Are you feeling a bit rusty about business travel after almost two years of travel mostly on hold? Maybe you’re just wanting to get back to business travel and to have things set up properly so that you can have things go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips for how to streamline business travel abroad, hopefully, they help you as much as they’ve helped me:
1. Use Technology
We’re lucky to be alive in a period with so much technology, there are so many apps and software that can help ensure things work effortlessly for you no matter where in the world you are. Equus Software allows you to manage your remote workforce from any location and any time zone. The app even can manage travel approvals, keys an eye on tax obligations and thresholds, as well as allowing employees to easily create travel requests via the app. Travel can be automatically approved, based on business rules. It makes business travel so much easier and is a breath of fresh air if you’re dealing with multiple employees travelling.
2. Consider Global Entry
If your business is based in the USA, then Global entry can make travel so much easier and more comfortable as you’ll be able to move more quickly through the airport. The truth is, dealing with customs on a regular basis can be really exhausting, so Global Entry can help make a world of difference. With Global Entry, pre-approved low-risk travellers receive fast-track clearance through immigration, considerably cutting down the time taken to pass through security. This means you’ll have extra time to work from the business lounge before your flight.
3. Use Packing Cubes
I spent a few years on the road and one of the best hacks I discovered was packing cubes. Not only does it allow you to fit more into your suitcase, so you can use a smaller suitcase and maybe even carry on, which saves a lot of hassle in itself. But packing cubes also have the added benefit of keeping clothes separate, allowing you to better keep your clean and dirty clothes separated. I also find rolling my clothes and putting them into packing cubes helps ensure that they have fewer wrinkles and are easier to steam to have them looking great when I arrive.
4. Travel With a Steamer
I’ve never enjoyed ironing, it feels like a lot of work to get things looking nicely pressed. For that reason, I choose to travel with a small travel steamer. All you need is a coat hanger to hang the outfit, and you can easily steam it quickly. It really can help your outfit look a lot more polished, and you can use it to quickly take out any large wrinkles. No matter whether I’m traveling for business or pleasure, my travel-sized steamer is one of the first things I pack.
Business travel can be an important part of business growth, and hopefully, with these tips, it can be easier and more comfortable than ever to travel.