As a business traveler, we are sure you will agree that time spent traveling is precious and lost time can mean lost productivity. But there's no reason why your work or deadlines should suffer while you are on the go.
From the experience of multiple business travel warriors, we collected the best 10 tips that will help you make smart choices with your time and money in order to make every minute away count whilst combining productive business time with relaxing and enjoyable leisure moments.
PLAN & PACK SMART
1. Use only carry-on bags
Packing light means traveling light and controlling your valuable time. Strolling a large suitcase through a foreign city or waiting for your luggage at your destination is no way to start a business trip.
A carry-on bag not only saves you time and money, but it also saves you the risk of your luggage being lost.
2. Pack Smart: stay organized
Say goodbye to emptying your suitcase just to find your charger, stay organized effortlessly with an electronics organizer bag for all your digital accessories.
Travel cubes are your best friend when packing as you can organize pretty much everything that goes in your travel bag from socks, tops, shirts, cosmetics and much more.
3. Have a go-to travel outfit collection
Create go-to travel outfits for both business and leisure.
Choose fabrics that don't crease and make sure you stay comfortable. When you have standard attire for business you save time with thinking what to wear and spend more time working or why not relaxing.
Make sure you choose a business attire as well as casual clothes for when you have time to explore your destination or have a casual dinner one night. Packing gym clothes are also important.
4. Take the first flight in the morning
I know that getting out of bed to make that 6 am flight might be unthinkable to you, but that flight leaves on time every time. Delays reportedly start around 8 am each day and then get worse until they’ve reached a peak around 6 pm. Flight delays can affect everything downstream, from meetings to your mood. Take that early flight, save yourself and arrive fresh.
5. Speed up your travel
If you are a frequent international or domestic traveler you can save valuable time in customs and security around the world by applying for a Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check (applicable to United States citizens).
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