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Extensive travel can lead to problems with alcohol, anxiety or depression.
With many functions to attend and restaurant options during business travel, I need to be wary of over-consuming. If I'm at a hotel for more than two nights, I ensure there is an in-room fridge or mini-kitchen so I don't have to rely on restaurant food and large portion sizes. This works well for me.
For our COO Erik Church, it's a five-hour flight. He lives in Toronto and works in Vancouver, putting 2,000 miles between home and the office. From his perspective, his flights offer him a rare luxury he'd never find at the office: 10 hours a week of focused work, free from interruption. He believes anyone can do the same.
The meeting has ended and it's time to relax a little. The last thing you want to do now is lose the admiration of colleagues with inappropriate behaviour. Some social downtime to experience new cultures is one of the things business travellers enjoy most -- but the wrong behaviour can make or break a deal.
Corporate security and travel professionals are expected to continuously learn, adapt to new technologies and find best practices that safeguard the security and privacy of employee travellers. Companies can follow five best practices to effectively keep monitor, assist and protect personnel and their data while travelling.
Travelling for business presents an opportunity to expand your network, discover new destinations and of course, escape the daily grind. It also means spending an extended amount of time with a colleague or boss. And while this is an ideal scenario to strengthen your working relationship, it also poses the risk of making an accidental business blunder.
For many of today's road warriors, that means going beyond the traditional executive crash-pad of the past. While business travel can be exciting and full of opportunities, it can also at times feel lonely. All the more reason to make sure your accommodation ticks all the right boxes.
While more and more leisure travellers are booking vacations with travel advisors, knowing this will save them time, effort and money; corporate travellers are also taking advantage of the expertise a travel advisor and travel management companies can provide.