Before you leave for a business trip, make a list of your travel details and keep it with you. This will maximize your time when traveling and keep you from fumbling around later searching for your information. Some of the details you should include (in chronological order) in your travel itinerary are:

  • Airline information

    • Flight numbers

    • Departure and arrival times

    • Record locators

    • Seat assignments

    • Phone number for the reservation line

  • Terminal information for connecting flights

  • Ground transportation details (for each leg of your trip)

    • Car-rental reservation numbers or car service information

    • Costs quoted when making reservations

  • Hotel information

    • Reservation number

    • Address and contact details

    • Map if you're driving to the hotel

    • Shuttle details if applicable

    • Room information (type or preferences) requested and rate quoted

  • Meeting details

    • Location description and address

    • Contact information

    • Driving directions

    • Start and stop times