In theory, a solo business trip for a business woman shouldn’t be much different from that of their male counterparts, but in the real world, there are differences
In theory, a solo business trip for a business woman shouldn’t be much different from that of their male counterparts, but in the real world, there are differences. If you are new to travelling alone, then it is advised that you take note of the points discussed here and prepare accordingly.Check out these 7 safety tips to keep in mind while taking your first solo business trip.Click To Tweet
If you end up making your bags too heavy, you may have to rely on others to carry your bags around and that’s not desirable when you are in a new place and on business. Your luggage should be light enough for you to carry by yourself.
Hide some money and take a spare credit card with you, just in case your purse gets stolen. In fact, this is one of the most important tips on this list since being stranded in a strange place without any money is just about the worst thing that can happen to anybody.
Book your hotel and car service before you get to your destination. This eliminates waiting time, which is good for both your security and your work. If you would prefer to drive around yourself but you are not familiar with the city, make sure that the car you are hiring has a GPS system. Alternatively, you can opt for the GPS in your smartphone, but it may not be as reliable as a dedicated GPS system.
Choose a Reputable Hotel
It will cost you more and the bedding may not be as comfortable as yourat home, but it will still be more comfortable than a cheap hotel and, more importantly, the security will be much better. Besides, you will have room service!
Keep Your Travelling Details to Yourself
You may meet a friendly man or woman at the airport or the hotel lobby and it is okay to share a word or two with them. However, what is absolutely not alright is sharing your travelling details with anyone you don’t know. Do not reveal your solo travelling status, the name of the hotel where you are staying, and especially your room number.
Keep Your Phone Charged
Your phone is a most important and reliable friend when travelling abroad and alone. It should be kept on and charged during all hours of the day. Carrying a power bank may not be a bad idea, either. Even if you don’t face any emergencies, you are there on business after all and therefore you need to remain reachable at all times.
Keep the Drinks to a Minimum
Granted it is a trip, but it still isn’t a vacation. Keeping the drinks to a minimum will not only keep you sharp the next day during those business meetings, but it will also make sure that you don’t return to your hotel tipsy at night. As you are alone, you probably would do better without the assistance of a stranger to get you to your room.
These seven tips should help you complete your first solo business trip without any negative experiences.