Travel Wise

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Travel is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant func­tion of a MICE event. It is what peo­ple start their ex­pe­ri­ence with and it is what they re­mem­ber last as they get off their flights to go home after a hec­tic trip. So it is im­por­tant to plan travel de­tails to the des­ti­na­tion and back metic­u­lously. Once the venue and dates are de­cided, which should be well in ad­vance, you need to check with all the air­lines bar­gains can be ob­tained dur­ing the off-sea­son when de­mand is a lit­tle di­min­ished. Many air­lines en­cour­age business groups by of­fer­ing pro­mo­tional fares. Check them all to get the best rate… ex­cel­lent deals or­gan­ised for you. Some of them may also throw in a few free tick­ets if the group is large enough. The trick is to check with more than the one air­line or DMC you have al­ways dealt with, even though fi­nally your loy­alty may pay off and you may still get the best rate from your favourite travel agent. Re­mem­ber to cre­ate com­pe­ti­tion for your business! As the first step, en­sure all par­tic­i­pants have valid pass­ports. Most coun­tries re­quire a min­i­mum six month va­lid­ity of the pass­port from the date of travel. minute be­cause this may re­quire sev­eral weeks, even un­der the Tatkal scheme.

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