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Travel And Business – Staying Safe On The Corporate Road.

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.comFor some people, it is the best part of their job. For others, it can be very inconvenient, and they hate spending a few days apart from their family. However, there are some jobs in which business trips are necessary and completely unavoidable.

Most people don’t enjoy traveling for business as it means working on the road, squeezing in meetings, and not getting a whole load of sleep or time to yourself. As most people just want to get there and get back, they can often find that they forget to take some important steps that can help keep them safe when on the road. Here are some great tips that can help you stay safe and secure when you are out on the corporate road.

Take Regular Driving Breaks

If you are traveling around the country to various meetings, you might simply do so in your own car. This can save on the expenses that come with trains, buses, and planes. However, it often means long road trips. It is absolutely imperative that you give yourself plenty of time for the journey so that you can take a break whenever possible. If you don’t, you will end up very tired, which can increase your risk of getting in a car or truck accident. When you do take a break, be sure to have something to drink and splash some water on your face. This will help wake yourself up. You’ll also find that driving with the window down can also help stop you feeling sleepy.

Pick Up Your Hotel’s Business Card

Once you check in to your hotel, you should pick up a business card and put it in your wallet. You will then always have your hotel’s contact details on you. So, if you ever get lost in your destination, you can just pull out the business card for your hotel’s phone number. It is also worth seeing if there are any business cards for taxi companies in your hotel lobby. That way, you don’t have to ask around for the number of a local cab firm!

Be Wary of Public WiFi

When you are traveling away from the office, you will probably have to carry out bits of work in public places, such as cafes and diners. Thankfully, most of these kinds of places have free public WiFi these days. However, you should be very careful about the Internet you log onto. If an Internet connection isn’t password protected, then hackers could steal the information and date of anyone else connected to the WiFi. So, be sure to only connect to secure password-protected Internet.

Don’t Forget Insurance

If your business trip is taking you overseas, don’t forget to take out a travel insurance policy. This will cover you for any delayed flights, lost luggage, and illness or accidents. If you don’t take out any insurance and something happens to you on your trip, you will have to pay for things out of your own pocket.

Stay safe and enjoy your trip!

Staff Writer; Kelvin Ford

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