While travelling on business looks like fun from outside, ask anyone who travels constantly and he will tell you it is not as exciting as it looks. There are number of things that could go wrong including flight delays, troubling passengers, lost luggage and so on. You not only have to deal with these issues during travel but you also need to arrive at your destination ready to jump into business right away. Those who can deal with these issues effectively can get more accomplished during the travel and still get back in good shape.
It also helps to use your credit card during travels to help you to keep a close eye on your expenses and can also give you some extra rewards along the way. Here are some of the tips derived from talking to frequent travelers that can help you be more effective during business travel.
Delays are inevitable
If you frequently travel on business and take plenty of long-haul flights, you will no doubt already be aware that delays are almost inevitable from time to time.
There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours of your valuable time at an airport, while waiting for an update or your existing flight or waiting for a connecting flight to get the go ahead when the weather clears.
There is little you can do to stop the weather playing its part or from delays happening for any other reason, but you can try to make the most of the potentially wasted time, so that you can be as productive as possible, rather than just frustrated.
Consider using one of the many apps available to locate Wi-Fi or somewhere suitable where you can get connected. At least then you can get caught up on your emails and correspondence while waiting to get on the move again.
Tackling jet lag
Hitting different time zones can often throw your body clock out and the inevitable reaction is to experience jet lag.
Adjusting to a new time zone is something that many frequent travelers permanently struggle with, regardless of how many time that it happens to them.
If you want to try and combat the effects of jet lag so that you are bright and breezy and ready for that important meeting, despite the fact that it might be the middle of the night in your usual pattern, there are some ways to combat this issue.
There are some useful apps available that are designed to help you combat jet lag.
The secret behind these apps is that they use light data to manipulate your exposure in a way that helps you to adjust to the new time zone as quickly as possible. Anything that helps you to be at your best no matter what time of the day your body clock says it is, has to be worth looking at.
Time to think
If your head is full of thoughts about how to prepare for a meeting or you need to go through a few ideas in your head, it can be very frustrating to sit in a noisy cabin or airport and literally be unable to hear yourself think.
A good tip would be to get some noise-cancelling ear buds, which can cut out the vast majority of external noise, allowing you to sleep or think more effectively.
When you stop to think about it, there are plenty of options to help you contend with the stresses and strains of business travel, so work on combating those nightmare scenarios.