Essentials for Business Travel
If your job involves a lot of travelling from one location to another, you should be used to the ups and downs of constantly being on the road. However, there are still various things you can do to make your travelling experience a lot more comfortable. In the following post we pick out some of the important essentials every self-respecting travelling businessman, including you, needs.
One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you are travelling for business is your laptop, tablet or even phone running out of charge. Especially when it’s at those times when you really need to send an email, have a conference call with your boss or client or are trying to make those finishing touches to a presentation you are about to give when you land/arrive. You can avoid this from ever being a problem again by investing in a power bank. Just make sure it is fully charged before you leave for your trip and you’ll never have to borrow a charger from another business traveller or find a charging station at the airport.
It may seem obvious, but it is such an essential item that it is worth noting that you should pack a reasonable amount of business cards. Make sure you always have some close to hand, because you never know who you might start a conversation with.
Small Carry-on Bag
The carry-on bag for your flight or even bus, train or boat should be small enough that you can carry it around and store it below or above your seat. Limit the amount of stuff you intend on taking into the passenger section of the transportation you are travelling on to the essentials you will need for the journey and when you initial arrive at your destination.
Self-Filtering Water Bottle
One thing that cannot be overstated when it comes to travelling, is the need to keep your fluids up. Drinking lots of water and keeping yourself sufficiently hydrated will ensure that you are alert and feeling fresh. You can even get bottles that have self-filtering properties that make it possible to enjoy water from virtually any tap, wherever you are in the world.
Clothes Appropriate for Travel
Obviously, you need to look your best, as a travelling businessman. But although you need to pack smart clothes, you can still pack items that don’t crease easily. That way you will always look crisp and professional without too much work. You need to also give thought to the ratio of time spent working to time spent socialising and taking part in leisure activities.
If you are going on a long journey and there are a lot of different meetings and important business functions, you may want to take a long a little extra in addition to clothes that are designed for travelling. A travel iron is an essential piece of kit that will help you always look crisp. There are many different items out there, but to give you a nudge in the right direction, check out these recommended travel irons.