Business travel is back on the rise, which means that whether you were a frequent flyer or just an occasional out-of-towner, you’re likely going to be hitting the road again. According to the U.S. Travel Association, companies are planning to spend more money on both domestic and international travel through 2025. This means roads, airplanes, and hotels are filling up.
Although meeting face-to-face is an important aspect of conducting business, business travel can add more stress to an already busy working life—or workday, for that matter. You have to manage transportation, navigate an unfamiliar city, and probably fit in other work deadlines along the way. All of those elements can zap the joy out of travel and even lower your productivity.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Bounce put together a list of ways to tackle some of the most stressful aspects of business travel. Test them out next time you’re on a work trip and see if they make the journey more enjoyable.
Keep in mind that as you travel, COVID-19-related restrictions may be in place. Whether you’re on an airplane, at a conference, or in a hotel lobby, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel guidelines, as well as those for your airline and destination, before you travel.