The tips I share here are specific to the U.S. tax law. The key is understanding the rules in your country and using them to your benefit in your tax strategy.
I have many friends and family members in Utah that I like to visit as often as I can. I decided to take a business trip there several years ago to explore the possible expansion of my rental real estate business into Utah. I spent more than 50% of each day on business activities and then I also had some personal time to visit with friends and family. My rental real estate business in Utah has doubled since then and my continued travel there is a legitimate business deduction.
Or, if your spouse and children don’t participate in the business, treat their portion of the travel expenses as personal – trying to deduct their expenses could jeopardize your portion that is legitimate.