When international travel is required for business, this can bring with it a lot of organising, booking tickets and flights, being aware of cultural differences and added stress in addition to your workload. Not to mention long-haul flights can be exhausting leaving you dehydrated, tired and feeling jet lagged. Altogether, this can be time-consuming and stressful. Be on top of your A-game and make the best possible impression to your new client or colleague whilst visiting them in their home country.
Read our top tips for travelling away on business and get your corporate trip off to the best possible start.
Stay on top of your reservations and hotel bookings by adding your booking reference numbers and flight details to your electronic diary or planner. Invest in a travel folder which can contain your boarding passes or rail tickets – check out Paperchase or high street fashion brand Ted Baker for some trendy and colourful ones that won’t get lost in your briefcase.
Keep your water levels topped up
No matter if you are travelling to Dubai or Moscow, it’s really important to keep hydrated. Not only to keep your skin glowing and looking great but to keep your mind fresh and your body all in working order. Remember to always opt for a high quality bottled water – if you can find a branded label that you have tried before such as San Pellegrino or Evian, even better as your body will be used to this. Never drink directly from the tap in a foreign country.
Plan your accommodation well
Travelling away from home in a foreign country isn’t easy without your home comforts. Research your accommodation well to ensure the location and type is right for you – take into account the number of nights and duration of your stay. If you are planning on dining with or entertaining potential business partners and colleagues, it’s handy to know a restaurant is located within your hotel. It’s worthwhile also sourcing a hotel that has all the amenities you need as a business traveller such as printing facilities, Wi-Fi and a designated work area. Meeting and conference rooms also will have added benefit if you need to arrange an event. The award-winning Capri by Fraser Frankfurt offers all of the above with excellent customer service in stylish suites.
Have a nice flight
Stick to the same one or two airlines to take advantage of award programmes. Registering to frequent flyer schemes mean that you can accumulate points as you travel which you can redeem to book a different class of seat or book flights for free. Enjoy some luxury in business class by using your points to upgrade and relax with fine cuisine and beverages. If you can, avoid working on your flight. Studying in confined conditions will leave you tired and uncomfortable – use the time to relax and rest so you can arrive fresh and full of energy.
France is a country which is never short of things to do, that is possibly due to many renowned events which are held across the country every year. We tied up what we consider to be the finest of these events in an informative article so that if you are considering a trip to France, you can hopefully coincide with one of these magnificent events. So, without making you wait any longer, here is the list!
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For years now the beautiful and ancient country of Greece in the Mediterranean Basin has been one of the most popular holiday destinations for holiday-makers seeking some sun, sea and sand with a bit of history thrown, and it remains an incredibly popular European holiday spot today. And the thing is, no matter how many times that you visit this country, there is always something new to see and do, which is hardly surprising considering that aside from the mainland there are an astounding 6000 Greek islands scattered through the south-eastern Mediterranean, 227 of which are inhabited. Continue reading Top Greek Tourist Destinations
Spain is one of the warmest countries in Europe and one of the most popular European holiday destination. What is more, expect for its continental part, Spain has 13 wonderful islands in two archipelagos: Canary and Balearic. Beautiful weather, countless monuments, but above all, wonderful beaches and stunning seashores attract million of tourists every year. I have gathered here the most beautiful beaches of Spanish islands and made a list that will inspire you for your next holiday expedition.
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Sapphire sea, crystal clear bays, wildlife, exquisite local cuisine and numerous marinas where can moor your boat are all you need for an amazing sailing holiday. Croatia is a country full of outstanding diversity of landscape and architecture. This is evident both on the charming, unspoiled Adriatic coast and in the areas of protected nature in the hinterland. Whether you want to visit picturesque islands, discover traces of past epochs, savour regional delicacies or practice sports, Croatia is a great place to spend time not only during the holidays, but also the rest of the year.
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Sunbathing and relaxing on the beach is one of the most popular ways of spending holidays. No wonder! It is hard to resist those carefree pleasures coming from the warm sand and crystal-clear seawater. When going to the beach, take things that will enrich your ultimate bliss, but also protect your health from the effects of excessive exposure to harmful sunlight.
So, what do you need? Here’s the list!
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After this cold and windy winter, you definitely need a place to warm up a bit and enjoy your days off to the fullest. Where to go if all you dream about is a beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water combined with interesting cultural sites? Check out my ideas for the best beach holiday destinations that you will not be able to resist.
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