For those who are in the business world, business travel can be challenging a lot of times. This typically involves sleeping on planes, packing regularly for your trips and staying glued to your mobile device. To help you with this, here are some business-related travel tips for you to check out:
Bring only a carry-on
According to Barbara DesChamps, author of ‘It’s In The Bag: The Complete Guide to Lightweight Travel,’ travel becomes stressful if you are worried about lost luggage or being late to a meeting. With this, she suggests that you bring only a carry-on. Without a baggage, you won’t have to wait for it when you land.
Make use of technology to plan ahead your trip
If you want to check out your seating plan ahead of time, visit Seatguru.com. It also includes information regarding the limited recline or legroom seats and in-seat power ports. Then, you can request for a seat change in order to make your work easier or relaxing depending on your preference.
You can also make reservations at OpenTable.com in advance. Currently, it has 20,000 restaurants worldwide members.
Join a rewards program
Maria Perez, who is the marketing manager of airfare search engine Fly.com, stated that staff notices you and are more likely to help you if you frequently patronize their airline, rental-car company or hotel. She added that members of rewards and loyalty programs also often receive early boarding on flights, priority hotel room, first-class upgrades and better treatment overall.
Minimize the things you bring with you
Have a carry-on suitcase which is packed with minimal amount of clothing, shoes and accessories you need. Opt for thinner laptops and tablets like a MacBook Air or an iPad, and try to replace those hardcovers with eBooks.
Those who dress well and appear wealthier tend to get much better service. With this, try to wear an outfit that doubles as presentation attire while traveling. This is helpful in case your baggage is lost or you are late for a meeting.