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7 things that business travellers find annoying

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Travel frequently for business? Then you could probably relate to this list…

1. Last minute flight cancellations and delays

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There is nothing worse than rushing to catch a flight only to find out it’s been delayed and you find yourself stuck in a grey airport lounge with soggy snacks, a bad wifi connection and a raucous family of five sharing your row for endless hours. Let this scenario be a thing of the past by downloading an app like GateGuru which, is a virtual guru of gate information, relaying real time information about flight status, weather reports and security wait times directly into your hand.

2. An uncomfortable & a noisy airport lounge

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It goes without saying that airport lounges are a cacophony of noise whether it’s a gaggle of teenagers or the incessant announcements, making it impossible to concentrate. Banish this pandemonium to the plebs by joining some of the best airport lounges on offer. SkyTeam are renowned for their airport lounges and provides WiFi, power sockets, complimentary nibbles, some even have yoga facilities. What’s not to love? Change airport panic into airport pampering.

3. A hotel with an inconvenient location & a boring view

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As if travelling with work is not bad enough with it’s lonely room service, bad cable TV and budget locations. Push the boat out a little bit and book with InterContinental hotels which, offer excellent facilities, great locations and outstanding views of your location all of which, you can take advantage of after your long day at the office. InterContinental- the first step in making business trips, the business.

4. Not having the local adaptor again!

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Probably the most common and annoying business travel mistake is to leave home without your plug adaptor. Without that precious little spronged bad boy, you can’t plug in your laptop, ipad, phone or electric toothbrush charger! Invest in a worldwide adaptor now! It works in 150 countries and will become your best friend, plus it means that you won’t be clogging up the drawers at home with millions of local adaptors. Everyone’s a winner!

5. Having to pay for internet & still not fast enough.

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WiFi connection is fast becoming as important as oxygen so it goes without saying that paying for it in some hotels can be irritating. However, by becoming a member of the IHG® group at InterContinental and have high speed internet included in your rate so you don’t have to keep up with those pesky hourly charges and excessive data rates. Make it happen.

6. Got an important meeting & the taxi is delayed

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There are plenty of business apps that can make life easier but downloading Uber will absolutely eliminate stress from your life. Uber allows you to order and coordinate taxis no matter where you are for your entire trips and can save time while you’re in an unfamiliar city or on a tight schedule.

7. Having to collect receipts & manage your expenses

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Managing lots of receipts is annoying for all business travellers whether it’s from the taxi driver to the restaurant to the hotel. Hotel related expenses can add to the annoyance. IHG® Business Advantage provides a free and simple solution for your hotel expenses. The easy to use payment card gives you 45 days free credit to use at more than 300 IHG® hotels throughout the UK and includes benefits such as guaranteed discounts on your stay. Suddenly ferreting around for receipts is a thing of the past!

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With itchy feet, an inquisitive nature and an ardent wanderlust, Emma Clair has always been a traveller at heart. Hailing from the Emerald Isle she calls a tiny coastal town near Dublin home, but has lived in a few countries including Saigon, Vietnam where she resided for over a year. She counts supping on Bloody Marys on a rooftop in Manhattan, downing Singapore slings at the Raffles Hotel, daring a paraglide on the Grand Cayman, spending an exotic Christmas in Malaysia and exploring the Angkor Wat Tomb Raider-style as her all time favourite travel moments. Although, she’ll always have a special place in her heart for the city where she makes her annual pilgrimages – Paris, her true city of lights.

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