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Business Travel Tips for 2015 Infographic
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Business Travel can be tricky. Getting the most out of your journey starts well before your plane leaves the runway. We've put together a list of travel tips for the savvy business traveller to get ahead in 2015.
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Stash some healthy treats in your
carry-on, like dried fruit or granola bars.
Anything high in ﬁbre is good.
Try to avoid the over-priced, salty
snacks provided by most airlines which
can leave you feeling dehydrated and
dinners, on the
other hand, are
great for settling
you down for a
Breakfasts with high
levels of protein can
help you feel alert and
get you in an active,
Drink lots of
water to stay
hydrated and avoid
the in-ﬂight bar.
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grabbing an aisle
Try not to eat any heavy meals as soon as you
arrive at your destination in order to
acclimatise to your new time zone.
are eﬀective at
than 99.9% of the
airborne microbes in
the ﬁltered air
Open a book, tune in to your music
or turn on an in-ﬂight movie and
arrive at your destination
fresh-thinking and ready for action.
There is no avoiding the need
for sleep. Losing even one or
two hours from your regular
pattern can throw oﬀ your
performance the next day.
Sleeping tablets can be
helpful for some people and
are an alternative if all else
fails. Just be very careful with
the dosage so that you wake
up well before landing.
Send a quick note of thanks
to anyone that you met on
your trip. It might only take
a few seconds but could go a
long way in keeping up
Have a shower to freshen up
as soon as you get to your
hotel. Hang your clothes in
the bathroom and let the
steam do the hard work of
ironing out unavoidable
Be careful with information
that you divulge over the
phone in the back of your
The driver might be paying
very close attention!
Cut down on any wasted time that you spend abroad by
scheduling as many meetings as possible into 48 hours.
The chances are that if you’re allowing more time than
that, then you are sacriﬁcing time with friends and family.
Love reading blogs andother
online articles but rarely have the
time? Save themto Pocket and
you’ll have a beautiful oﬄine
reading experience waiting for
you on yourphone, tablet or
laptop once that plane takes oﬀ.
Save insurance details, passport
images, itineraries andmore to
one place, make notes for
business ideas, addphotos,
organise by topic, location, or
into taggednotebooks. Best of
all, it syncs seamlessly across all
Turn youriPadinto a second
screen to go alongside your
laptop while working on the go.
Despite regulatory issues in a
handful of countries, “Everyone’s
Private Driver” is a global service
andnow operates in over50
countries. Use it as an easy way to
get aroundwhile avoiding the risk
of local cabbies overcharging you.
The app allows you to store maps for
most majorcities oﬄine so you can
access themwithout an internet
connection while travelling aroundin
an unfamiliarcity. Just search forthe
city in the app, then pull up the place
info andtap the options button to see
“Save Oﬄine Map”.
Request a wake-up
call at your hotel just
in case your alarm
clock fails you.
There are eﬃcient ways to optimize
space in your bag and squeeze your
smart clothes into its tight conﬁnes.
From rolling your tie and keeping it
in a zip-lock bag to slipping socks
into a spare pair of shoes.
Bring along deodorant, perfume
or liquid make-up as long as it’s
under 100ml and store in a
sandwich bag. If you’re in need of
more toiletries remember to
stock up in the airport.
Save energy and stress and only
bring a carry-on. Bag restrictions
don’t vary much from 22” x 14” x
10” so purchase a small bag with
plenty of pockets and zips.
A tablet can be a great companion
for a business traveller but it
doesn’t suit all professions. If you
plan to do any sort of writing then
a slim laptop is a better choice.
Running shoes. Running is a
great way to explore a new
city and leave you feeling free
of the usual post-ﬂight
Before you leave, think what will
be useful. A pre-made name
badge for attending numerous
conferences. A few business
cards, a USB stick and some
breath-mints at the very least.
Get a good meal in your new city. The
OpenTable app has partnered with
Yelp to get reliable reviews and is
downloadable for all smart phones The
app allows you to pinpoint nearby
restaurants on a map.
Remember to keep your receipts to
return to your oﬃce!
Melatonin is a hormone that is
producedwhen it gets dark and
makes us feel sleepy. Avoidthat
grumpy state we arrive at when
ourbody clocks go out the
window by regulating your
Try gradually shifting your
sleeping pattern in the days
leading up to departure. If that
doesn’t work bring a sleeping
FOOD & DRINK
Number of domestic
business and leisure
trips in the US
of people say using
helps them ﬁnd a
is still costing
Along with plane pressurisation, cabin humidity aﬀects
your palette and is typically lower than 20%, 10% less than
the average household. This decreased level can can dry out
your nose, weaken your sense of smell and make food taste bland.
Guillaume de Syon, professor of history at Albright College,
researched the history of airline food and says:
If you were to serve a nice breast of chicken, which you can do on
board, within a minute or two, the chicken would be like sawdust.
The solution is in the sauce apparently...
Be charming to the check-in staﬀ and you
could land yourself an upgrade to ﬁrst class.
There’s no harm in trying.
adapters are one
less headache to
deal with when you
get to your
Try packing nothing!
If you visit a city regularly then try
‘caching’ a few items of clothing, toiletries,
chargers and travel medicines. If you’re a
regular (and a good guest) then most
hotels will be able to store your items for
you, ready to pick up again upon your
arrival. If you don’t have any luck with your
hotel then you can try a service like
Makespace in the US.
When travelling regularly your passport can
take a bit of a battering. Purchase a good
passport wallet to keep it pristine, they also
double up well for storing business cards and
A ‘Knomad’ is the perfect organiser for digital
External laptop and
Out of juice? There are a variety of
products that will keep your power
running on the go.
The Phorce Pro Bag is so powerful it
can charge a latop or an iPhone 5S 14
times. Never run out of power again.
Get on that plane
While sometimes it may feel like
a hassle, building face-to-face
relationships is invaluable andwill
always trump conference
Flight delays mount up
throughout the day thanks to
the knock-on eﬀect they have
with staﬀ, plane availability,
airport gates, etc. Book an early
morning ﬂight to reduce the risk
of your ﬂight being delayed and
gain some acclimatisation time
in your destination city.
Relax. You will improve your
productivity by planning ahead
for your meetings before you
set foot on the plane.
Bring a scarf with you
Not only will it keep you
warm in a chilly cabin, it
doubles up as a blanket.
If you do have some time to spare,
take advantage of it! You might be
lucky and know a friendly local
that you can visit.
If not, explore the neighbourhood.
The world is your oyster!
(For an hour or two).
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