Business travel plans

Why you should have one

A business travel plan doesn’t have to be complex or take long to put together, but can be invaluable in an emergency.

Anyone travelling for business should carry one! If something unexpected happens, you'll have the information you need to manage the situation.

If you have employees who travel, keep a copy of their travel plans for your records, in case you need to refer to it.

What to include

Business travel plans should include:

  • the location and contact details of the nearest Australian Embassy, if travelling overseas
  • the contact details of local emergency services (include website where possible)
  • your business travel insurance provider and their 24/7 helpline
  • your personal contact details if the person travelling is an employee
  • other methods of communication in case local telephone networks aren’t working (e.g. email, social media)
  • an itinerary for the trip (make sure other employees can easily access it in case of an emergency)
  • information about the place of travel (or provide a way to get this information, for example, a Wi-Fi connection and mobile device).

Overseas travel

If you're travelling overseas, a business travel plan is even more important. Get some extra tips on planning your overseas trip from the Smart Traveller website.

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