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Plan Your Business Trip to Be Convenient and Efficient

Despite the fact that communication over vast distances has never been so easy, businesses can still accomplish more during face to face meetings than over Skype, emails, or telephone. That means businessmen/women are called on to move their real-life bodies to distant locations, and when they get there, they need to be in tip top condition for those intense negotiations and hard-won agreements.

Rule number one is to plan your trip as in advance as possible. You can lock-in on airfares and hotel prices, choose your seating and accommodations, while reducing the pressure from deadlines and competing events such as conventions.

Once your flights are arranged, now you are free to book accommodations. We always look for centrally located, comfortable and reasonably priced hotels with the best possible ratings and reputations. Among our favorites is the Crowne Plaza Rosemont Chicago Hotel and Conference Center. The Crowne Plaza Rosemont is near O’Hare International Airport; has spacious rooms; great service; and easy access to the rest of the city. Heading for Hong Kong? One of the many hotels to choose from for a great business experience is the Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay. Have an important meeting coming up in London? Consider staying in style at the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square. This hotel is rated exceptional and is the perfect balance of luxury and convenience.

Once you have your itinerary and accommodations, now you are free to plan your meetings and get to know the best way to travel about in the city you are heading to. Don’t forget to bring all your necessities like your tablet, laptop, phone, and all the various chargers and cases to keep you running at full speed ahead during your entire stay.

Prepare for you meetings worry-free, knowing that you have planned a great trip which will no doubt contribute to its, and your, success.

Efficient Business Trip Packing

Prada Luggage. Photo by o5com
Prada Luggage. Photo by o5com

Business trips are cumbersome necessity of life. Be sure to follow some or all of the following tips to make your next business trip as event-free and headache-free as possible.

Luggage

The best way to avoid losing your luggage is not to have any in the first place. Pack all you need in one carry-on bag. This will eliminate the chance that you and your luggage will separate during the trip. Always be ready for the next business trip by keeping you loyal carry-on packed with clean clothes and ready-to-go.

Keep a Copy of Your Itinerary

If you will need to make many stops in many cities, keep track of everything easily by having easy access to your complete itinerary. While you are at it, keep your passport, visa and any other essential papers easy to reach for inspection.

Laptop

Whether you travel with a laptop, tablet or any other device, be sure to bring it along fully charged. Don’t forget to bring along the charger, as well.

Take Your Business Cards

Your business cards are a great way to network, which is a lot of what going on a business trip is all about. Keep your cards and your colleague’s cards handy, and be sure to hand them out.

Chargers

As laptops, tablets and cell-phones grew and continue to grow in popularity and importance, we must remember they need to ‘eat,’ too. Airports are more and more offering docking stations for charging, and even some airplanes are equipped with SD ports to make it easier to charge.

Clothing

Try and bring clothes that are less likely to wrinkle inside your carry-on. Take along neutral colors that can be worn with a large variety of different combinations of clothing. Two pairs of shoes at a minimum should be packed.