Business Travel

Top Tips for Business Travel

Does your job require a considerable amount of work away from the office and do you feel stressed at the thought of finding yet another apartment in another strange city? Travelling for work can be exhausting, daunting and a real hassle at times. At the City Apartments, we aim to provide a stress-free service for all our business travellers and have devised a list of top tips to help your trip run smoothly.

Get Fully Charged

Having mobile devices and tablets ready is essential if you’re travelling around a new city. Getting online can help you book a taxi with minimum fuss, find your hotel or apartment and even check in. Make sure you charge your device before you go and keep a mini charging pack or booster handy if you find your battery running low.

Travel Checks

It’s often the last thing you want to do on a Sunday night but making sure you’re properly packed and ready to go first thing on Monday morning can give you a stress-free start to the week. Make a check-list of everything you need from travel documents to technology devices, clothes, toiletries and paperwork for business.

Connect

Following your airline, airport or train company online through social media or email is an excellent way of receiving vital information like travel delays, cancellations or any extra security measures that may have been implemented.

Loyalty Pays

If your company permits it or you have your own business then travelling for work can really help accumulate loyalty points. We’re not just talking air miles – think coffee club points, supermarket rewards and perhaps cash back on credit card purchases.

Luggage Size

Every airline has their own luggage policies so it’s important to check before your flight exactly what you’re allowed to take on board. Invest in a robust cabin bag which matches the measurements permitted of any airline you frequently fly with; that way you won’t be charged extra for your luggage at the check-in desk.

Think Logically

To save time at your airport or train station, get clued up about how you get from A to B. Is there a large family trying to check-in ahead of you with numerous bags and kids in tow? Look to join another queue or even better, check-in online and omit the queue altogether!

Home from Home

The City Apartments offers a real home from home experience. Our apartments, guarantee a relaxed environment in a tranquil part of the city, allowing you to take it easy during your much-needed time off.

Rolling to Success

Folding clothes is a concept of the past as rolling has been crowned the king or queen of keeping creases away. Not only will your clothes be ready to put on straight away once you’ve unpacked, this method also saves space.

Transparency

All airlines now require liquids to be in 100ml or less volume bottles and placed in a transparent bag or carry case if you’re taking them in your hand luggage. Rather than rushing to pack what you need for every trip, keep a travel size bag to hand complete with miniatures of all your essentials.

Yes, it’s a business trip, but you don’t spend 24 hours a day at work when you’re back home, do you? Take along a good book or a tablet for keeping up with your favourite shows or check what’s on TV in your apartment. You could also take a look at our blog page and explore the local area including Kelvingrove Park and Museum.