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3 tips for your first business trip

12/11/2013

If you're new to business travel, the whole ordeal can seem overwhelming initially - from booking your first airport car rental to balancing your scheduled meetings. It takes a little time and experience to get into the groove of business travel, but if it's your first time going away for your job - whether you're flying domestic or international - follow these simple tips for a smooth trip:

Pack wisely
Keep your planned activities in mind when picking out your clothes for business travel. If your meetings are formal in nature, pack enough ties and suits to last the duration of the trip. Don't forget socks, underwear, toiletries and other small but necessary items as well as pajamas - you don't want to end up sleeping in your work attire!

Carry-on your bag
You can save yourself some hassle by keeping your luggage to a minimum and checking it in as a carry-on. Not only will you save money on additional fees, but you won't have to wait for your belongings to arrive at baggage claim.

Get out and play
Going out of town for work can be stressful, so it's important to take some time to have a little fun. During your days off, take a guided tour of your destination, catch a movie at the theater or simply drive your business car rental around town and take in the architecture and attractions throughout the city.

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