BRIAN FERDINAND: HOW TO COVER YOUR BASES WHEN YOU TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS NEXT TIME

Traveling for business purposes comes with both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, you have the opportunity to experience a completely new city, and if you’re an employee, your company is covering your travel costs. On the other hand, it isn’t possible to bring all of your favorite comforts of home with you. Nonetheless, with some planning, you can indeed feel confident that you’ve covered your bases when you travel in the future, according to business and travel expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article. Here are a couple of things you should do prior to your next business trip.

PICK A CORPORATE HOUSING UNIT

One of the best ways to ensure that you have a truly fulfilling business trip is to choose corporate housing over hotels for your lodging. Brian Ferdinand is the managing partner at SoBeNY and its parent company, CorpHousing Group—a leading provider of corporate housing units. He shares in the recent article that corporate housing units are a perfect option for individuals who need places to stay for a few weeks at a time. That’s because these units come with plenty of space to accommodate them and their belongings without making them feel cramped. These luxury apartment rentals also feature full-size kitchens and other amenities designed to enhance their temporary living spaces.

Still, Ferdinand highlights in the article that business travelers may still want to ship some of their favorite snacks or amenities from home before they arrive at their booked corporate housing units. Small pleasures such as their favorite coffees or teas may make their lengthy trips feel much more comforting.

In addition, it would behoove business travelers to book units located close to city centers. The benefit of this setup is that you can enjoy a restful and welcoming accommodation while still having convenient access to cultural events and food delivery right at your fingertips.

EXTRA TIPS FOR TRAVELING FOR WORK

Before you embark on your next work trip, be sure to also bring with you a mobile hotspot if you can fit it in your carry-on or luggage. Many smartphones can certainly handle this today. However, if you’re light on your smartphone data, or if you don’t have a compliant device, consider brining your own standalone hotspot. You might also want to bring with you a backup charger for your laptop battery. These additional devices, coupled with the comforts of a corporate housing unit, can make a major difference in how content and productive you are during your business trip.