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Five habits of successful regular travelers

In the post-pandemic world, business travel is experiencing a resurgence, with global spending on the industry projected to grow to nearly $1.8 trillion by 2027.


It’s driven by an increasing emphasis on in-person meetings for the most important discussions in a hybridized working culture.


If you find yourself in a position where you’re set to do a lot more travel in the coming years, it’s wise to adopt efficient travel habits that can significantly enhance the experience.


Get the most out of your journey with these useful practices.


Packing a suitcase

Packing with efficiency


Frequent business travelers understand the importance of packing light and smart. They typically use a packing checklist tailored to different trip lengths and destinations.


Investing in high-quality, durable luggage that fits carry-on requirements can save time and reduce the stress of lost baggage.


Packing cubes and compression bags are essential tools for maximizing space and keeping items organized.


It’s also wise to keep a toiletry bag ready to go and include versatile clothing that can be mixed and matched to suit various occasions.


Luxury hotel

Building loyalty with travel and accommodation


Frequent travelers know the value of loyalty programs and will seek to build relationships with airlines, airport lounges, hotels, and rental car companies that will pay off over repeated use.


Those who regularly do high-level business on location often consider memberships in private jet clubs that allow them to be on the move with the utmost convenience.


By consistently booking with the same companies, they accrue points and status that can lead to significant perks, like free upgrades to better facilities or priority at airport gates.


Even if there’s no formal loyalty program, you’ll become familiar with those operating services you frequently use; take advantage of that.


If you have a favorite room at a hotel, you’re more likely to be able to return to it again and again if you build up a rapport with those in charge.


It all adds up to improved comfort, cost savings, and convenience.


Dealing with jet lag


Crossing multiple time zones, and often only staying for short periods, makes jet lag a familiar hurdle for those on the road.


Seasoned travelers adjust their schedules before departure, gradually shifting sleep and meal times to align with their destination’s time zone.


Staying hydrated, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule can also alleviate the symptoms of jet lag.


Traveling solo

Networking


One of the reasons why business travel is popular is that it’s easier to make connections face-to-face, so embrace that.


As well as keeping up that travel to attend industry conferences and other relevant events, be ready to strike up a conversation with those you meet by chance along the way.


Being open to opportunities can lead to unexpected connections.


Prioritizing wellbeing


Maintaining physical and mental health while traveling is crucial. Regular travelers prioritize staying active by choosing hotels with fitness centers or exploring local walking routes.


Eating balanced meals and getting adequate rest are essential to staying energized and focused.


Mindfulness practices such as meditation or yoga can help reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing.


Additionally, incorporating downtime into the schedule allows for relaxation and recovery, which is vital for sustaining high performance during business trips.

 
Seasonsincolour

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors and lifestyle. She launched award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she focuses on mindfulness.


Read her ideas about filling your home with positivity here.

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