Ultimate Guide for the Business Traveller
Are you planning on travelling to Canberra for business? Travelling for work can be an exciting experience, but it can also be daunting for first time corporate travellers. To make things a little easier we have put together an Ultimate Guide for the Business Traveller, which has tips and inside knowledge to make the most out of your Corporate Canberra trip. Deco Hotel provides the perfect corporate accommodation in the heart of Canberra, that is close to all the amenities you would need to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
What to Expect
When you’re planning your business trip, it’s wise to keep in mind that things will likely go differently than they do when you’re travelling on vacation. For one, business trips are, most of the time, shorter than vacations. They usually last only a few days, this means you will need to pack even more efficiently than you normally would.
If you can, try travelling light and decrease the amount of work attire you bring, even if it means mixing and matching suits and jackets.
Travelling for business can involve many more hours sitting down. When on vacation you’re normally able to get up and walk around, which means that your body will get more of a workout. This is not the same for business trips. You may be sitting in a car, on an airplane, or in a meeting for most of the day. Make the most out of your stay at Deco Hotel by hitting up their modern 24 hour gym so you don’t have to sacrifice your health and fitness goals.
Before Your Trip
Before you depart on your business trip, along with planning your wardrobe there are several things you’ll need to do.
First, make sure that you have all relevant documentation. You’ll need your ID, Passport (if relevant) along with any work documents that will be needed for the trip.
You will also need to make sure that your luggage is in good shape, and can fit everything you need to bring with you. Research the area in Canberra you’ll be travelling to, and choose clothing that is appropriate to the climate. Look into purchasing things like a small travel first aid kit as you never know if you may need it. Business guests at Deco Hotel can even store luggage with us if they will be traveling regularly. It could be as simple as toiletries, sleepwear or business attire! You can even leave kitchen dry goods if you are staying in an apartment. Contact our team at Deco Hotel to find out more.
On Your Trip
If you’re going to be travelling to Canberra by car, then you won’t have to worry about this part too much! If you’re travelling by plane, there are several things you’ll need to keep in mind.
First, be sure that you’ve followed all guidelines for what you’re allowed to bring on the flight. Have your ID and boarding pass ready and easily accessible, just in case you need them during check-in or to show security. It is also a good idea to bring something to entertain yourself. You could always read a book or magazine, but you may also want to bring some games on your tablet or phone.
Lastly, bring some snacks and water. Even if your flight is only an hour long, you may want to have something on hand just in case your flight is delayed.
Once You Arrive
Once you’ve made it through the airport, you’ll need to get from the airport to your hotel. Public transportation can be a great way to save money, but it could also take a while to get where you’re going. If you don’t have cab charges or a car service, it may be wise to hire one for the duration of your trip. Deco Hotel offers secure underground parking for your convenience.
Once you have checked into your hotel, make sure you get some rest. You will want to be as well-rested as possible for the next day of business activities.
The key to successful business travel is to be prepared for anything and everything that might happen on your trip, which means you will want to do plenty of research beforehand. You’ll also need to make sure you are as comfortable as possible, wearing clothing that fits the weather and packing snacks for your trip are things that will help with this. When you arrive, familiarise yourself with the area and get some rest.