Business Travel Tips
According to an article on mainstreet.com, there are some major pitfalls to avoid when travelling on business. These include:
- Never fly anything other than non-stop – If you do, you double the likelihood of encountering delays and cancellations.
- Never check your bag – This increases the likelihood of delays and it could be lost by the airline. You can comfortably carry everything you need for a business trip in one carry-on bag.
- Always know where you are going before you get there. Use a map or a location app to know where your meeting is being held and how long it will take you to get there.
- Don’t run up big expenses on your company credit card. If you do it regularly, you’ll get a reputation for it, and it won’t do anything for your promotion prospects.
- Don’t put negative comments on Twitter or Facebook about your accommodation or current location. Local business people may see them and this could make doing business awkward in the future.
- Don’t forget to look around and smell the roses – This means getting out and sampling something of the local culture once the business aspect of your trip is over.
A new translator app is revolutionising the way we do business overseas, according to a recent article on forbes.com.
Called TripLingo, the new app is available from the iTunes store and offers an amazing range of features. These include:
If you want to stay in Sydney for Christmas and New Years period, you had better book your room as soon as possible. Corporate customers have booked most of the rooms at the city’s biggest and most popular lodgings.
Some of Australia’s largest hotel and serviced apartment operators are already fully booked. Business travellers catching up on work before the Christmas holidays have filled all the rooms, putting a strangle hold on availability.
Skytrax has announced this year’s airport champions in the annual World Airport Awards.
The accolade of best Australian airport has been awarded to Brisbane, according to ausbt.com.au. The Australian airport rankings continued with Melbourne being awarded second place, then Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth respectively.
Travelling on business is not all it’s cracked up to be. While you do get to see new people and places, constantly being on the road and living out of a suitcase can take its toll both mentally and physically. With that in mind, here are some useful tips for relieving the stress of corporate travel.
Stay in a central location
If you’re on an extended business trip in an unfamiliar city, choose accommodation that’s in the centre of things, so you don’t spend any more time travelling than you have to.
Stay somewhere nice
Unless your boss insists on you staying in a flea-pit motel, choose somewhere nice to stay, such as a serviced apartment. This will give you more space, more privacy, better amenities such as kitchen and laundry facilities and will have a much nicer ambience to come home to.
The Gold Coast is an extremely popular destination for business as well as pleasure, and the following looks at how to mix the two to achieve the greatest effect.
Stay Close to the Action
If you are heading to the Gold Coast on business and want to try to fit in a bit of a holiday while you are there, plan to stay somewhere central as this way it will be a lot easier to make the most of any spare time you get, however small of a window that may be. There are a huge amount of Gold Coast accommodation options located right in the thick of the action, with dozens of Surfers Paradise resorts and Gold Coast hotels located within steps of gorgeous beaches, delicious restaurants, awesome bars and some of the hottest nightclubs in Australia.
Brisbane has fast become one of the most vibrant parts of Australia, and apart from the thriving food, arts and culture scenes, the Queensland capital has been attracting business interest from all over the world as well. If you are one of the many now heading to Brisbane on business, you are in for a real treat, and the following is a look at some of the best ways you can make the most of your visit.
Check out the art
Over the last two decades Brisbane’s art scene has absolutely exploded, with everything from public artworks and galleries to performance art and live music, so if you have any spare time at all on your Brisbane business trip, check out some of the art. It will help considerably if you are able to base yourself close to the action, so find out what is going on before you book your Brisbane accommodation.
Any time you go travelling, it is important to have the right kind of luggage with you, but especially if you do a lot of travel as part of your work or business. The right luggage can make an enormous difference, and the following luggage is perfect for the corporate traveller.
Garment bags for your trip
Most corporate travellers find themselves having to attend a lot of meetings, often soon after getting off a plane. This makes it crucial that they have a way to keep their clothing always crisp, sharp and ready to go. If you would rather not have to spend so much time ironing your clothes on your next business trip, get yourself a decent garment bag. Apart from being lightweight and water resistant, most garment bags are also small enough to be carried on the plane. If you have a meeting shortly after arriving from a long flight, you will be able to change on the flight, drop your bag at your hotel or serviced apartments, and go straight to your meeting looking fresh, sharp and professional.
As a regular business traveller the novelty and thrill of visiting other cities may loose it’s charm for you. More often that not you will be focused on getting in, doing the jobs that’s needed, getting out and getting back into your routine at home. If you’re feeling travel weary, we’ve got some tips to help you get more out of your work trips.
1. Plan wisely.
Don’t over load your diary with scheduled meetings and appointments. Make time for other interesting activities that will be good for the business such as taking the team you correspond and work with out for social drinks or dinner after work. Remain professional but have fun and this foster a better work culture.
For some executive business people, long stay business trips are not uncommon. These trips are usually a priority for your business, with important agendas and targeted outcomes. As an executive, your time is valuable and, most likely, already stretched. You can use your time more effectively on your next extended business trip by applying some of the following ideas.
Have one central location
If you’re in a city like Brisbane for business you should have accommodation in the business centre of the city. This will save you time that would be wasted on commuting to the city. Staying in one place for the entire trip will also help you to get into a routine and eliminate the interruption of relocating.
Use serviced apartments