Top 10 Travel Tips for Business Travelers

By Taylor Baker

When it comes time for business trips, people often imagine uncomfortable flights, not enough sleep, and tons of stress. What if we told you that your business trip could be a lot less stressful. Team Snackbox is here to give you 10 simple but helpful travel tips that will make you’re business trip way more relaxing.

  1.      Pack Smart – Roll your clothes rather than folding them in order to save space in your luggage.  Remember to bring only the essentials and to bring travel sized toiletries
  2.      Think Ahead – Scan important documents (I.D., passport, flight itineraries, etc.) onto your tablet or smartphone.
  3.      Give Yourself Space – Request an emergency exit row when booking your flight in order to have more legroom on the flight.
  4.      Save Money – Wait to buy airline tickets until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.  This is when bigger airlines reduce their fares in order to compete with the smaller discount airlines.
  5.      Be Safe – Pack some necessities in your carry-on bag in case your checked bag gets lost by the airline.
  6.      Get Personal – Connect with people on a personal level.  Being sincere and addressing employees at airlines, hotels, and car-rental firms by name can work wonders on the kind of service you receive.
  7.      Go Local – Talk to locals and find out the best spots to check out when you have downtime.  Also, reference travel websites and apps such as Yelp or Localeur for additional recommendations.
  8.     Ask Away – If you want an upgrade or a better seat, you’ll never know if you don’t ask.  Sometimes it might cost you a pretty penny, but other times it could be very affordable and worth the small fee of a more comfortable environment.  Employees could also be feeling generous and choose to reward a kind soul with a free upgrade.
  9.      Know Your Service – Avoid getting charged outrageous data rates when traveling, especially if you’re going out of the country.  Call your carrier ahead of time to avoid extra fees and set up a special service if necessary.
  10.   Enjoy  Alone Time – Life at home can get hectic.  Don’t forget to enjoy the serenity that comes with traveling when you reach your destination.  Take time for yourself by taking bath in the hotel tub or buy yourself a nice dinner.