Going on a business trip just has to be done sometimes, no matter how many times we try to avoid them!
Going on a business trip just has to be done sometimes, no matter how many times we try to avoid them! But getting all your things together for a trip can be time consuming, and there’s always something that manages to be left at home. If you’re in a rush and you haven’t got much time to prepare for a business trip then you can always refer back to our handy guide below, which should ensure that you’re not left frustrated by arriving at the hotel without your toothbrush!
The Essential Business Trip Travel Checklist
Contrary to popular belief, the most important thing to remember when packing for a business trip isn’t a second mobile phone or a tablet, it’s clothes! Turning up to that important meeting without a smart outfit and shoes isn’t an ideal ingredient for a good first impression. Bring a couple of tops that would suit a formal meeting, as well as a jacket or a blazer. Remember to bring bottoms that have a basic colour so that they go with everything. You should also bring a casual outfit too, so you can relax if you have a little downtime between business arrangements. Two pairs of shoes is the recommended amount to bring on a business trip. If you’re traveling overseas in Europe then
It goes without saying that looking clean and groomed plays a big role in having a successful business trip. Take shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a razor. You should try and bring the same hair products that you would use on a typical work day. When it comes to makeup the basics are more than enough for a short trip away. Remember, packing as light as you can will make transportation much more convenient.
Things for work
Unfortunately these small trips away might involve a fair bit of travel time, but at least it’s a good opportunity to prepare. A laptop that you can use for work is always beneficial. You’ll also be thankful for a laptop when you get to your accommodation and realise you don’t have to rely on an old desktop computer in the lobby to open your email attachments. Other important items that people may forget are business cards, but these are so useful that you should really be packing these in abundance. Networking is a key aspect to these trips and having some business cards that you can hand to people is one of the easiest ways to do so.
As long as you remember the items above then you should be all set up to have a successful and enjoyable business trip. You don’t have to pack in lots of items to get through your weekend, you just need to pack smart.