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2 tips from expert business travelers

12/17/2013 2:45:27 PM

From the best places to get a corporate car rental to what to pack for a formal meeting, the best pace to look for advice regarding your business travel plans are the seasoned professionals who fly frequently. If you're looking for a way to make your work trip smoother, faster and more efficient, try these simple tips:

Get expedited check-in
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, AlliedBarton Security Services president Bill Whitmore recommends that travelers sign up for the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck​ program. It's a voluntary service that allows expedited check-in. Since you don't have to remove your belt, jacket, shoes and other items, you can save yourself a good 15 to 20 minutes each flight, which adds up over time.

Show customer loyalty
SmarterTravel​'s executive director Anne Banas gave Business Insider an excellent tip about showing devotion to the companies that serve you best. Using the same airline allows you to utilize frequent flier programs, and you can even stick to the same hotels when possible to earn points for upgrades and other perks. When shopping for business car rentals, sign up for a deal that lets you rack up rewards.

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