Laptop Luggage – For the Business Traveler |

People need to carry laptops for business purposes while traveling. While traveling with a laptop things such as, mode of travel, distance of trip, and length of trip needs to be on your mind.

The type of transportation you are going to be taking may determine what type of laptop luggage you use. If you are traveling by car whether your own or a rental, you may want to use a type of light laptop luggage bag with minimal padding. You may even want to use one of your normal bags to put your laptop in due to the small amount of shifting the laptop will be doing while traveling. If your trip is going to be for more than a week with multiple stays in hotels you should invest in a light computer bag. It is simple; the longer the trip the more chances of something happening to your laptop. If your laptop is going to be used for a business meeting you need to purchase some type of laptop luggage that looks professional. You do not want to be showing up for a business meeting with your New York Yankees laptop bag. A descent leather laptop carrier with a shoulder strap can be very affordable. Also, if you need a laptop for business purposes you need to make sure there are compartments for your notepads, thumb drive, pens and whatever else you may need for your business meetings.

If you are going to be traveling by air there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If you are packing heavily for a long trip you may want to purchase a larger piece of luggage with padding and pockets to accommodate your laptop. In a hectic airport many times the laptop may fall on the ground or get bumped, the padded pockets will protect it. For someone who does a lot of traveling by plane they may want to invest in some sort of laptop luggage that has wheels on the bottom. For the person who travels by plane you also need to determine whether or not the laptop is going to be part of your carry on or not. If you are going to be taking the laptop as carry on then you need to keep in mind the size of carry on luggage that is allowed as well as having to take this computer through security, which may delay things for you. There are laptop bags that can be purchased that are checkpoint friendly. For the laptop traveler, keep these things in mind when preparing for a trip

International Business Travel – How To Reduce The Stress |

International business travel is an activity that is becoming more and more complex on a daily basis. You must be well prepared before you start your journey and be prepared for all eventualities.

Getting Ready for your International Business Travel

Unlike domestic travel, international travel is now full of regulations that must be understood in advance if you are to travel safely and trouble-free to you and from your destination.

You must prepare well for your journey, and pay special attention to:

o Your passport.

Do not travel with a passport that has an expiry date less than six months in the future. If you passport will be within that period, renew the passport before you travel.

Many countries will not even give you a visa if the passport has a short expiry time. You may need a visa while on your journey, so make sure about your passports validity.

o You’re Health.

If you are on any medication, and will be taking those medications with you, have the doctor’s prescriptions for them with you. If the medication is over-the-counter, have the box or original packaging for the medications with you as well. You may be challenged over these at any time and in any location.

o Local Weather.

There is no reason to take too many clothes with you. Do your research as to the destinations historical climate for the time of year you are visiting.

o Permitted Modes and Form of Dress.

Different countries have different customs. You can easily investigate these on the internet, and make sure whatever clothing you take with you and wear, is acceptable in your destination country

The Foreign Airport

An international business traveler will over a period of time, know a great deal about the world’s airports. Navigating these world airports can be easy if you plan ahead and know about what to expect.

o The visa.

If you are traveling to a country where you need (and received a visa), and there was an invitation involved with it, take the invitation with you. Make sure the information on the visa is perfectly correct, and verify it from the consulate offices who give you the visa.

o Airport Layout.

Get a copy from the internet or airlines about your destination airport, especially if there are more than one terminal. Know where you are going and how to get there in advance. Be prepared.

o Business Lounges.

If you are making an international business trip, you may be flying business class, and thus be eligible for the business class lounge supplied by your airline.

If you are not, or there is not, you may wish to sign up for one of the business class lounge entry services, and make your stay (sometimes many hours) in the foreign airport less tedious.

o Duty Free.

The items may be duty free, but the prices can still be much higher than you local marketplace.

Do some shopping around (possible on the internet), and also check your local regulation about how much you are allowed to bring home (or to your destination if you are bringing gifts to locals) duty free.

The best bet may be to buy things locally or to modify what (and where) you bring.

Good Manners and Silence is Golden

While making an international business trip, one is advised to conduct oneself in the best manners possible. Also, it is a very good idea to speak to as few people as possible (especially if you destination is the United States), and none except employees of the airlines, airport stores or employees.