At MeetingsBooker.com, we understand the stresses that business travel can cause! So, we thought we should share our knowledge to help alleviate that stress. Here is our list of the top 20 business travel hacks to make the process that little bit easier for you.
Top 20 Business Travel Hacks
Online Check-InSimple to do & simple to save yourself a half an hour wait in the morning.
BaggageIf you need to check in luggage, most airports allow you to drop your case off the evening before. Another morning wait you can avoid!
Airport GenieMost airports will have some form of this and if your airport does, it is a business travel hack you will not want to miss out on! Prepay a small amount of money to line up in the fast lane at airport security.
Weather ForecastCheck the weather forecast of the place you’re travelling to. It will help you eliminate items you were unsure about packing.
Roll. Don’t Fold.If you are just bringing hand luggage, then you need to make as much space as possible. Rolling your clothes will save space & help stop creasing!
Fill Each Crack & CreviceTo save even more space, shove your socks and underwear into your shoes.
Think AheadPack a comfy outfit for the way home. After a couple of days of business on the go you will crave comfort on your journey home.
Sky RollDesigned specifically for business travel, this case will keep your suit crease free with the advantage of being hand luggage size.
Shelf PackThis case is for the OCD in all of us. Inside the case are a set of pop up shelves perfect for luxury suitcase living!
Let Them KnowIf you think your Internet access will be limited, make sure to put an automated response on your email to let people know that you're away.
Presentation PrepIf you are going to be coordinating a presentation, download a presentation app onto your phone with your slides so that you have a back up!
Case PowerWe all know how phone battery life can be. Case Power have a huge range of phone charger phone cases and back up battery packs perfect for when you are on the go.
The Shower SteamCreased clothes? No iron? Not a problem. Hang your piece of clothing in the bathroom and turn the shower on. The steam in the room will perfectly steam your clothing and make them meeting ready!
The Pot IronIf you don’t have the time or patience for the steam room to work, you’re not out of hacks just yet. If your room has a kitchenette, you’re in luck. Boil some water in a pot and use the base of the pot as an iron.
For the LadiesYour hair straightener is perfect for fixing an unruly collar!
Energy BoostKeep something small in your bag like a breakfast bar. Depending on how busy you are you mightn’t have time to stop for lunch and a breakfast bar will give you a much needed energy boost when you start to fade.
Beware: AlcoholTry to resist the call of your mini-bar. There is nothing worse than delivering or viewing a presentation hungover, so be the bigger person and say nay to the temptation.
But if you can’t…Make sure to have the business travel survival kit, of pain killers and vitamin C, in your bag!
WaterKeep a full bottle with you at all times. Dehydration can leave you with a headache and feeling tired which is not ideal if you’re out and about all day.
- Know where you’re going!
No one likes being late or a person who is late, so our final hack is this: Make sure you know where you're going and how you’re getting to your event!
We have all of our venue directions listed on MeetingsBooker.com so that you have one less thing to worry about!