Business Travel

Business TravelA few good business travel tips can help to make a dreaded excursion into a productive, rewarding travel experience. You might think you know everything that will make your trip easier but there might be a few business travel tips that will be new to you.

First, packing is important. If you’re only going to be gone for a couple of days you should pick and choose what you take so that you have only carry-on luggage. You’ll avoid wasted time at baggage claim and can get around much easier and more comfortably. One way to make the most of your space is to roll instead of folding. Rolling your clothing correctly will avoid unwanted wrinkles and creases and you’ll have more space to fit in what you really need.

You don’t have to take several changes of clothing, whether you’re a man or a woman. A neutral business suit with different shirts, scarves, ties, belts, and other accessories will make it look as if you’ve brought an extensive wardrobe. A reversible jacket will enhance the illusion and is a good investment. Take an extra set of underwear in case your trip is delayed and you’ll be surprised how much space you’ll save.

Pack lightly but don’t forego essentials! Call ahead or go online to find out if your lodgings provide clothing steamers, hair dryers or other things you can avoid packing. Take an extra USB drive just in case you need portable storage and don’t forget any medication you might need.

It pays to carry a change of clothing and important documents separately from your main luggage if you can’t make do with just carry-on luggage; if your luggage is lost you can still make a meeting as if nothing was amiss.

Try to sit in the back of the plane if you fly and don’t jump up when the plane lands; stay in your seat and relax. You’ll be standing for a good 10-15 minutes even if you’re near the front while people fuss about and get their carry-on luggage. You may as well use that time productively and avoid the crush.

Your trip should be a lot more relaxed and go more smoothly if you employ these few business travel tips.