When you step into your first job, sooner or later, you will be making frequent travel especially if you are associated with the client side of business. Short but frequent business trips can get the better of you. For all the young professionals stepping into business roles that require frequent travel, here is some practical advice to follow:
When travelling for 2-3 days or even a week max, you can pack all your things in a small carry-on that saves you a lot of time waiting at baggage claim. However, if you are complaining that you can’t fit in all your things in a small bag, revise what you’re packing. A few shirts/ blouses and your toiletries should be the only things occupying your bag. Learn the tricks to fold your garments neatly into your bag to fit everything in.
Use Loyalty Programs
If you are travelling frequently, make use of the loyalty program as it can bring many benefits to you once you reach a certain status. It can mean getting upgrades at your hotels, access to the airline’s lounge or priority lines at security check and hotel among other things. All of this can save you precious time spent waiting.
Always Keep Copies
Mishaps don’t come announced, and losing your ID, credit cards and/or passport while travelling can put you in distress. Always make sure you have a backup of your itinerary, hotel reservations, boarding pass, and the likes to save you from trouble and further delay.
You can save it on your phone but don’t rely too much on your phone’s battery. Hardcopies may seem old fashioned but they are the safest way of keeping a backup. Also, make sure you have written down contact numbers of people you will be interacting with during the trip, in case your phone gives up on you and you’re left stranded.