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How to have a great business trip

by Sarah Dunsby
9th Feb 24 9:12 am

Travelling for work can be a chore, but it can also be a lot of fun. If you’re off on a business trip, there’s no reason why you can’t make it successful in all areas. After all, the idea behind a business trip is to build relationships, skills and to discover new cultures. By carefully strategising your business trip, you can have a great time while working. Take a look at our tips below.

Be prepared

We can’t emphasise enough just how important preparation can be. As you’re working, you should make sure that you are packing the right clothes for the trip. But, not only that, you need to make sure you have all your day-to-day work items handy as well. This means you need to check and pack phone and computer chargers, an adapter, computer mouse, laptop etc. These small, but essential items, can really make or break your business trip.

Give yourself more time

While you may think that your schedule will allow you to meet all the requirements for your business trip, anyone who has travelled a lot will know that this is far from the case. Instead of trying to fully maximise small amounts of time, make sure you’re actually giving yourself extra time.

Don’t arrive at the airport or train station at the last minute. Instead, arrive early so that you’re relaxed throughout the travel process. Make sure you account for queues at immigration and customs, traffic and so on so that you don’t arrive to a meeting late. It’s also a good idea to arrive early, so you can get some rest before your meeting. That way you can be refreshed and presentable when you go to your meeting rather than dishevelled and unprepared. Everything will go better for you if you make a good impression from the off!

Cultural considerations

Each country does business a little differently. As such, it’s important for you to make sure that you research business practices in the countries you will be visiting. In Mexico, people talk and stand very close together, whereas in the UK this can be seen as rude or uncomfortable. For some countries, a business gift is the norm, while in others it’s seen as a bribe. Get to know these little nuances for a more positive business experience.

Staying connected

Being able to remain organised, connected and communicative is essential on a business trip. These days, most hotels have good Wi-Fi connections, but it can be a good idea to double-check before you book. Make sure that the quality of the Wi-Fi matches your needs otherwise you may find that the slow connection may interrupt your work. Check out the hotel reviews to make sure everything meets your standards and expectations.

Take time off

Finally, if you’re going to a new country, you may be interested to see what the country is like. Unless you’re really pressed for time, it’s a good idea to space out meetings and business plans to give yourself time off. Having a break can help ensure you’re refreshed for the next round of business or negotiation, ensuring you’re operating at your best. Depending on the country, you could opt for hitting up a sporting event with the help of Go Sport Travel. Such sporting events are great to go with potential business partners, depending on the relationship you’re trying to foster. Or you could also check out local historical or cultural sites, or simply immerse yourself in nature. Of course, these are just a few things that you can do to improve your business trip and ensure that it’s a success.

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