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!