That’s it! You have made it to the airport and you have all your ten bags packed, your essentials have been shipped and your car will be whichever one you choose when you arrive. This is one way you could make a business trip incredibly hectic for yourself but surely you don’t want to do that, do you? How about you look at these tips and put a little more time in before you reach the airport;
- Schedule way in advance, take the time to look up all those flights, those train tickets, that car hire beforehand use sites like Skyscanner.net,enjoycarhire.com, Kayak to take those incredibly expensive moments out of your life, you don’t need them.
- Make frequent travel work for you, there are so many ways to get the travel to work for you from something as simple as bringing a gift for the flight crew if it’s a long haul flight, that way you will get exemplary service rather than mere brilliant service. Join the clubs, frequent flyers, frequent hotel visitors, frequent car hire get the card and build up those points.
- Learn a little of the local, this goes for the language as much as it does for the customs. If you arrive somewhere and know something about the people you’re meeting they will always appreciate it. When arriving somewhere and you know the local greeting and introduction it will assist you in getting to your place faster. To add to this have the name of your hotel or office written down in the local language to share with your driver or just to show the information desk.
- Pack appropriately, there are a billion ways to dress but you don’t need all of them for a short stay. Take enough to keep you in the right mood for business, casual and exercise. It will cost less and weigh less too.
- Check check check, your passport for international travel needs six months at least on it, your visas need to be in order and you, of course, need to check into your flight before you get to the airport, seems rudimentary but when you have more on your mind than just sticking your feet in the sand you’ll surprise yourself with what you could forget.
These are a mixture of tips to make things easier but you need to know what is right for you. The last little free tip is to get into the habit of making a travel checklist before and after, just to ensure that next time when you don’t have such a large lead up you can just chuck it all in and run.