There’s no getting around the cost of a hotel room or flight when travelling overseas, but it’s often the “innocuous” incidentals such as meals, taxis and calling charges that hit the hardest. From local SIM cards to overseas roaming packs, plans that avoid mammoth phone charges come in all shapes and sizes, but the profusion of options on offer can be difficult to navigate.

This was a common feeling among Business Traveller readers, who gathered at London’s Royal Automobile Club recently to discuss ways of staying connected overseas without incurring through-the-roof charges.