Although business trips might be on hold for the time being due to COVID-19, the day is quickly approaching when young professionals across the globe will be traveling to conduct business again. Though, the problem is that for recent graduates who have never been on a business trip, they’ve lost a lot of the time it takes to gain experience out on the road and in the skies. Before you head out on your first of many business trips, take these quick tips into account for a seamless and smooth trip.
Skip the Lines at the Airport
Let’s be honest here, no one likes queueing up at the airport. Skip the lines by checking in electronically before you even arrive at the airport and don’t even bother bringing checked baggage. Most airlines allow you to bring a small suitcase as carry-on, which will be plenty for the amount of clothing you need for a trip.
Since you will be living out of a travel-sized suitcase, you’ll want to pack smart. Shoes will arguably be the heaviest item you pack, and, as such, they should go towards the bottom of the suitcase, near the wheels. Fold your shirts and place them in dry cleaning bags to avoid wrinkles and put your toiletries in a bag with your laptop case. They’ll have to come out at TSA anyway.
Get Your Documents in Order
Before you hit the road (or the skies), make sure you have everything you need. This includes passports or IDs, credit and debit cards, and whatever other documents you need to conduct business. It’s wise to upload your information to a cloud-based digital wallet but never underestimate the inconvenience of a dead phone battery. Keep hard copies of your ticket confirmations and boarding passes at all times!
Bring a Book
Odds are, you won’t want to strike up a conversation with your work colleague for the entire duration of the trip. This means you’ll have some downtime to fill. Bring a book, listen to some music, or even download a couple of movies onto your phone from Netflix. Anything to kill time will help you get through the quiet moments of your trip.
If you’re still feeling uneasy about setting off into the skies for a business trip, feel free to talk to our experienced executives at Kasher Capital.