Your flight has just been cancelled and the next flight out is not until tomorrow, which means you’re going to miss that important meeting. Or, you’ve arrived to your destination safe and sound with plenty of time before your presentation, but they’ve lost your luggage with all the presentation boards and important documents in it. These are some of the most infuriating business travel nightmares that happen to business travellers worldwide every day.
Whether you’re a seasoned business traveller or fly for business only occasionally, business travel can sometimes be a harrowing and unpredictable experience. From delayed (or cancelled) flights to lost luggage and crying babies on a red-eye long-haul flight, numerous things can go wrong; making travelling for business stressful, physically exhausting and costly.
These situations are less than ideal for what should be a productive work trip. But with a little forward planning and by utilising the right tools, you can learn to embrace business travel in all its glory and take advantage of all the benefits that the trip can bring.
Travelling to a new place can be a great escape from your every day schedule and routine. It can enable you to see and experience things you wouldn’t normally. Being in a new city or country and experiencing different cultures can open up your mind and provide inspiration for potential new business ideas. And travelling to meet business partners and clients creates a great opportunity to connect with them face-to-face which makes a huge difference in today’s overtly online world.
To help make your next business trip fly by without a hitch, we’ve compiled some top tips and tricks. From old-school research and preparations to the best technology apps and tools, with this guide you’ll be sure to have a smooth journey. See our infographic below: