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Buying Business Travel Features List

Backpacks are revolutionizing the way we travel just like the internet has revolutionized the way we work. I mean, there was once a time when a backpack was a backpack, and now there are backpacks specifically for business, hiking, traveling ultra-lightweight; you name it.

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These days, the best business travel backpacks are designed to be as efficient, secure, and comfortable as possible. Personally, I would much rather carry everything in a secure backpack that fits me comfortably than lugged over one shoulder.

Carry-on travel backpacks save you from having to deal with lost bags and luggage fees. All of the backpacks on this list are carry-on sized and abide by TSA guidelines, so you can zip through the airport and to your next meeting.

Security is another essential when you are carrying valuable things. Many of the best business travel backpacks have partially hidden compartments, sturdy zippers, and durable material that is hard to slash.

40 liters is the perfect carry-on size for those multi-day (3-7 day) trips. If you are planning to use a business travel backpack for overnight excursions, then I definitely suggest this choosing this bag.

There is a separate laptop compartment at the back of the backpack with plenty of cushions. Your laptop will sit a few inches from the bottom for extra protection in case you drop your bag. The laptop sleeve can fit a 15-inch laptop as well as a 9.7-inch tablet. I found it really easy to slot in and slot out when I was testing it out which is why I made it my pick of the best laptop bags for business travel.

This is the perfect carry on travel backpack for minimalist travelers. Its laptop harness, organizational pockets, and integrative packing cubes (in the Arcido Akra and Vaga Daypack Bundle) make this the perfect business travel backpack for digital nomads too.

While some of the companies on this list are well-known in the travel space, notable start-ups, like Arcido and Boundary Supply are proving to be high-quality and durable bags well worth looking into.

Despite the steep fee, the Amex Business Platinum card is still worth considering, especially for business owners who travel frequently. Here are all of the benefits of the card and the cash value of each benefit. This will allow you to see the value of the card compared to the annual fee.

In addition to travel and points benefits, the Amex Business Platinum card comes with a number of purchase and travel protection benefits. These benefits give you peace of mind when buying new tools and products for work, oftentimes protecting them against damage and loss.

Allianz Travel Insurance provides a selection of 10 travel insurance plans intended to suit different traveler needs. You can purchase coverage for a specific trip, but you can also purchase an annual travel insurance plan if you travel often and want to avoid buying a new travel insurance policy each time.

Note that owning a credit card with travel insurance protection is not enough for your coverage to count: To take advantage of credit card travel insurance, you must pay for prepaid travel expenses like your airfare, hotel stay or cruise with that specific credit card. Also, note that credit cards with travel insurance have their own list of exclusions to watch out for. Many also require cardholders to pay an annual fee.

Before you put down a large sum of money on a family trip, a couples getaway, a solo adventure or a dream vacation you've been planning for years, consider buying a travel insurance policy that can reimburse you if your plans fall apart. "You don't know what can go wrong, and a lot can go wrong, whether that's airline strikes or mechanical breakdowns of carriers or weather quite frankly," says Stan Sandberg, co-founder of "If you saved money all year or earmarked your savings for a fabulous trip and you've [put] down that money, generally the trip costs are nonrefundable, especially in hotels and tours packages, [and] you want to purchase insurance on that because it's just a really smart way to protect that investment."

However, you should keep in mind that travel insurance cannot cover every potential situation you encounter before or during a trip. Many travel insurance policies list an array of exclusions you should know about, like war or preexisting circumstances. Several policies also offer named peril coverage that only covers the situations specifically outlined in your policy.

The price of the plan you select will depend on how much coverage you want. Keep in mind, there are plenty of companies that offer affordable travel insurance plans if your main priority is getting a policy at a budget-friendly price. See the U.S. News list of the Cheapest Travel Insurance Companies.

Different travel insurance companies list different exclusions for their policies, so this is another situation where you will want to read all the fine print. Most travel insurance policies refrain from covering preexisting conditions of any kind. If you are sick with a terminal illness when you purchase a travel insurance policy, for example, you cannot use that illness as a basis to cancel your trip. The same is true if you wait to buy travel insurance until a named hurricane is careening toward your destination.

Travel insurance is never required, but buying a policy can make the trip-planning experience worry-free and fun, and it can put your mind at ease while you're on vacation. You hope you won't need to use your travel insurance policy, but in the worst-case scenario, you will be glad you have one.

Holly Johnson is an award-winning content creator who has been writing about travel insurance and travel for more than a decade. She has researched travel insurance options for her own vacations and family trips to more than 50 countries around the world, and has experience navigating the claims and reimbursement process. In fact, she has successfully filed several travel insurance claims for trip delays and trip cancellations over the years. Johnson also works alongside her husband Greg, who has been licensed to sell travel insurance in 50 states, in their family media business.

Your travel must be primarily business-related in order to be deductible. Pleasure trips are never deductible. You can deduct travel expenses only if you are traveling away from home in connection with the pursuit of an existing business.

What about travel that is both business-related and personal? The IRS is on the lookout for taxpayers who try to classify a nondeductible personal trip as a deductible business trip. So, if you travel to a destination and engage in both personal and business activities, you can deduct your traveling expenses to and from the destination only if the trip is primarily related to your business.

If the trip is primarily personal in nature, none of your traveling expenses are deductible. This is true even if you engage in some business activities while you are there. (However, you may be able to deduct particular expenses you incur while you're at your destination if they otherwise qualify as business deductions.)

The advantage to using the standard meal allowance is that you don't have to keep records of actual meal expenses, although you still have to keep records to prove the time, place, and business purpose of your travel. The biggest disadvantage is that the standard meal allowances are not very generous. Chances are that your actual expenses--and therefore your deductions--would be larger.

However, many areas have much higher rates, and you should always check to make sure you are using the rate for your travel location. Assume that the standard meal allowance for most locations in Illinois is $46/day, but in Chicago, the amount is $71. This means that if you are in Chicago for business, you can deduct $12.50 more per day for meals than the "standard" rate.

Business-related foreign travel expenses are tax deductible. However, because of the potential for abuse (e.g., sneaking in a Paris vacation under the guise of a business trip), these expenses are scrutinized closely by the IRS.

Good documentation is an absolute must. If you travel outside the U.S. purely for business purposes, all your travel expenses of getting to and from your business destination are deductible. However, if you spend part of your time in a foreign country engaging in personal activities, you may have to allocate your travel expenses and only deduct the amounts allocated to business.

Foreign travel solely for business is fully deductible. Foreign travel expenses are fully deductible if you spent 100 percent of your time abroad on business. However, if you engaged in any non-business activity, whether sightseeing or visiting old friend, you may have to make an allocation between deductible business expenses and non-deductible personal ones.

Time spent for personal purposes may trigger allocation. If you spend part of your time in a foreign country engaging in personal activities, you may have to allocate your travel expenses in proportion to the number of days you spent on nonbusiness activities during your trip, unless you meet one of the following conditions:

If you don't meet at least one of the conditions set forth above and you spent 25 percent or more of your time on personal activities, you'll have to allocate your travel expenses of getting to and from your destination between your business and personal activities to determine your deductible amount. You must allocate your expenses for foreign travel even if your trip was primarily for business reasons.

You can deduct your travel expenses (including travel, lodging, and meals for yourself) when you attend a convention within the United States if you can show that attending the convention benefits your business. These rules apply to workshops, conferences and seminars, as well as actual conventions.

In order to be able to deduct expenses for attending a convention outside the North American area, the convention must be directly related to your business and it must be as reasonable to hold the convention outside North America as in it. For example, it would be reasonable to hold the convention outside North America if many of the convention's attendees lived overseas. You must also satisfy the requirements for deducting business travel expenses outside the U.S.. 041b061a72


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