel credit. You literally cant lose. They also feature Free Hotel Cancellation - Travelocity never charges a fee to change or cancel your hotel reservation. This is comes in handy when the CEO you are meeting with decides to bump your meeting to the next week. And since you may have fluctuating expense budgets, Travelocity.ca offers Flexible Hotel Payments – pay now or pay later options for booking your hotel. There are over 240,000 hotels, so you wont be disappointed. Bonus: Their slick new mobile app with mobile-exclusive offers equals time and money saving on the go. First time users can save $25 off hotel booking. 

I also recommend AirfareWatchdog for entrepreneurs ready to take off at the drop of a hat if it means scoring the best steal. The site employs people to literally lurk on airline web sites in anticipation of fare sales. These lurkers jump on the rewards, discount offers and promo codes immediately that can then be passed on to AirfareWatchdog users.

 

Si Si Penaloza
Travel Expert