Traveling for business purposes can be a curse and a blessing at the same time. On the one hand, you get to witness an interesting, new place on your employer’s dime. On the other hand, finding the right accommodation can be stressful. Fortunately, according to business expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article, business travelers can take certain steps to make their travels smoother than ever.
MAXIMIZING YOUR LOCAL SCENE
Brian Ferdinand, the managing partner of CorpHousing Group, emphasizes in the article that business travelers can never go wrong with corporate housing. One of the reasons why corporate housing is the best accommodation choice compared with extend-stay hotels and even Airbnb rentals is because corporate housing providers embrace their local scenes on a whole new level.
In light of pandemic concerns, people who are traveling for business will likely have more downtime at the end of their workdays than they did before COVID-19 struck. Thus, rather than meeting with large groups at local bars, travelers may go on solo walks or meet up with small groups of people on outside patios. Fortunately, corporate housing firms are well acquainted with their local areas and thus can help you to find that perfect place to take a relaxing walk without having to worry about crowds, or that little-known eatery with a welcoming outdoor patio.
If you prefer to stay indoors mostly, corporate housing has you covered in this area, too. That’s because corporate housing units are designed to be extremely spacious, thus offering you the ideal home away from home. You won’t have to worry about feeling cramped and claustrophobic day in and day out as you would in the hotel setting.
MAXIMIZING SPECIAL APPS
Another way in which business travelers can make their trips more enjoyable is to use mobile apps designed to add value to travelers’ journeys. For instance, consider downloading Headspace, which encourages meditation. This practice has been proven to decrease negative energy and thus can give you the “good vibes” you need when you’re stressing out you’re your travel plans. Millions of travelers have used this app to reduce their feelings of anxiety while on the road.
Also, consider downloading and using TripIt. This app builds an itinerary for you in the cloud so that you can effortlessly access your calendar from anywhere. You simply forward all of your important confirmation emails to your main email address and you’ll have your entire schedule at your fingertips. With the help of both corporate housing and the abovementioned apps, you can be well on your way to enjoying an unforgettable business trip time and time again.