By REFRESH CORPORATE
Business is booming and you’re travelling across the country to meet with prospective clients. This is all positive stuff, except for one thing, the travelling. However, with careful planning and preparation you can take the stress out of travelling and make the most of your business trip. Below you will find some priceless advice and tips that will prevent you from becoming stressed and instead you’ll be calm and collected ahead of your business meetings.
- Book accommodation – that is situated close to your meetings rather than the train station.
- Duplicate Important Documents – you can never have too many backups, so keep two hard copies in your luggage and suitcase, and then email your important documents to yourself.
- Get to Know Your Surrounding Area – you won’t be in meetings for the entirety of the day, but you might be tired and not in the mood for cooking, so have a look for places you can grab a quick bite in between meetings and restaurants for a delicious dinner in the evening.
- Contingency Plans – in case of any emergency it is best to have a contingency plan.
- Additional Travel – if London is your destination and you have meetings that are dotted around the capital, having an Oyster card and topping it up accordingly is a great money saver.
- Global Plug Adaptor – if you’re travelling abroad it is wise to have a couple of global plug adaptors. You don’t want your laptop to run out of battery to then discover you have the wrong kind of plug.
- Broadband – Wi-Fi access is common and can be found pretty much everywhere you go, but play it safe. Contact meeting rooms and your chosen accommodation to make sure they have Wi-Fi and bring a USB mobile broadband device just in case connection fails.
- Laptop – when travelling in between meetings a laptop can after time seem very heavy. Ensuring you have a light and fast laptop that you can whip out on the train, in a coffee shop and during the meetings will make travelling a lot easier.
- Wireless Phone – having a phone that allows you to immediately access emails and the internet can save you a lot of time and trouble. What if the client emailed you to cancel the meeting, but you couldn’t access your emails because you haven’t got a PDA phone?
- GPS – do you sometimes get lost in strange places? Then getting yourself a good GPS unit is a fantastic idea. Have a play with it before travelling so you get to know how it works, there’s nothing worse than having to get to grips with a new gadget while already lost.
Health, Germs and Sickness
- Vitamin C – this is a great supplement to have before and after travelling as this will help you keep your immune system up.
- Calms – if you’re not a good traveller and are often battling travel sickness have a stash of sickness tablets with you.
- Remote control – it’s known to be one of the dirtiest objects in your hotel room (worse than the toilet). A good hand sanitiser is a great way of fighting off those germs.
A Hotel or Serviced Apartment?
For the business traveller who will be spending a lot of time in England’s capital, choosing corporate apartments in London would be a better option as you’re not tied to one room. You have the added benefit of a fully equipped kitchen and therefore not having to eat out every night as well, which can be lighter on the company’s wallet. Serviced apartments can also be found with a number of bedrooms, perfect for those who aren’t travelling alone. This is also a great money saving technique as you will be paying out for the apartment and not per room like a hotel.
Refresh Corporate specialises in accommodating all corporate needs and offer clients quality apartments that are located across Central London and surrounding areas. You will also find corporate serviced apartments in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.