Here are the 4 most important tips for business travelers:
Plan in advance
Obviously, you should do some preparation in advance in order to achieve the lowest possible stress level all along the way:
- Book your flight
- Book your stay
- Book local transport
By planning on time and taking care of all from the above, you won’t be only calm and organised, but you will also have more time for yourself, with a possibility to take a rest and stay refreshed.
Pack it like a pro
Having it all in your backpack is ideal, but, of course, it’s not always possible. That’s why one small carry-on case should be your goal. However, try not to check any luggage and always see in advance how much your luggage weights.
- Invest in good luggage and accessories
- Pack your dress shirts in plastic garment bags
- Include casual and gym clothes, not only suits
- Pack your liquids carefully
The best business travelers know that packing the minimum is essential. There will also be airline guidelines and controls so keep that in mind and save your time (and space). The right carry-on case plus high-quality, anti-theft travel backpack should be just enough. After all, the purpose of your road trip is business.
Pre-complete important tasks
Actually, this is where the real stress lies most of the times.
First of all, you must be prepared for a bad WiFi connection. If you plan on working while you are on the plane, use google cloud where you have the possibility of accessing documents and emails even when you are offline.
Normally, the best idea is to pre-complete or automate all your tasks before traveling, but it’s not always that easy. If something comes up, be prepared:
- Charge electronics before the flight
- Set your hours to the right time zone
- Pre-order your flight WiFi if possible
- Have a pre-charged phone charger
Mix business with pleasure
If you organise your time well and don’t put yourself in a situation where you are working at airports or on flights, you can certainly make the most out of your time.
Rest your body and mind, take a nap, go to the gym, have a drink while waiting for your plane or read a book and watch a movie. Above all, use your free time to explore a new destination whenever it’s possible. Take excursions, eat good food, try meeting new people. Don’t let your life become all work and no play. You are lucky enough to travel and even if the main reason for it is business - you can make a small room for pleasure as well. Good luck!