Smarter Business Travel – 8 tips for your next trip!
We’ve compiled a few helpful tips from various websites to make your life easier and more enjoyable on the road! Although business travel can be very rewarding and can boost your professional career. It can also be exhausting and quite stressful at times as anyone who travellers regularly will know!
Instead of lugging around a garment bag/suit cover, yet another thing to carry! Here’s a quick tip on how to fold your suit jacket so it doesn’t crease and fits right in your bag.
Arrange your carry bag with your top travel essentials and keep them in one place.
Choose an easy carry bag. Simple pocket for laptop/tablet & an easy access section for toiletries.
Have a gear bag complete with cables and connectors (not the same ones you use at home, you are bound to forget!).
Keep a plastic toiletry bag ready and easy to grab before security + extra plastic bag. It’s amazing how often I see people faffing around at security shifting around coins and digging out toiletries.
Try to avoid lace up shoes
Arrange your Internet access. Forget the days of finding public WiFi or carrying multiple sims! The answer to your prayers is the YR4, your very own personal & portable WiFi device. Allowing you to stay connected wherever you are, enabling a private network hotspot and boosting productivity by connecting up to 5 devices simultaneously. Data bundle’s start at £9.99 and range to £34.99 for 1GB. You won’t find roaming rates like this anywhere else.
Don’t be glued to the wall, carry a power bank! The YR4 doubles as a 6000mAh power bank so you can charge your phone or tablet on the go.
Hydration Station. When you are dehydrated, it decreases blood pressure, increases sodium levels and heart rate, plus makes you fatigued and more easily confused. We all know the importance of stay hydrated, especially on important business travels. Independent has put together a list of the best water bottles on market.
We’ve found a great website with useful points to maximize your travel, “The Points Guy”. This link details a list of the best rated exercise apps on the market specifically geared towards travelling!
Business Insider gets travel tips from experienced travellers. The one I really loved and have since tried myself is so simple and yet so effective! “Use a tennis ball to keep soreness at bay” suggests Brian Povinelli (global brand leader for Westin and Le Meridien). Great to roll under your feet and thighs and squeeze in the palm of your hand, this inexpensive and easy to carry trick may pleasantly surprise you.
Be nice, join loyalty programmes and ask for upgrades when it’s NOT busy. This may sound cautious but having worked in hospitality, you wouldn’t believe how far you can get with this combination!
Dodging High Roaming Costs
When you search data roaming on Google, the first two pages are almost full of ridiculous stories of roaming charges or how one can “dodge” these costs. Below we’ve compiled of a list of titles we found most entertaining and we were amazed to discovered that virtually none of these links gave users a solution to high roaming costs but merely give various work-arounds to avoid the problem! Although helpful, these can be very much dependant on which device you are using, which country you are travelling in, how much data you typically use and how long you need this precious data for.
We’ll end that list there as the combination of using your mobile and travelling inherently brings bad luck it seems. But you get the idea! Did any of these ring true to you? If so, keep reading…
YRoam’s YR4 device is a portable WiFi device that provides a simple solution to combat every question you’ve ever had about roaming abroad.
Travelling abroad? Turn on airplane mode until you are back in your home country.
Choose a data bundle or your choice; UK, EU, US or worldwide and activate when you are ready.
All Data Bundles are flat rate.
Automatically connects to the best signal available. Not tied to one network and not reliant on a suspect Wi-Fi connection.
Track data usage.
Trace spend history.
Connect up to 5 devices, no extra cost.
Doubles as a power bank!
No buying different sim cards for different countries.
Connection in 108 countries.
Private and secure connection so you can breathe easy with sensitive information.
We’re not superstitious, but we’ll leave it at #12.