Business trips can also be enjoyed if you understand the art of balancing business and leisure. Frequent business travelers often find business travel uncomfortable, even seasoned travelers know they can have a much better experience when they follow certain rules that make business travel easier, more comfortable, safer and more enjoyable.
Nowadays, business travelers can also enjoy ultra-luxurious hospitality services at airports, making the travel experience more comfortable and relaxing. To begin with, let’s understand small tricks that can help make a business trip smooth.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Vikas Sharma, CEO, Encalm Hospitality Pvt Ltd, suggested the following tips and tricks for a hassle-free business trip:
1. Light package
Business trips are mostly less than a week. So, always remember to pack luggage that you can fit in your hand luggage. This will save you all the time of getting your checked luggage on arrival. On any business trip, the following essentials should suffice for your purpose:
· Any relevant travel documents (boarding pass, passport, etc.)
· Credit cards (business and personal)
· Your phone and a charger
· A laptop or tablet, as well as an adapter if you are traveling internationally
· A limited wardrobe, which includes travel clothes, a pair of trainers and your business clothes
· Everything you need for your meeting or convention
2. Optimize your airport experience
Business travelers can enjoy a hassle-free airport experience with airport meet and greet services that take care of all airport formalities. With trained professionals greeting guests at the gate to take them through all the formalities until they board their flight, these services are there to serve travelers every step of the way. This airport pick-up service helps save a lot of time, which ultimately helps to maintain the tight schedules that these business trips demand of an individual.
3. Explore airport lounges
Make use of airport lounges as they can make business travel much more enjoyable as business travelers always need a quiet place at the airport to rest and relax or complete their work without interruption. Today, most airports have a dedicated lounge specifically designed for business travelers. The concept of the lounge is to provide comfort and well-being to travelers at airports, so they have selected services such as a spa area, a bathroom with a shower and sleeping beds, keeping in mind the overall well-being of the traveler in these lounges. You will never miss a meeting or miss out on a deal as the lounges also house a business centre. Finally, if you just want to relax during layovers, you can now also enjoy a bar and cigar lounge in the lounges.