Planning a business trip abroad? Good news is you're going to grab superb opportunities, bad news is you need to prepare well in advance. The secret to a successful business trip lies in how well you plan it and how patiently you execute the plan. In this write-up, we address some common issues which newbie business traveller has to face and share a business traveller's checklist with you.
First trip to a new country – look for the warning signs!
The idea isn't to intimidate you, but yes, in times when a lot of countries around the world are succumbing to civil unrest and other threats, it is best to educate yourself with the political and economic background of the place you plan to visit. Apart from the news updates, one may also look for travel alerts and travel warnings issued by embassies and state departments. When it comes to signs of distress, make a well-informed decision based on common sense and not sheer greed.
Pack like a pro – secure travel documents and put them at a safe place
Prioritize your stuff and pack like a pro – a mantra which is never going to fail you! When I say prioritize your stuff, I simply mean that make a list of travel documents and re-check your traveller's checklist twice. Passport, hotel confirmation, visa (when required), airline tickets, credit cards, make sure to put them in safety of a top quality document cases. For top security, one may also opt for anti-theft passport holder, waist pouch, administration bag, and many other options.
Carry minimum luggage – hassle free travelling is what you deserve!
This one is important especially for a first-timer. Leave that extra pair of shoes you think you require in your home. Minimum luggage is not only convenient, it reduces anxiety levels when you land in a new place. In your maiden trip, you don't need to carry all everything you own, and make sure to put them in a well concealed location in the bag you plan to carry. Best option is to put all the valuable items or docs in a sling bag you can carry everywhere.
Stick to this traveller's checklist and make your maiden business trip a huge success!