5 Business Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

| September 12, 2018

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Business travel is one of the most important tasks of today’s modern business people. Despite the advent of telecommuting and other digital channels, many companies these days still leverage business travel as a competitive advantage and as a key to winning long-term relationships with their prospective clients and partners in business.

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