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5 Essential tips for corporate travellers

BY READERS DIGEST

19th Apr 2020 Down to Business

5 Essential tips for corporate travellers
Business travel is far from a straightforward process. If you're travelling for work, don't miss these essential tips to make it go a little smoother! 
If you want to ease the burden of business travel, there is, thankfully, one way of doing this: preparation. By preparing for your trips, this will minimise the possibility of issues coming up. 
To help with the preparation, here are five essential tips for business travel:

Stick with a carry-on bag

Unless it’s an absolute necessity, always attempt to leave your large suitcase at home. Journeying across the globe is so much easier with just a carry-on bag. There’s no need to lug a large case around a foreign city. There’s no waiting at the baggage carousel. There’s no panic about your belongings potentially becoming lost due to negligence from airlines. 
Travelling light can be difficult, depending on the circumstances, obviously, but there are various guides available to make the task a more possible one. 

Pack the right way 

As for what you should include in your bag, there are numerous different items and situations to consider. You must have everything necessary not only for all your business dealings but also, so any trip is a comfortable one. 
As a general guide, your bag should feature the following: 
  • Chargers for electronics
  • Business cards
  • Office supplies
  • Toiletries
  • A mix of smart and casual clothing
  • Eye mask and earplugs 

Utilise travel management technology

With so many different moving parts involved, travelling is a complicated process –, particularly for the regular corporate traveller. There are flights to arrange, hotel rooms to book, budgets to consider, and so much more. 
This is where travel management technology can supply a huge helping hand.
With this type of management solution in place, you have numerous business travel services covered. This means there is much less risk of issues cropping up, you can optimise all aspects of the journey, and you can ultimately travel with peace of mind. 

The refuge of the airport lounge 

Due to their reasonable cost and various other advantages, no business traveller should overlook the luxury of the airport lounge. It can be used as a space to get some work done in a quiet environment, or you can simply kick back, charge your electrical devices, and enjoy some complimentary food. 
Speaking of the latter…

Maintain a healthy diet

If you arrive late to a hotel or only have a small amount of time, a healthy diet is quickly superseded by convenience. Options are limited, and you just want to get some food down your throat, so you will go for the easiest – and usually unhealthiest – food available. 
However, travel is tough on the body. This issue will only be compounded by eating junk food. As a result, it’s essential to stick with healthy snacks and meals to ensure you continue to perform your job well while on the road. 
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