For most of us in the business world, business travel is a necessary evil. So, to help you get the most out of your traveling endeavors, I have asked the CarolRoth.com contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to share their best business-related travel tips. Their answers are presented below in no particular order.
You may notice some of the same ideas listed, but I kept them separate, as something in the way one is framed may resonate differently with you.
Do you have another business-related traveling tip that wasn’t included? If you do, please share it below. And as always, many thanks to everyone that contributed to this article!
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helpful tips! "When I am going on business trips, I research the area I am traveling to. I look for business conferences, lectures and seminars around the same time that I will be in that city.", I agree on this, very practical. http://insidesoutheastasia.com
thanks for the travel tips. I especially like #44, a great reminder for me whenever we're on the road because sometimes I tend to forget this." Savvy travelers take along a tube of Topricin pain relief and healing cream for easing all of the aches and pains of being sardined on a plane, lugging luggage, or hoofing it all day at an expo." http://dreamholidaysguide.com
Whenever scheduling flights, especially stuck between You & Canada & some other international places, compare booking 2 one way flights vs. roundtrip. Due to different taxes, I've saved hundreds of dollars on top of business journeys (whenever I was actually a good agent, I did it for my clients) if you take the path. It doesn't work 100% of the time, however for the few minutes it takes to compare, invariably check it out. And don't invariably feel the need to fly both techniques with the same airline. I've even stored hundreds through the use of 2 different lines each way. .
Wonderful! What a great tips on travel.
I like to hear some tips on child travel or travel destination for less than 13 year old babies. What kind of packing we required for kid travel and the time that will suit to babies? Will be vary happy to hear from you. Thanks in advance.
Technologies affords us the chance to work anywhere you are. Make use of the chances to get at know different business travelers' needs and additionally discover ways to provide their company. Wi-Fi enables you to easily be connected, so there is not a want for a delay of task finalization. Show your page and additionally read other people. Program interest in whatever they do and also whatever they have to offer, and also don't forget to allow them with your card! An individual never ever know whenever one potential encounter might direct to a big burst.
#55 - It doesn't hurt to ask. I really like this one. Often times people think it's rude to ask for something. It most cases it's not rude to ask, but it all depends on how you ask. What's the worst thing that can happen. They say no. Right? So don't be shy and ask for what you want and be gracious either way. This is especially helpful when staying a hotel or resort. Most of the time you get extra upgrades just for asking. Try it.
These are amazing and helpful tips towards productive and time-saving travels. A lot of times I would travel and not do anything at all. After the trip, I come to realize that I would have accomplished something if I did not spend my travel hours day-dreaming. Thank you so much for inspiring. Great post, Carol!
This is Grrrrreat! I've forwarded this to a lot of my fellow travelers, especially some of the ones new to the game that I mentor. I have to say, that John Engle's point about being friendly and kind (#9)! That is a definite winner every time. Even if you don't get an upgrade or some other perk, you just feel better about your whole travel day if you make it a point to smile! It's something to keep in mind in all aspects of customer service, whether traveling or not!
Wow , what a great list.... I totally agree with Vee; packing light is the answer. I also find that making the most of transitional clothing is the way to go. I did some research on this if you wanted to see what it's about http://www.discoverafrica.com/blog/your-complete-business-travel-packing-checklist/
whoa, what a great list...just bookmarked this puppy. #45 is one I wish I would have thought of the first time I went overseas for weeks but still had to work on my laptop the whole time. Trying to arrange for an affordable, reliable phone after I was already in the Philippines was stressful and time-consuming. Since then, one of the first things I do when preparing for international travel is to work out how I'm going to be making calls and finding secure, fast internet connections where I'll be staying.
I particularly appreciated the ones that suggested "being nice."
It was very gratifying to see that many of these tips were part of the story I did several months ago for www.neverstoptraveling.com. My "onboard" bag is always ready to go, packed with essentials, including meds, toiletries, makeup and one-day's worth of emergency clothing. Donna Manz, World Journeys, Vienna.