Posted by: changholt | October 1, 2013

International Travel Tips

If International travel leads to success how can you plan it so its successful and enjoyable? Use the old boy scout motto, “be prepared”.

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Here are some basics:

1. Confirm travel plans and pack tickets or copies of e-tickets and a printout of applicable itineraries for business travel into a handbag or carry-on bag.

2. Create an international business travel checklist that includes a passport, driver’s license and possibly a visa. A passport is required for entrance into most countries and a visa might be required for some overseas business travel. My wife and I have been travelling so long that we created our own checklist so we would never forget anything.

3. Prescriptions and over the counter meds should be safely packed into your overnight bags. I’ve found Airborne or a Vitamin C -Immunity Relief provides business travelers with an immunity boost before boarding a plane. Yes, I really think it helps!

Now that you are prepared:

1. Plan to give a copy of an international business trip itinerary to associates, family members and close friends. Business travelers will be easier to track down with shared itineraries in case of emergency.

2. Copies of passports, insurance cards and other personal information should be provided to a family member (or a trusted friend) before embarking on an international business trip.

3. Leave credit cards that won’t be used in a foreign country at home in a safe place. Get rid of useless cards (library, local discount cards and local credit cards) when travelling internationally.

These are the basics, and the list could go on and on! Just remember, you can always buy toiletries and clothes abroad if you run into a problem. You can also Express Mail in key business supplies, such as projectors, samples, brochures and other presentation material so you don’t need to haul them with you.

If you have any great business travel adventures or “helpful travel tips” please email us at admin@holtandsons.com. We’d love to hear your stories!

 


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