The opportunity for travel can be one of the main attractions when choosing what company to work for or even what career to choose in the first place. Being given the chance to travel to new cities and even countries, all while still being paid, isn’t far from perfect.
Travelling for business isn’t all sun, fine food and foreign climes however. Many regular corporate travellers often find that they are spending increasing amounts of time away from home. Those employees with families find this especially tough as they miss out on time with those they love. Even those without families can find constantly travelling takes its toll as you spend less nights in your own bed. As long as you are enjoying it on the other hand, there are many advantages of being a corporate traveller.
Putting it on the expenses
Who doesn’t love a freebie? Having your flights, transport, accommodation and often even your food paid for on a corporate trip is almost like someone handing you a free holiday. Ok so you will have to do some work on your trips but that doesn’t mean once the working day is over that you can’t relax in your already-paid-for serviced apartment and kick up your feet.
If you are a frequent corporate traveller then you will have the opportunity to rack up a large amount of frequent flyer points. You can then use these points to upgrade to a higher class on future flights. Maybe even to pay for your partner to accompany you on your next trip or use them to visit friends or towards the next family holiday.
In another class
Another perk of being a corporate traveller, depending of course on how generous your company is, is the luxury of business class travel. Travelling in business class is much more comfortable, especially for those long flights and will also give you the room to catch up on any work whilst you are in the air.
The chance to explore
One of the biggest advantages of being a corporate traveller is being gifted the opportunity to see exciting new cities and countries. Places you may have always wanted to go or places you would never normally be able to see. There is much to be gained from travelling including knowledge and experience; both of which you cannot put a price on. Being asked to represent your company in other cities or countries is a huge honour and privilege, not to mention an exciting chance to explore new places.