5) Want a good seat? Don’t pick it when you’re buying your tickets. Usually the more expensive (and desirable) seats will be the last ones available on the day of your trip — and when you show up, you’ll get assigned to them.
6) If you really want to pick your seat ahead of time, check out Seat Guru to see which ones are best.
7) Use apps like TripIt to easily keep track of your itinerary and travel details.
8) Download Uber, Lyft, or alternative transportation apps available in your destination before arriving so you can easily get to your hotel once you’re on the ground. (And if you notice the people you meet want to use them too, you can usually share a referral code to get free credits on the platform.)
9) Subscribe to local email newsletters like Thrillist and UrbanDaddy to get ideas of fun things to do near the conference.
10) Use loyalty programs and points to your advantage if you’re traveling a lot. Once you sign up for one for a hotel and/or airline, always book your travel and accommodations with them so you can rack up free rewards.