Business Travel

Best business travel tips for the corporate traveler

Business travel may be an unavoidable cost of doing business, there are a number of different ways to maximize your time while traveling and make your trip as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Below, we’ve listed a few tips to help you make the most of business travel when you’re away:

Trip Planning

As the old saying goes: “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” To get the most out of your business trip, it’s important that you plan out each min/hour the same way you would do at home.

Travel details online

“Having been on nearly 100 flights this past year I always make sure to have my travel details organized in one place. you can also use apps. “It [also] never hurts to note what room number you are in or parking place you left your car. I just take a quick picture on my phone.”

Packing list

Using a packing list not only makes it easier for you to pack quickly and at a moment’s notice, but it means someone else can even pack for you in a pinch. If you are traveling and realize there is something that would be useful for traveling, you can add it to your list so you will remember it next time. Prioritize a pillow, headphones or eye mask to help you sleep while at a hotel or on the plane. A good night of sleep is more important than the fourth pair of shoes.

Security checkpoints

While traveling you will have to follow various security protocols. Your liquids and electronics should be accessible. A suitcase that is easy to pack and a small digital scale that fits in a side pocket can help you avoid costly charges for a suitcase over the airline’s weight limit.

Rewards programs

Take advantage of your corporate travel to gain points or miles on your airline, hotel or travel credit card of choice. You should also choose a credit card without foreign transaction fees.

Electronic gadgets

Your phone, laptop & tablet should all have plenty of battery to help you pass time productively in the airport and on your flight. While power cables for most devices are readily available wherever you travel, replacing them can be pricey. For any small devices [regularly take with you], like mobile phones or tablets, you can prepare a small travel bag with extra cables, ready to pop in a bag at a moment’s notice.

Flights Durations

2 or 3-hour layovers can mean spending an extra day on a short trip which is very much unwanted and unnecessary. So always go for the non-stop flights to shorten the travel duration.

Lounge membership

Maximum airlines provide the lounges with plenty of food, outlets and a big space for a comfortable waiting at a reasonable cost. Spend your time waiting for your flight in the lounge, makes it very much comfortable.

Stay hydrated

Avoid coffee or tea & stick to straight H2O as the main drinks during your travels

Carry bags

Lugging a large suitcase through a foreign city or having your luggage lost before your destination is no way to start a business trip. Pack light to keep all your belongings in your carry bags.

Essentials

Having extra toiletries, chargers, office supplies and business cards already in your bag can save your time, each time you travel. Include in your list or keep it packed [ready to carry]. The plastic bags your dry cleaning is delivered in can help keep shirts from wrinkling in your suitcase.

Travel warnings 

Keep up to date with the arrival and departure schedule & also stick with travel warnings, that can not only keep you safe but also help you to arrive at the destinations on time.

Conclusion

Business travel can offer a number of exciting opportunities. It can go smooth as silk, or be with a wide variety of complications – but it largely depends on how prepared you are? Doing some planning for your business trip can allow you to relax and allow you to do something extra apart from the meetings

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