Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Technology Travel tips For Business Travelers

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | |

Business travel can best be described as “unpredictable”. This is because at times you can head out on a business trip and then encounter lots of problems whereas sometimes you might be very lucky and business trip might be free of common travel inconveniences. Many at times, business travelers are usually subject to countless problems [inconveniences] e.g. loss of electronic work equipments, power/battery related issues as well as internet connectivity failure etc. Thanks to technology there is some good news especially for frequent travelers, this is the fact that: amidst all of this you are still guaranteed a chance to still enjoy your business travel without necessarily having to worry about experiencing any inconveniences within your trip. 

A. Top business travel apps you need to take advantage of 

One way of making sure that your business trip is trouble free is by taking advantage of business travel apps. Examples of such include: 

The seat guru

This is a free business travel application [available for the iPhone and android] that provides detailed flight information and goes ahead to help you zero in on the best seats available on your next flight. Using this app serves as a guarantee for easy and unlimited access to key electrical points and other on-board business luxuries.

Wi-Fi Finder

This app is designed to help you track Wi-Fi hotspots and establish internet connection and stay connected especially when in a foreign city.


This app is designed to help you keep track of all of your expenses from a single point. All it requires is that you sync it to your credit cards.

Best Parking

This app functions like a search engine. It carries out a search of all the cheapest available packing spaces pointing you to the most convenient. 

B. Technology travel tips for business travelers 

Make advance arrangements for voice and internet access 

When heading out on a business trip, internet connection can either be great or terrible. Connectivity in most cases will depend on where you are headed to. This being the case, to avoid any inconveniences e.g. having to pay $30 for internet in your hotel, make advance arrangements for internet connectivity. The best thing to do is to take find out more about the local carriers of your destination of choice and then advantage of international data plans for your mobile device. 

Always carry a working USB cable for emergency charging 

At the moment almost all mobile technological devices including those meant for business purposes have a USB port which doubles up as a charging point. Take advantage of the USB port of your mobile business technological devices for charging instead of carrying along with you a spaghetti of charging cables.

Always make sure you carry with you fully charged Extra Batteries

Extra batteries are very important and they usually come in handy when the departure times have been changed and you remain stuck in the airport stranded with no access to any charging points yet your deadline say for submitting some project details or other work related files is drawing near. Extra batteries also come in handy with cell phones sine they serve as a guarantee to maintain communication updating your work colleagues of the progress you are making on your trip.

Save important business files online

Take advantage of the numerous web based services to store and retrieve important business related documents, files, pictures or even videos etc. 

Use rugged electronics for your travel 

As a frequent business traveler, shop mostly for rugged electronics which are designed to endure great hits for insane when dropped mistakenly or come in contact with water all of which are very common with business travelers while known to work while travelling. 

Back up important files in multiple locations 

This is an alternative to saving files online. It also serves as a guarantee to protect your digital life since even after your hard disk crashes you will have an easy time retrieving important documents.

Always carry with you appropriate electrical plug adapters 

Make sure you carry the right electrical adapter for your mobile technological device when heading out for a business trip. 

Bottom line - Take time to prepare/plan your business trip appropriately. This way you will not have to worry about having to deal with countless inconveniences while away on business.

Author's Bio: Natalia Dwain is a blogger and content writer from London, UK. She loves reading and writing about Technology recent updates. As if now she is doing a research works on Flight Information.
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