Like it or loathe it, many of us travel an incredible amount for work. Whether you are commuting a few hundred miles each day or travel abroad, it can take its toll. And not just on your health – your wallet can take a lot of pain, too. With this in mind, we thought we would go through some ways to help you get through business travel and stay healthy – in the body, mind and bank account.
Being stuck in a highly pressurized environment isn’t good for the body. And if you are going straight to an air-conditioned office, you can guarantee illness won’t be too far away. It’s also worth pointing out that if you feel ill anywhere in the world, don’t be afraid to see a doctor or go to a hospital. Leaving it another 24 hours until you get home won’t be beneficial for you!
It’s important to keep abreast of international news when traveling abroad. And, to be fair, after the disquiet we have seen on these shores recently, it’s best to keep an eye on things at home, too. You should also investigate any area that you are staying in – not just the country overall. Everywhere has it’s dodgy parts, and walking into them blind will lead to potential danger.
Collect Air Miles
Try and collect as many air miles as you potentially can when traveling by plane. If you run your own business, you can use these for reducing your costs. If you are an employee, see it as a huge reduction on your vacation down payments. And, while we are on an air travel theme, leave your wallet in your bag when you are taking in the business lounge. It can get mightily expensive in there, and a few glasses of alcohol can lead to dehydration and a serious headache after your flight.
Use The Same Hotel Chains
If you are traveling from hotel to hotel, then think about using the same chain. Regular guests can get discounts or benefits, such as hotel points. If you travel enough, you will soon find yourself saving a lot of money. You will also get to know the staff at different hotels. Be friendly, strike up a relationship, and you will be given priority for many different things.
Be Clever About Accommodation
It could be worth investigating short-term corporate rentals, especially if you are traveling to the same areas of the country regularly. For one, it will give you a lot more comfort, which will help you calm down and reduce your stress levels after a hard day’s travel or work. It will also give you more of a community feel than staying in a hotel. At Ultris Island Park, for example, there are families, corporate renters, and military personnel. Life on the road can be lonely, and having friendly faces around can lift the spirits.
We hope this little guide will give you some ideas of how to stay healthier and happier while traveling on business. If you have any tips you want to share, we would love to hear them!