Written by Jody Trammel

Keep Business Travel Stress at Bay

Travel - BusinessTraveling for business can be stressful. In fact, a recent study found that business travelers can lose almost 7 hours per trip because of stress. So during this time, they’re not working or relaxing, just feeling anxious. Luckily, you don’t have to succumb to the stress of work-related travel. Learn how to bypass business travel stress with our tips below.

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Come prepared for work

Before you leave home, make sure your hotel offers Internet access. And if you’re spending a lot of time in a conference area, make sure you can easily get online there too. If Internet access may be an issue, be ready to use your company’s data plan or come with a portable router.

Having Internet access is just one part of staying productive during your trip. Make the most out of waiting time and in-flight hours to get work done too. This can be a great opportunity to catch up on emails or prepare for presentations.

Also, know how to expense anything you purchase while traveling. Understand your company’s reimbursement policy so you’re not caught off guard with out-of-pocket expenses. And keep all of your receipts well organized and in a safe place.

Travel smart

Since most business travelers have smartphones in hand, make the most of them. Travel apps like TripIt or iFly Pro can help take the stress out of traveling by alerting you of delays and giving you food options at airport terminals worldwide. Also, bring a backup battery or phone charger so you know you’re always connected.

And don’t forget to pack light. Not having to check bags can save time and hassle in the airport. Plus, you’ll never have to deal with lost luggage.

With these simple pointers, you can fly stress-free for your next business trip. And for a stress-free ride to or from the airport, just call Affinity!