Archive for August 2017

Planning The Perfect Business Trip

If you’re in a successful business, your work may require you to travel all over the city, country, or world. If you often travel for business (or even for pleasure, for that matter) you will come to learn important lessons that all well-seasoned travelers learn: when away from home and out in the world, being self-reliant and having a set routine to how you travel and conduct business are assets essential to a smooth, well-thought-out business trip. Traveling for business doesn’t have to be dreadful, and although some small stressful situations may be unavoidable, it doesn’t have to make you absolutely miserable. Finding the time to prepare and plan for your business trip will lead to a must less stressful trip altogether. This article will line out some basic tips and tricks to make sure you have a thoroughly planned out trip waiting in your near future.

 

First, make your travel and accommodation arrangements. This can be done online–nowadays there are dozens of websites that search through hundreds of options of hotels and airplane flights until they find one in your price range and with your preferred destinations in mind. Sites like Expedia are great for booking cheap flights in business class on the go. Hotel booking sites like Booking.com, and RIU Resorts & Hotels offer customers multiple ways to search for the highest quality hotels, motels, and resorts in some of the world’s biggest cities and most beautiful vacation locations. And at amazingly unbeatable prices! Also make sure to rent your car, make train reservations, or any other form of transportation you’ll need to take advantage of during your travels.

 

Now that you’ve made your reservations, put together your business itinerary. In this list of planned tasks, be sure to list your flight information, ground transport information, the hotel name and phone number, your reservation confirmation number and room number, the locations and times of meetings you may have, scheduled entertainment and activities, along with the contact information for any clients or hosts you will be interacting with during your trip. This will help you keep all the details of your trip organized and easily accessible should plans change last minute.

 

Before you pack up and leave for your business trip, make sure you have taken care of all your responsibilities at home so you don’t have to worry about them on the road. Find a house sitter and a caretaker for children and pets, have your mail forwarded or picked up by a trusted neighbor, and don’t forget to let someone at home now all the details of your trip. Give a copy of your itinerary to your assistant or an employee along with a family member. If something were to go wrong and you don’t arrive home when you’re supposed to, someone will be able to initiate a well-informed search for you with the details provided in your itinerary.

 

Follow these tips and tricks to make sure your business trip goes smoothly, you won’t regret it.

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