If you are new to the world of business travel, surely when you receive your airline ticket you will begin to think how productive you can be during your trip, when you will finish everything before time to visit more the place you are traveling to take a break of work, but if you already have some experience in this business travel you know that you can´t always go out and the only thing you will visit will be the hotel lobby. Moreover, not because it is impossible to be productive and enjoy at the same time during the trip, but to go on a business trip is usually quite exhausting, because the lack of sleep, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle or poor internet connections make it a difficult challenge to be productive. That’s why, regardless of your level of business traveler here are some tips that you could put into practice and be as productive as possible.
The beginning must be fast
Secure hotel reservations and airline tickets as soon as you know that you are traveling, as this will help you take advantage of the offers and save the money, you need so much when you are starting a business. Not only that, planning ahead shows your clients and investors that you are a responsible and organized person, remember that when you are an entrepreneur you are not only selling a product or service, you are also showing how you are doing business.
Don´t load more luggage
The weight of your suitcase may not make sense, but flying can be very tiresome and the best thing you can do to simplify this is to pack only the things you need. To begin with, don´t document luggage unless it is really essential, plan your clothes for each day of the trip and thus pack it justly. If you are going to do a demonstration, you can try to send your products in advance to the hotel where you will stay, so you won´t be carrying a heavy suitcase and you will prevent these samples from being damaged.
Don´t fall asleep on the flight
When you go on a plane you don´t always have an internet connection, but you can use that time to write emails that you need to send or work on a project that you had pending, don´t forget that you can also make contacts on the flight, so take the time to know new people.
Before starting business, relax
Take the time out of the office to recover instead of trying to finish all your pending immediately upon arriving at your destination. After all, you don´t want your new contacts to remind you tired or cranky. Remember that personal growth makes you a better leader and experiencing new cultures expands the mind so relax a bit to do well what you went to do.
Travel is wonderful to do, grow or start a business, but it’s no use getting the best airline tickets if things like a bad network connection stress you, for example. So plan and focus on your goals, in this way you will return home with much more energy and excitement to take advantage of the new opportunities. Nobody tell you that you can´t.