Predictions for Business Travel in 2022
Companies are looking forward to the future of travel in the next year. The pandemic has caused travel to permanently change, and when you travel to your next business event, you will notice these changes in both your domestic travel and international travel.
International business travel is expected to increase by as much as 34 percent in 2022, most likely to make up for some of the losses due to the pandemic.
Seasoned travelers are looking to take that long-coveted bucket list trip that they have been putting off.
Business travel can be a great perk that can lead to many wonderful travel experiences. However, traveling today comes with many safety risks that must be handled. All travelers wish to stay safe while they journey to their destination. We have gotten a list of essential travel tips that will keep you safe on your next corporate trip.
Do Research On Your Destination
No matter where you go, you should do thorough research on your corporate travel destinations. For your safety, you should know what to expect at your business travel destination. Take a look at a map of the area surrounding your hotel. Download the directions to any meeting you may have from your hotel to help you get your bearings.
Besides geography, you should also take a little time and research the culture of your corporate travel destination. It is good advice for any international traveler, especially a corporate traveler, to respect the local people and their customs.
Know Your Support Team
Make sure you have all important phone numbers for your support team. This includes your immediate supervisor, team manager, corporate travel planner, and the corporate travel management company. You want to have quick and easy access to these people if any travel issues arise. Also, at least one of the above people should have a copy of your travel itinerary on them, provided before you travel.
Photocopy Important Documents
It is essential to have backup hard copies of your required travel documents. This includes your passport, driver’s license, visas, vaccination records, and any corporate travel credit cards. You should make several copies of the above items and keep copies in your carry-on, and give other sets to family members and at least one member of your team. You will need these hard copies in case any of the original documents are lost during travel.
Have a Plan For Emergencies
Medical emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. For your own peace of mind while on a corporate trip, you should be aware of medical facilities in your area. You can ask your hotel concierge for a list of nearby hospitals or clinics, and you can check the proximity from your hotel and plan the route.
Be Cautious During Your Trip
It is always wise to exercise common sense and be cautious during business travel. Unexpected events can happen at any time, so it is best to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Whenever venturing out, keep your phone with you at all times and make sure it is fully charged. Also while out, stay in populated places, and be mindful of your valuables and other personal belongings. You can also limit your travel at night, and stay in well-lit areas.
Business travel can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Follow these safety travel tips and look forward to the future of corporate travel.
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