You have probably heard this question so many times by now: “Are you traveling for business or pleasure?” If you are one of those women that travel for business in most of the cases, going away from your home and loved persons can affect your journey. Planning a business trip as a business woman alone may be an interesting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you have a safe and successful travel.
Therefore, it is recommended to travel easier with some useful tips in mind, such as:
- Have a proper sleep before your flight, because you don’t want to arrive at the final destination tired, right? Needless to say that dark circles under your eyes or poor sleep nights aren’t beneficial for the business. If you need to stay up late to finish various last minute projects or revise that presentation, try to carry eye masks for emergencies, but the best thing to do is to sleep smart. Being in a good shape will influence your business meeting, as well as its results.
- Once arrived at the hotel, you need to prepare for the next day of work. One useful tip is not to rely on alarm clocks and wake-up calls and to pack a sport watch with an alarm, plus a stopwatch. Another great alternative would be to carry a pager and use properly its alarm function.
- Pack lightly is probably a common tip and recommendation for any travel. Whether you go on a business or pleasure travel, having a light luggage will be the best thing to do. Don’t put yourself in the difficult position to depend on taxis, because your bag is so heavy. Try to pack the most essential clothes and shoes needed for your business trip.
- Get dark clothes, as you can fit easily and work better in any circumstance. Moreover, eventual dirt won’t be seen on a dark cloth, compared to a white one, so be practical and save an eventual emergency.
- Relax after your business meetings with a session of shopping in the city. Whether you are buying souvenirs for your family or new accessories for yourself, it is indicated to enjoy relaxing moments after a day of work. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends, find out more news about the city, its traditions, and best places to eat or have fun.
- Stay in touch with your family and answer their emails/messages or phones. But if you are traveling to a different time zone, communicating via email seems to be the most efficient way.