Are you going on your first business trip? Then it's smart to prepare really well for it. Whether it's crumpled clothes, overpriced snacks at the airport or the dreaded dead laptop battery - business travelers have to be prepared for many eventualities.
1. Backup on the go: Email your travel documents
Before leaving, you should scan all of your travel documents once: passport, booking confirmations, travel and site plans. Save the documents on your smartphone and also send an email to yourself with the relevant attachments – this will make it easier for you if you should really lose something or if it is stolen from you.
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3. Pay the hotel bill on arrival
Whenever possible, pay for your accommodation directly on the day of arrival. In hotels where this is not possible, you pay your outstanding debts before the last night. On the morning of your departure you can either sleep longer, do an additional jogging lap or take more time with breakfast. Leave the keys, the magnetic card, the badge or just your smile when leaving the accommodation at the reception.
4. Don’t get lost
Many cities in a short space of time can become a major challenge. Google Maps helps with orientation. The city maps can be downloaded before the trip and are also available in offline mode.
5. Maintain a good work-life balance
Always choose a location near the hotel to the place of work and, if possible, set the travel time counter-cyclically to early in the morning or late in the evening. Process emails while waiting at the airport.