HOW TO PREPARE BEST FOR A BUSINESS TRIP
Booking online flights and using the same airline carrier as much as possible is only half the battle. To unlock even more savings when it comes to airfare, you need to know what days and times to book and fly.
2. Double-check your visa and passport requirements before travelling abroad
Check the expiration date on your passport. Many countries won’t let you in if it expires in the next six months, even if you’re only planning to stay for a few days. Plus, you’ll need at least 2-4 blank pages in the back for visa stamps.
3. Pack minimally
Do not pack more than you need. Plan your outfits before your leave. Document each outfit by taking a photo and pack. Coordinate outfit colours with shoes.
4. Use only carry-on bags
Lugging a large suitcase through a foreign city or having your luggage lost before your destination is not a good way to start a business trip. Pack light to keep all your belongings in your allotted carry-on bags.
5. Charge electronics before you fly
Your phone, laptop and tablet should all have plenty of battery to help you pass time productively in the airport and on your flight. You won’t need to fight for an outlet at your gate either.
6. Use programs that speed up your travel
Check in to your flights online and print your boarding pass before heading to the airport. Apply for TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry to gain access to faster-moving security and customs around the world.
7. Join travel loyalty programs
Before your trip make sure you join the loyalty program for each brand you will encounter during your trip. Update your reservations with your loyalty information. Many hotels offer perks such as free Wi-Fi to loyalty members
8. Travel with a really good health and well-being kitandstay hydrated
Drink water before and during your flight. Travel is hard on your body, and you need to continue to do your job well on the road. Packing or buying healthy snacks will help you stay well while travelling.