Traveling for business is not the same as travelling for a holiday. More often than not, there is stress, creased suits, testing clients and a lack of sleep. However, it doesn’t always need to be a tense experience and my years spent on too many aircraft have helped me perfect my routine. Below are my Top 5 Things to help make business travel a breeze.
Posted On August 30, 2016 Posted By Andy Buerckner
INVEST IN THE RIGHT LUGGAGEThe perfect carry-on bag should be enough to see you through most domestic business trips. Ensure that it is well designed with plenty of separate areas so you can easily access your essentials. Most importantly, be sure that it fits in the over-head compartments on the plane. Don’t be that person holding everyone up as you struggle to squeeze it in!
LEARN HOW TO PACK YOUR BAGWhether you’re a roller or folder, effective use of your luggage space is paramount when travelling. There are some excellent online tips to help you learn how to fold your clothes to minimise creasing, so you can avoid the dreadful hotel irons.
DEVELOP A CHECKLISTDo as Santa does. Have a checklist to reference before you walk out the door on each trip. My list of too easily forgotten items includes Panadol, chargers, toiletries, belts, cufflinks, exercise gear, Hydralyte, a book / iPad, No-Iron spray and my headphones.
LEARN TO PERFECT YOUR TIMINGAlways take into account the traffic and plan, plan, plan. You’re better off being early and relaxing pre-flight than running through the airport like a deranged lunatic.
INVEST IN NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONESIf you’re a regular traveller, you should already understand the importance of a good pair of headphones. Regardless of which end of the plane you’re sitting, quality noise-cancelling headphones will help block out the world around you to ensure you are well rested by the time you reach your destination.