These days, business travels (and travelers) are increasing due to how the world is globalizing and, as a consequence, how networking is gaining importance. Movements, flights, transfers… all what a travel means, may be exhausting for travelers, especially if they do it because of business. Below we are going to leave you some tips, to make your journey more pleasant and comfortable, and some factors you might need to know before arriving to your destination.
- Be informed about the possible risks and necessary documents before starting the travel.
- Book your activities, hotel, and transport…through secure channels, normally recommended by the company you are flying with.
- Have on hand every booking information, medical insurance and contact phones, to use in case of emergency.
- Try not to drive after long-haul flights.
- Pay attention to your luggage at all times.
- Take the taxi always in the waiting post/line.
- Close the latch in your hotel room always.
- Once you have made your hotel check-in, we recommend leaving your passport at the hotel (safe box).
- Always use the hotel safe box, to keep your valuable personal belongings like laptop, jewelry, etc.
- Check who is knocking at the room door, if you’re not waiting for visits.
- Try not to carry more credit cards or cash than what you will need.
- In countries with politic instability, register your personal information at your embassy.
- It’s important to know how to block your credit cards or access to your personal information, in a remote way in the event of theft or loss.
- Check all the official information at the countries’ web pages, at least if your destination country is a high-risk one.
Remember, a happier employee is a more productive one: not all the journeys must be work; try to reconcile it with spare time activities: bleisure (business+leisure) is always an option. You won’t want to be remembered tired or grumpy by your possible contacts; always enjoy your free time!
About the flight.
- Try to travel without a lot of baggage: carry only what you’re going to use. Plan your daily outfit, think about each day, separately. If you’re going to do a demonstration, try to send your products to the hotel some time before.
- Use your time during the flight. There is not Internet on the plane, but you can write mails to send them later on, or work in pending projects. Don’t forget you can also start networking, looking for contacts, and have interesting and productive conversations.
- Fight with the jet lag: to struggle this type of time changes, try to plan a similar schedule, as the one you would have at your destination, at least one or two days before the journey. Carrying a mask and headphones may be beneficial. if you want to sleep.
- Organize yourself: use apps like Evernote to note that ideas you have at any time, and save them all in your dispositive.