Traveling While on Business
Many people rely on taxis and public transportation when away on business, especially when their lodgings are not centrally located to the airport. In situations where they are attending a conference or trade show, it can be especially difficult to navigate the city through crowds of attendees. Fortunately, many transportation services provide shuttles from airports to points of interest in major cities.
Traveling by air is one of the easiest ways to go out of town for business, and in 2012, 33% of domestic business trips utilized air travel. With over 19,000 airports, seaplane bases, heliports and other miscellaneous landing facilities in the United States and surrounding territories, it can be difficult for travelers to arrange for lodging next to the right airport. Getting transportation to the airport from lodgings can be expensive, especially if the hotel or convention center is not centrally located, or if the traveler is flying out of a lesser-known airport. It is important for travelers to be able to go from the airport to lodgings and back again with minimal hassle.
In addition to providing easy travel between hotels and airports, transportation services make it easy for travelers to tour the city in which they are staying. For many travelers, business only takes up a small part of the day, so they will have to find other things to do in their downtime. Transportation services are able to help travelers decide what to do with their time, and then take them where they need to go.
While some travelers prefer to utilize an airport shuttle to go to and from their lodgings, they often end up utilizing other transportation services later during their trip. If you are planning a business trip soon, don’t forget to arrange for your in-town transportation and save money on taxi and bus fare.