Tips for the Business Traveler

If you need to travel for business a lot, you know it can get rather old after a few trips. The good news is that there are several easy tips that you can follow that can make your next business trip go easier.

First of all, it is always a good idea to pack as lightly as you can. Most travelers who are going on a typical week long business trip find that they can get everything they possibly need into one medium backpack that you can fit in the seat in front of you. This frees you up from having to worry about checking your bags, and you do not have to worry about finding space in the overhead compartments. If you have larger items that you need for your business meeting or presentation, consider having them sent to your hotel in advance.

You should take a week’s supply of socks and underwear and t-shirts. You really should not pack more than that, because every hotel you stay at now has a place to do laundry. Put in 2-3 dress shirts, too. You also should have sun glasses, hat, swimsuit, a USB flash drive and your toiletries.

Overall, remember to only take the stuff you absolutely need, and remember that you always can buy anything you forgot. This can often be easier for men than women, and women on a business trip packing this light might not be quite as fashionable for a week. But we think it is worth all the hassle you save yourself by not packing 3 suitcases.

As far as traveling on the plane, see if you can score a row to yourself in the very back. Many people don’t want to walk all the way to the rear, and often times you can get a whole row to yourself. We also recommend to just hang out and wait when the plane arrives. Don’t be one of the first to leap up. The reason is that you have to often wait for 15 minutes while they open the door. Just sit back and relax, read a book or doze.

It is a good idea if you are dealing with time zone changes to try to handle the change on the plane as much as possible. Force yourself to sleep even if you do not want to. You need to be conscious, alert and productive on the ground, after all!

If you are traveling overseas, make sure that your laptop has Skype. This is a great way to connect at Wi-Fi hotspots and you do not have to sign up or pay any fees. You will just pay a few cents per minute and you can quickly upload and download emails. Your wireless modem is fantastic as well. In the US you can use an AT&T iPhone as a mobile hot spot. If you need your employees to be on Skype all day, it can be a very effective way to connect with people fast and cheap even when you are in very remote locations around the globe.

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