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Top 7 Business Travel Tips

Posted by Carlos on 6/4/2013 to Business/Workbags
Traveling for business can be pretty stressful. From booking, packing, and getting to the actual destination, a quick business trip can turn into a job on it's own. Here are 7 business travel tips that will ensure you have an easy trip.

PLAN

Planning a business trip may sound easy, but there is much more involved. Plan ahead on each and every aspect of your trip to make sure it goes smooth. Although your airfare and hotel should be the first aspect planned, make sure to include dining and entertainment in your trip.

PACK LIGHT

Nobody wants to be behind the businessperson in line with multiple bags being checked. It's best to have one carry on bag with everything in it including toiletries, shoes, and clothes. An additional laptop bag is usually allowed on the flight, also. Packing light will help you get around at the airport and into a cab or rental car much easier. Then, when it's time to go home, you will not have as much to worry with.

QUALITY LUGGAGE

Although we've mentioned packing light as key, using quality luggage is also an important aspect. Choosing carry on bags can be a surefire way to get your stuff beet up on the airplane. So, having easy to carry luggage that is strong, sturdy, and roomy is wise. A durable leather briefcase is the best option for your carry on laptop bag, also.

WAKE UP CALLS

It's important to be efficient and effective, especially on business trips. Many times, dinners will run over a scheduled time and you'll be exhausted the next day. Utilize the hotel's wake call service so you'll make it to your morning meeting on time. It's always free to use and just a call to the front desk can guarantee a successful next day.

CASH

Most business travelers only carry credit cards on trips. While this is smart especially if you need to keep up with expenses, emergencies happen. Make sure to always have cash on hand in case a credit card or computer does not work correctly. You definitely do not want to be unable to pay a client's bill because a credit card machine wasn't working.

CHARGERS

There's probably a massive list of things to include while packing but chargers always seem to be forgotten. Phones and laptops work off of batteries and no matter how little you think you'll use these batteries, they always die. No matter what, make sure you bring your phone and laptop chargers wherever you go.

DRY CLEANING

Do you love ironing at home? Probably not. Most likely, you will not want to iron in a hotel on a business trip either. Utilizing the dry cleaning services offered at your hotel is a very good idea. It may cost some money up front, but it will save you a great deal of time, energy and stress.
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