Business travel can be challenging even for the most experienced traveler. Make it a successful endeavor for both business and pleasure by planning ahead. In order to combine the two more successfully, below are a few tips:
Packing for business requires you to think a bit differently. You need to consider you will need various clothing for both business meetings as well as causal evening events. Ensure you bring at least one pair of comfortable shoes so you are able to explore if you have any free time. Invest in small toiletries and a lightweight suitcase so you do not have to check your bag at the airport. This can save time once you land. Earplugs are also a good idea in case of excess noise.
2. Planning Ahead
Once you have confirmed your travel dates, book your flights. Typically flights and hotels are less expensive the further out you confirm your arrangements. Do not rely solely on your travel arranger when it comes to making plans for a business trip. Ensure you take time before you leave to check out how to get to the hotel from the airport, confirm any reservations and review the schedule.
3. Add Some Fun
You may be required to take a business trip, but that does not have to mean that the entire time has to be work focused. There will be some downtime between appointments or a free evening which you may be able to see local sites. Research what is located near your hotel and plan accordingly. The concierge is a great resource to help you with this.
and last but not least, don't forget to enjoy your business trip!
- by: Tammi Gelentere
- May 31st, 2016