We understand that the luxury of business travel can sometimes be more laborious than luxurious. Early morning journeys to the airport, delays at security, unclean air circulating for hours on the flight, cramped seats and jet lag – the glamour people often associate with travel often starts to diminish when you are travelling frequently for work.
However, look no further as we have compiled a few tricks of the trade from seasoned business travellers to give you a run-down of top travel hacks for business travel.
Grab & Go
Save time and energy with packing every time you need to jet off to your next meeting by keeping your carry on luggage packed and ready to go.
Make up a Grab & Go bag with minimal clothing, travel sized toiletries already tucked into your clear plastic bag, and your travel essentials. Something you can throw your laptop into and be on your way.
Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink
Now we all know the importance of staying hydrated, it stimulates the brain, focuses the mind and, well, keeps us alive. However, after your last meeting runs over, the sudden rush to the airport, liquid limits through security and dashing to the departure gate, we often forget to stay topped up.
Staying fully hydrated is the key to avoiding jetlag. Ensure the weeks leading up to your flight are full of H20 and throw in an empty water bottle to fill up after security.
Trust me, this is as painful to write as it will be to achieve, but if you really want to kick the jetlag blues then axe coffee and alcohol. Both will add to dehydrate you more and tire you from the inside out. Stick to water, and you’ll be thankful for doing so when you arrive at your destination – and you can head straight to the bar if that’s your preference!
The best membership you’ll ever have. Yes the process of getting it can feel a little like an interrogation, and can take a while to do, but once approved you’ll be feeling bright and breezy. Part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler programs, this membership allows you to skip security lines, keep those laptops in your bags and walk off the plane out into the world in minutes.
Along with new time zones, dehydration and over-night flights, the recycled air on planes can dry out your skin, making you both look and feel tired.
Ensure to pack a hydrating moisturiser into your carry on to tackle the problem head-on and step off the plane with baby soft skin. The best way to beat dry skin is to take a moisture-packed face mask and put it on an hour before you arrive (but don’t forget to remove it before you go through security to avoid any awkward looks).
Best Seat in the House
If the budget doesn’t stretch to first of business class, then Seat Guru is your new best friend. The website is the ultimate guide in getting the best possible seat for your flight. With colour coded charts, and numerous reviews, you will be able to easily identify where the best seat for you will be so you can get the best out of your budget seat.
Want to achieve the most stress-free experience when travelling? Take your Personal Assistant with you to manage everything from start to finish, or ensure your PA has fully prepared everything for your trip so that you breeze through the process with ease and can focus on the important tasks ahead of you. Hire a Personal Assistant through 19 London – contact us today!