Business Travel Tips for Today’s Executive

The wheels of business keep turning and now travel is firmly back where it belongs, it is time to get out overseas and do the business. Some love travelling all over the world, some not so much. Either way, this business travel advice should make working overseas easier.

Interestingly, around 12% of airline passengers are made up of business travellers, yet they account for 75% of the profits.

So let’s do this.

Know Your Company’s Overseas Business Policy

Sometimes this is overlooked but it is good practice to familiarise yourself with your company’s overseas travel business policy. You’ll be in the picture for what expenses you can claim, which travel company provides your trips, and who needs to approve it.

Consider Private Air Travel

It may seem a little extravagant, but there is a lot to be said for private business air travel as you arrive more refreshed. There are many reasons for this but let’s look at a few:

  • You don’t have the usual airport hassles. Imagine arriving at an airport and boarding the plane without having to check in or book in your luggage. Imagine arriving at your destination and not having to go through customsor wait for your luggage. This is what private air travel offers.
  • You ready to work. Unlike the jaded feeling you have as you leave your destination airport, travelling in a private jet gives you the opportunity to work in the air as you’re not sardined in as you would be on a conventional flight. You and your team can work at desks and arrive at the destination fresh and ready to do the business.
  • You may arrive closer to where you need to be. Private air travel has an added advantage in that they don’t have to land at an airport but can land on airstrips. This can save a lot of travel time at the other end.

This is just a few of the advantages of private business travel. You may want to consider it for your next trip.

Try and Stick to Carry on Luggage

One way to circumvent the 30-minute wait for luggage is to take carry-on luggage as much as possible. You bring it on your flight, and you take it with you. Can save a lot of time, hassle, and stress. Given that around 5% of luggage is lost annually, this more than makes the case for carry-on luggage.

Take Business and Casual Wear

If you are a seasoned pro where business travel comes to play, you probably know to take business and casual attire on every trip. It is not beyond the realms of probability that trips can last longer than planned, so you’ll need clothes for when you’re working and when you’re not. It is good practice to plan for longer where business travel is concerned.

Business travel can be an ordeal but it doesn’t have to be. A little thought and you’ll arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and raring to do the business. Good luck.


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