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How to make business travel less stressful (and more productive)

Insider Tips for Business Travel

 As with any area of specialization, there are business travelers who seem to know always what they are doing and those who seem to be in crisis constantly. A business traveler who has been at it for a while discovers some internal information that many travelers do not know. These little travel secrets make the world of difference when traveling. And you can bet that they won't share this information with anyone just because that's the kind of information that can change the nature of your business travel forever.

Your laptop is a crucial piece of equipment while traveling. In case of an emergency at the airport, the wireless laptop can be used to change bookings so you can avoid those long lines to reach the next flight. You can book a rented car or block one of the few remaining hotel rooms in the city directly from the comfort of a seat at the airport. Then a smart business traveler can casually stroll to categorize him or set her as others around them who are panicking because they know how to leverage technology and the internet to save themselves from a crisis situation.

But one aspect of using a laptop to save yourself when the airport is in lockdown is the limited power of laptops. Seeing your battery die only when you need it most is like watching your ship sink while sharks circle around a lifeboat. What many people don't know is that there are open electrical outlets at airports that are there for cleaning crews if you know where they are. These ports are usually under windows that overlook airstrips, so if you can secure a seat near these ports, you can charge your laptop and keep your lifeline to the world alive.

Business travelers also know how to take full advantage of the resources available exclusively to business travelers. Look for hotels that cater to the traveller entrepreneur. These hotels will not have amenities for families and do not try to bring buses of teenagers on their way to the camp. So you can find a hotel with far fewer young people who make noise and are a nuisance when you're trying to focus on business.

In addition to using companies that cater to business travelers, take advantage of frequent flyer clubs and the priority offered by many airlines and hotels. If you're going to travel a lot, you can get some credits on those clubs, which can result in upgrades to First Class, better accommodations, or free services when you stay at your chosen hotels. They win because they pick up your travel dollars. You win because you're pampered for a while.

You can get a lot of rest and reduce your hassle by using a less popular airport to come to the city. By using an airport in a smaller town near and renting a car, you can get out of the traffic jam and drive to your destination without being exposed to the masses that pay and pay to reach the main axes.

Additional copies of travel documents can speed things up a lot especially if you're leaving the country. Often when you pass through customs, you have to hand over your passport so that the customs agent can make a copy. So you can make a copy before getting there and give it to them. Through a quick scan, they can confirm that it is a legitimate copy and make you on your way faster.

Don't overlook how public transport can save you from handling too much traffic in big city parking lots. In Washington or New York, the subway works very well. If you can get out of the airport area via mass transit, you can find a car rental site in the city and conduct your business waiting less and without the traffic jams you might encounter at the airport. In addition to car rental sites at the airport are more expensive than those in the city.

These little tips can go a long way toward making your trip less hassle, less expensive, and more successful. By knowing how to get around large crowds and use the resources available to business travelers, your journey will be more efficient, more relaxed and more successful.