This could be looked at as a way of presenting a sample expense repot for travel or as an example of a travel expense report. In this case the examples used would be from Shanghai on a vacation that should be claimable in part if not the whole. Usually a travel expense report could be split into different sections and there are or could be distinctions (depending) between vacations that are due for reimbursement at a future date or paid on the company card and those that are expenses to be incurred during business trips.

The first thing to be taken down is of course the method of exact travel. Usually this would be the plane flight i.e. the price you had paid for the train ticket. In this case, the plane tickets were bought at a promotion for 769 dollars per person, which is higher than usual probably due to the events that were taking place at this particular time. Sometimes it is good to provide remarks or reasons on the increased costs so that they flow through processing more smoothly. It also makes it easier to defend your choice of airlines if you have a reason thrown out there.

Once you have touched down a whole new line of expenses will crop up. For example once you have made your way out of the airport, you would have to make the travel arrangements to your provided housing or hotel room. The chauffeur or train and public transport or a taxi will cost money, and usually this can be claimed if it is a business trip. As you finish your ride, you may be compelled according to the customs in the country to tip by a certain percentage amount or not at all. This portion might be more contentious.

During the course of your stay in the place, you will undoubtedly come into greater spending. When you've arrived you would probably find yourself replacing the items that had somehow been misplaced or had mysteriously not made it into your luggage. This could range from things such as facial cleansers or soap, to more serious ones like undergarments or a misplaced piece of check in item. Usually these are two small to be covered by travel insurance, but you may have different company policies for expenses and it would be good to do some reading.

In a few days of stay, even if you rarely step outside of your hotel to do any thing besides meetings, you would still need to have food. Most likely, you would be attending dinners or lunches or be hosting one of your own. On business trips this can likely be claimed, which might encourage you to hit up the restaurants that normally would not find their way into your budget. Once again you would have to look at the discretion that is afforded to determine the likelihood of it making a successful clearance through your expense report claim.

May this help with your expense spreadsheets and sample inventory reports!