In order to ensure that your upcoming business trips go as smoothly as possible, continue reading to discover a variety of travel tips aimed at business travelers.
Business travel tips:
1. Choose to fly with airlines which boast internet access throughout their flights
While in the past, it would’ve been impossible to stay connected to the internet for the duration of your flights, today a large percentage of international airlines offer stable internet connections, which you can use for the duration of your flights. So if you’d love to be able to answer work emails and to keep an eye on your business whilst you’re flying, you’re in luck.
2. Travel with a lightweight, thin laptop which boasts at least 6 hours of battery life
When it comes time to upgrade your work laptop, choose a thin, lightweight laptop which you’ll easily be able to carry around international airports. Just be sure to choose a laptop which boasts at least 6 hours of battery life, so that you won’t have to plug your laptop into a portable battery pack.
3. Purchase a portable battery pack, to ensure that your laptop is always charged and ready to go
If you have already got into the habit of carrying around a portable battery pack for your smartphone, it’s also well worth getting used to carrying a portable battery pack for your laptop in your laptop bag.
4. Consider traveling with a tablet, as well as a smartphone and a laptop
If you find using a tablet easier than using a smartphone, when it comes to typing emails and scrolling websites, you may want to pack a tablet into your carry on luggage. Which you’ll be able to pull out when you’re waiting for your plane, train or bus to board or are being driven from an airport to your hotel.
5. Take advantage of international airport’s business lounges
If you’re a frequent flyer chances are that you already have access to your most used airline’s business lounges. However, if you don’t currently have access to an airline’s business lounges, you’ll be able to utilize international airport’s business lounges for a small fee.
So if you’re looking to charge your laptop and get some work done before a flight or take important business calls, it’s well worth killing extra time in a business lounge.
If you plan on transferring from one flight to another and have time between your flights, you may also be interested in visiting a business lounge, in order to take a shower and change your clothes.
6. Prioritize booking hotels which boast high-speed Wi-Fi and on-site business centers
When it comes time to book accommodation online, make sure to select properties which boast high-speed Wi-Fi and on-site business centers. So that you’ll be able to conduct business whilst you’re traveling.
7. Plan to arrive at your business meetings at least 15 minutes early
If you plan on traveling around unfamiliar cities either by rental car or by hailing a cab or an Uber and plan on attending business meetings, aim to arrive at your meetings 15 minutes early. As you may get lost or hit unexpected traffic.
If you follow all 7 of the tips listed above, your business trips are sure to run smoothly.