Business travel is different from other journeys as you’ll be busy with work most of the time. Sometimes, you may need to mix business with pleasure. Business travelers generally travel alone and hence prefer to travel light. Besides they are often too busy to wait at baggage claim.
When you pack for a business trip, try and carry everything you need in two bags. This will make your journey and tour much easier and trouble-free. There are certain tips to keep in mind when packing for a business trip.
Plan your trip
You may have a clear idea of the business you need to conduct on the trip, but other business needs to be considered as well. Find out about hotel reservations, ticket bookings, local customs, weather etc. If you want to do some sightseeing, plan this into your itinerary as well.
Pack formal clothes for business meetings but also carry one outfit for casual wear. It is better to take clothes that can be mixed and matched. For example, two shirts that can be worn with one pair of trousers; or a pair of pants appropriate for business meetings and that can be worn with a t-shirt for informal outings.
Toiletries should be packed in a zip-lock bag. Pack in a couple of extra bags for keeping soiled clothes.
On the plane
Carry a briefcase or a carry-on bag with you to hold all your important documents, papers, books etc. If you plan to work on the plane, carry your laptop along with an adapter or charger.
Also, remember to take your cell phone charger. Other things you might need on the plane like medicines, camera etc should be taken with you.
For the journey, you can wear a formal suit to save space in the bags. The clothes you wear should be anti-wrinkle and comfortable for a long journey.
Make your business trip successful in every way by ensuring an effortless journey.