Every frequent traveler on business needs to know the latest business travel news. If a new company is in town with great flight rates, and travel packages, this is valuable information.
Unless you know about the good deals, you will pay more than you need to. Or you can have a disaster that is avoidable. Suppose you book a flight, and you didn’t know that the day you leave is also the start of that airline strike. Too bad you didn’t know ahead of time, you could have booked with a different carrier.
If you have some travel news, you can be in the know about your destination. What is the weather where you are going? If you are coming from somewhere warm and don’t know to check the weather, if you head somewhere cold you’ll be miserable.
Imagine if you didn’t check and you assumed it is summer everywhere because you are experiencing summer at home. But in some places, your summer will be their winter! If you pack only thin clothing you’ll be very uncomfortable.
Are you traveling to a country where English is spoken? If not, this can be a barrier to your getting around if you don’t speak the native language. Try to arrange a guide or interpreter.
What if you are in a bad area? You can put yourself in danger without knowing. You don’t want to wear dressy clothing and carry a great bag if where you are traveling to is full of pickpockets and criminals. In China, you want to be careful with your credit cards as misuse of this information is common. Know the laws of an area and also the typical problems.
Laws are very important, if you run afoul of them you can end up in a lot of trouble. Even if you don’t do something criminal, you can find that some laws will make your travel inconvenient. Take China. If you have a drivers’ license in America or Europe, you still are not permitted to drive in China. If you are planning on renting a car to get around you are out of luck.