Business travel can be hectic and having the right strategies can really help you be at the top of your game at all times. The following are some of the top tried and tested travel tips we have gathered along the years:
Try before you pack
Lay your clothes out before you pack and try out all your outfit combinations. Smart separates in one basic colour and one jacket can take you through several meetings.
Saved by the boots
Pack one pair of comfortable, smart boots. Wear them with suits, smart outfits or jeans and dress them up or down as needed.
Roll with it
Carefully rolling your clothes rather than folding them means they take up less room and end up with fewer creases.
They will cancel out airplane noise, neutralize nighttime disturbance and generally give you a better chance of getting the rest you need throughout your trip.
Location, location, location
Give each item in your carry-on a designated location. This will help you make sure you have all the essentials. Keep your in-flight items in a separate bag to avoid rummaging through your carry-on mid-flight.
Set your time zone
On long-haul flights, set your watch to the local time of your destination from the moment you step on the plane. Eat, stay awake and sleep by that local time to hugely lessen the effects of jet lag.
Charge your batteries
Charge all your electronics the night before traveling. Portable chargers with a USB port are lifesavers especially if you need to jump into a busy workday straight from the plane.
Make sure you drink enough water. It’s easy to get dehydrated during flights, in airports and hotels with year-round air conditioning systems.
Make your flying experience calmer by checking with your airline about luggage sizes and weight, arriving at the airport 2 hours before departure and checking-in online.
Contact your travel agent right away in case of flight delays, cancellations or booking issues rather than waiting until the end of your trip. They help with the best choices and new arrangements.