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Welcome to Tuesday! By this point in the week you’ve probably had a few meetings, and maybe a few of those were in-person with your clients. Virtual or not, face-to-face client meetings are part of the fun when working at an agency! Of course, traveling for work can also be stressful and time-consuming. This week, we’ve rounded up a few business travel apps that can make your life easier when you’re heading across town (or across the country!).
There’s a lot involved in getting from point A to point B, and at the end of the day, it’s nice to feel organized and know you have everything under control. These apps are very handy to have on your smartphone if you’re always on the go.
1.) Mile IQ
Mile IQ is a handy app that Team Belle already loves! This tool will automatically track, and log, your mileage while you’re driving. If you’re looking to get reimbursed for your travels, consider testing it out. The free version of the app tracks up to 40 drives per month!
Even thinking about cross-country travel can be exhausting. Can you remember your last business trip, and how you went from plane, to taxi, to hotel and weren’t even sure what time zone you were in? If that sounds familiar try out TripIt. It won’t stop the running around, but it can help you feel more organized.
This app is a travel organizer that provides you with a full itinerary. You can book your flight and rental car, reserve your hotel, plan a few fun outings and forward every confirmation email to TripIt. Then, the magic happens. TripIt turns all of those messages into one master itinerary that you can view on, or offline! The great news is that this tool has a free version, so take it for a spin and make your next trip feel much simpler.
Waze has been getting pretty popular, so you may have heard about it. This app connects drivers in your area to share travel tips and updates. If you’re rushing to a lunch, dinner or a business meeting and you need to avoid construction or find a new route, opening up Waze can be a lifesaver. Plus, the maps are extremely up to date which is helpful for navigating in a new area.
Enjoy the Journey
We know being in an unfamiliar city can be stressful, and even running around in your hometown can be overwhelming when you’re juggling several off-site meetings. Having a few tools up your sleeve is a must when travel is in your job description. Even if you only have to worry about your daily commute, you can gain something from these apps. Keep your phone close and make the most out of your travels!
What is your favorite travel tool? Do you have a travel story to share? Let us know in the comments!