The thought of taking a business trip in the middle of the winter to Green Bay, Wisconsin does not exactly sound very appealing. Unless you are a Packers fan and have tickets to the game, you can certainly think of better places to be. While sometimes you have no choice in where you must go on business, other times, you have a choice. For times when you have some flexibility in choosing the particular place to take a business vacation, there are many great choices from which to choose.
If you are in charge of planning a business vacation, you will need to make sure that part of your stay really does revolve around business. To qualify for certain business write-offs and keep personal expenses down, many businessmen combine business travel with personal vacation time. In other words, if your Company is sending you to Las Vegas to attend a convention, you can fly for free and stay for free. As long as you stick to the itinerary that your Company wants you to follow, your expenses will be covered.
No one expects you to go to Las Vegas and spend all day listening to lectures and discussing the latest trends in the pharmaceutical industry. You always will have a certain amount of free time. What better place than Las Vegas is there to have a good time? When you have a chance to get away, you can gamble, take in a show or amuse yourself in any way you see fit. Of course, you will have to fund your own gambling habit and pay for any other activities that can not legitimately be tied to your business trip.
Some other great places to spend a business vacation include some warm, tropical places like Hawaii or Florida. If you happen to be a buyer of pineapple or macadamia nuts for a supermarket chain, you have a built-in reason to take a trip to Hawaii. As long as you have a meeting or discuss business with a supplier of pineapples or macadamia nuts, you can write-off some of the trip’s cost to your company. With the permission of your Company, you might extend your trip a few days – at your expense, and spend some time surfing or just relaxing on Waikiki Beach.
The best places for a business vacation depend upon your interests. You may have family nearby that you want to visit. There may be a place where you can play golf. You may like the cultural opportunities in a big city or, you may prefer fly fishing in a small city in Wyoming. Individuals have different ideas on what makes the best place for a business vacation.