Vocabulary Practice: Business Travel

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No matter where you work, there is always a chance your employer will send you on a business trip. You never have to pay for anything as all business expenses are usually paid by your company, but there are some things you should know beforehand.

Nowadays, travelling by air is the most common. You can choose a direct flight if you are travelling to e.g. Vienna or London. Unfortunately, direct flights are not always available for every destination. Then, you will have to buy connecting flights to get to your destination.

When you need to book tickets, you may buy an economy class ticket or a business class ticket, which is much more expensive but you will have a more comfortable flight.

Some airlines allow you to travel only with hand luggage, which you take on board. If you also want to take a suitcase, you sometimes have to pay extra.

You should also exchange currency to buy products in another country. Done? Then it is time to go to the airport. It is safe to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight. This will give you the time to buy some cheaper goods in duty-free zone, e.g. alcohol, cigarettes or perfume.  After your flight, when you reach your destination, if you have any products that are not duty-free, you need to go through customs.

Sometimes when you travel long-distance, due to a timezone difference, you may suffer from jet-lag – the situation when you are so exhausted that you want to sleep during the day. Don’t worry, it should be over after a day or two.