Almost everyone has a list of essentials they don’t want to travel without, but business trips are different and require different items. These trips are usually shorter and goal-oriented, with more focus on productivity. Therefore, whatever you pack should enhance your ability to attain your business travel goals. That said, forgetting some important things at home can affect your trip’s success While the nature of your business will determine what specific things to pack, here are some general items worth adding to your business trip’s list.
A plug converter
If you expect to be on your laptop often during the trip, then constant internet access is crucial. Unfortunately, sockets differ between locations and have different voltage specifications. The last thing you want is to be unable to plug your laptop or phone to work. So, carry a plug converter along – don’t decide to buy one at your destination, as you may be disappointed. This way, you can ensure that the voltage in an outlet matches your device.
A stress reliever
While stress may be a normal part of a trip, it can easily hinder your ability to be productive during a business trip. Therefore, add some stress-relieving products to your packing list. Of course, this will depend on what works best for you. For example, if vaping eases your stress, consider taking along disposable vapes in your preferred flavours. Other things that can help ease your stress include a travel-friendly fidget, a good travel pillow, lavender essential oils, and stress-relief gummies, to mention a few.
Whether working during a flight, at a bustling airport, in a restaurant, or in a noisy hotel, noise-reducing headphones can be a lifesaver. As the name suggests, they block out surrounding noise, helping create a focused and distraction-free environment. This way, concentrating on your work becomes easier. Headphones, in general, also offer better sound quality when enjoying some downtime with your preferred music or podcasts.
Portable Bluetooth devices
Carrying cumbersome gadgets can be frustrating and space-consuming. Consider portable Bluetooth alternatives instead. As mentioned previously, you should take the right pair of headphones along. But you can also opt for smaller, portable Bluetooth alternatives if you’re not too worried about surrounding noise. They make it easier to answer your phone and even listen to relaxing music without always pulling out your phone or device. Another device worth taking along is a foldable Bluetooth keyboard for your tablet if you don’t want to use a laptop.
Of course, sending e-cards and exchanging phone contacts is easier these days, but never underestimate the power of a well-designed old-school business card. People can easily forget a contact they saved on their phone, but your business card will act as an extension of you. It can be a memorable reminder of your professional presence, making it easier for a colleague, potential client, or possible business partner to contact you. Pack an ample supply of business cards in a dedicated cardholder for easy access.