While travelling for work can sound fun to begin with, after years of waiting in airports and running to catch flights, it can feel more like a burden than something to be enjoyed. If you want to inject the fun back into your business travel, follow these important tips from Living Safer:
1. Do your research before you get there – When you end up asking the person at the concierge desk about the best places for lunch or great night spots when you’ve got a few spare hours, they are likely to direct you to the biggest tourist areas. If you really want to immerse yourself in the city you’re visiting, do some research beforehand so that when you do have some free time you know exactly where you want to go and how to get there from your hotel.
2. Extend your stay – If you are travelling to a place you’ve always wanted to go, consider extending your stay for a few days. Speak to your boss to see if this can be arranged or even take a few days of annual leave to make it a mini holiday.
3. Ask for tips and advice – Contact friends and family who have been to the place you are travelling to. Ask them for their personal advice on the best places to go. You could also put the call out on Facebook and Twitter to ask for suggested places to eat and attractions to see as well.
Next time you are travelling for business, plan ahead to ensure you are able to enjoy your trip and get the most out of it.