International travel is one of the biggest perks of working in business, but just because it can be fun doesn’t mean it isn’t sometimes a difficult operation - many of us even end up dreading business trips because they are just that stressful..
There are so many things that can make a business trip go wrong - whether it’s a connecting flight that doesn't work or a problem at baggage claim or a mistake in the hotel booking system, it’s no wonder so many of us get so stressed. We all know that planning a holiday is stressful - mixing that stress in with work is always going to be a recipe for disaster. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Here are our top three tips for making business travel abroad that much easier.1. Ensure you have a bag ready to go
If you travel a lot for business and have a busy life, the last thing you want to do is find out about a last minute trip and have to run around finding clothes to take with you. Every time you get back from a business trip, why not wash and press all your clothes and put them back in your case ready for next time you need to go.
2. Ensure you have a detailed itinerary
It’s one thing to have a timetable, but it’s much more useful to make yourself a print out with the details of each event you[re going to to hand, so that if you’re moving especially quickly from one event to the next you can change your headspace and get names straight en route rather than waiting until you arrive to fully get in gear.3. International Workforce Management
If one of the reasons you’re always travelling to and fro overseas is that you’re putting out fires and constantly having to collaborate with other teams, then you can massively reduce the necessity for you to travel by investing in a workflow and compliance solution which can help you manage projects, teams and problems from the other side of the world without missing a beat. While some international travel will always be necessary, for instance when you’re onboarding a new client and need to meet in person, you can massively reduce this element of corporate life by just moving things online.
These are just a few tips for managing the stress of business travel which can make your next trip go more smoothly.