Last updated: 12:30 PM ET, Fri September 23 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Business Travel

Business Travel Janeen Christoff September 23, 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Business Travel

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Business travel is sometimes arduous but also a crucial part of the job and, if you have the right attitude, it can be amazing. If you look at your time on the road as an opportunity, you can change your outlook on the task at hand. What if you make time to see old friends or learn something new?

Entrepreneur has several tips on how to transform business travel into a pleasure from Rob Connors, vice president of brand marketing for National Car Rental. 

Connors first suggestion is to save projects for your flight. 

“We often view flight time as time wasted. But with a little planning, those hours can turn into valuable time to get things done,” he said. 

He also suggests saving some reading to occupy flight time. 

“Set yourself up with in-flight reading materials on your smartphone or tablet by using a save-for-later app like Pocket for iOS or Android to collect the pieces that interest you,” he advised. 

Plane time can be all about catching up on your personal endeavors. If you have a bunch of podcasts to listen to, binge on the journey. 

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“Plane rides offer great opportunities to catch up on podcasts that require time commitments many of us don’t often have,” said Connors. 

When you are on the ground there are several ways to make the most of your time away. If you are in the market for a new car and are renting while traveling, see if you can get one you’ve had your eye on, he suggests. 

These are but a few of the ways that business travelers can enhance their time away from home and family. For more of Connors' suggestions, read on here.