16


tips for SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL
business travelers

because you DESERVE A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY, TOO!
BY ALEYDA SOLIS ...
ALTHOUGH i haven’t travelled 

for YEARS through middle earth

(and it’s unlikely that you will)
I’ve VISITED 9 COUNTRIES ONLY IN the last year
MAINLY FOR BUSINESS RELATED PURPOSES

(SPEAKING at conferences ABOUT SEO)
Here ARE16 tips fOR A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS TRAVEL
(based on my experience)

I’M AFRAID TO GET LOST… 

what can i do?
1

SAVE TIME BY USING YOUR airline mobile app to
check-in and GET a mobile boarding pass

OH! I FORGOT TO CHECK-IN ONLINE
1

SAVE TIME BY USING YOUR airline mobile app to
check-in and GET a mobile boarding pass

OH! I FORGOT TO CHECK-IN ONLINE
...
2

CHECK IF YOU’LL NEED AN INTERNATIONAL
POWER ADAPTER AT YOUR DESTINATION

WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING AN
ADAPTER?
2

CHECK IF YOU’LL NEED AN INTERNATIONAL
POWER ADAPTER AT YOUR DESTINATION

1
WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING AN
ADAPTER?
VERIFY...
3

install ON YOUR MOBILE YOUR DESTINATION
MAPS, LOCAL guides AND TRANSPORTATION apps

OMG! WHERE DO I GO NOW?
3

install ON YOUR MOBILE YOUR DESTINATION
MAPS, LOCAL guides AND TRANSPORTATION apps

OMG! WHERE’S GOOGLE MAP WHEN I NEED...
4

BRING ALL CRITICAL BELONGINGS in your hand
LUGGAGE AND digitize IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

I HAVEN’T FOUND OUR CHECKED LUGGAG...
4

BRING ALL CRITICAL BELONGINGS in your hand
LUGGAGE AND digitize IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

WHAT?
I DON’T LEAVE anything YOU C...
5

TRAVEL WITH LIGHT, SMALL DEVICES AND
GADGETS that are easy to carry

MY BACK IS KILLING ME! I SHOULD
HAVE BROUGHT A SWO...
5

TRAVEL WITH LIGHT, SMALL DEVICES AND
GADGETS that are easy to carry

MY BACK IS KILLING ME! I SHOULD
HAVE BROUGHT A SWO...
6

BRING EXTRA POWER CHARGERS FOR
YOUR DEVICES AND GADGETS

grrr.. the battery is not charged!
6

BRING EXTRA POWER CHARGERS FOR
YOUR DEVICES AND GADGETS

BUY A CHARGERgrrr.. the batteryYOUR MOBILE AND additional EXTE...
7

HIRE A VPN SERVICE TO SECURE YOUR INTERNET
CONNECTION AND AVOID LOCAL RESTRICTIONS

WE ARE WATCHING YOU!
7

HIRE A VPN SERVICE TO SECURE YOUR INTERNET
CONNECTION AND AVOID LOCAL RESTRICTIONS

use vpn services, like hide my ass ...
8

get INFORMed ABOUT MOBILE ROAMING prices 

AND CONSIDER BUYING a LOCAL PRE-PAID SIM CARD

oh no! MY MOBILE bill has jus...
8

get INFORMed ABOUT MOBILE ROAMING prices 

AND CONSIDER BUYING a LOCAL PRE-PAID SIM CARD

oh no!MOBILE PROVIDER ROAMING...
9

ALWAYS BRING WITH YOU A DEODORANT, HAND
SANITiZER, PORTABLE TOOTHBRUSH & tissues

DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?
9

ALWAYS BRING WITH YOU A DEODORANT, HAND
SANITiZER, PORTABLE TOOTHBRUSH & tissues

BESIDES PERSONAL CARE AND FIRSTYOUR H...
10

register with YOUR AIRLINE FREQUENT FLYER
PROGRAM and use IT as much as possible

I WANT PRIORITY BOARDING NOW!
10

register with YOUR AIRLINE FREQUENT FLYER
PROGRAM and use IT as much as possible

MAKE THE MOSTIOUT OF YOUR CURRENT FR...
11

VERIFY TIME and weather DIFFERENCES
WITH YOUR DESTINATION AND GET PREPARED

A wizard is never late, nor is he early, h...
11

VERIFY TIME and weather DIFFERENCES
WITH YOUR DESTINATION AND GET PREPARED

A wizard is never late, nor is he early, h...
12

SEE WITH YOUR BANK IF YOUR CARDS WILL WORK
WELL AND ABOUT EXTRA CHARGES abroad

wait… how come my credit card
doesn’t ...
12

SEE WITH YOUR BANK IF YOUR CARDS WILL WORK
WELL AND ABOUT EXTRA CHARGES abroad

wait.. how come my credit card
INFORM ...
13

CHECK CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES & SEE IF IT’S
BETTER TO CHANGE AT HOME OR THE DESTINATION

i’m sure that the exchange ra...
13

CHECK CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES & SEE IF IT’S
BETTER TO CHANGE AT HOME OR THE DESTINATION

i’m sure that the exchange ra...
14

USE A TRACKING SOFTWARE TO LOCATE YOUR
DEVICES IN CASE THEY’RE LOST OR STOLEN
YESSSSSSSSS
I’VE FOUND MY PRECIOUS!
14

USE A TRACKING SOFTWARE TO LOCATE YOUR
DEVICES IN CASE THEY’RE LOST OR STOLEN
YESSSSSSSSS
I’VE FOUND MY PRECIOUS!

INS...
15

HIRE A BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERING
FROM LOST BAGGAGE TO HEALTH ASSISTANCE

I THINK I MIGHT NEED TO GO TO THE HO...
15

HIRE A BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERING
FROM LOST BAGGAGE TO HEALTH ASSISTANCE

I THINK I MIGHT NEED TO GO TO THE HO...
16

carry your local contact information,
embassy and emergency phones with you

can i give your phone IN CASE OF EMERGENC...
16

carry your local contact information,
embassy and emergency phones with you

SEARCH for your country embassy address a...
NOW YOU’RE READY FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY

not so fast! 

have you checked if you need a visa to visit
your country of des...
it’s time to catch your next flight

fly, you fools!
let’s go!
did YOU LIKE IT? 

CHECK-out THE PRINTED CHECKLIST
http://bit.ly/intltravelerstips

ALEYDA SOLIS / @aleyda / ALE...
images under creative commons
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cryptonaut/5377413215/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/groume/4123...
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16 Tips For International Business Travelers

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After having visited 9 countries only in the last year, mainly for business reasons (to speak at online marketing conferences about SEO), I’ve learned a few things that have helped me to be better prepared in a new foreign city and have a much better travel experience. Here are 16 tips for a Successful International Business Travel Experience.

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16 Tips For International Business Travelers

  1. 1. 16
 tips for SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL business travelers because you DESERVE A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY, TOO! BY ALEYDA SOLIS / @aleyda / ALEYDASOLIS.COM
  2. 2. ALTHOUGH i haven’t travelled 
 for YEARS through middle earth
 (and it’s unlikely that you will)
  3. 3. I’ve VISITED 9 COUNTRIES ONLY IN the last year
  4. 4. MAINLY FOR BUSINESS RELATED PURPOSES
 (SPEAKING at conferences ABOUT SEO)
  5. 5. Here ARE16 tips fOR A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS TRAVEL (based on my experience) I’M AFRAID TO GET LOST… 
 what can i do?
  6. 6. 1 SAVE TIME BY USING YOUR airline mobile app to check-in and GET a mobile boarding pass OH! I FORGOT TO CHECK-IN ONLINE
  7. 7. 1 SAVE TIME BY USING YOUR airline mobile app to check-in and GET a mobile boarding pass OH! I FORGOT TO CHECK-IN ONLINE AVOID AIRPORT LINES BY MONITORING, CHECKING-IN AND GENERATING A BOARDING PASS TO YOUR FLIGHT WITH YOUR AIRLINE MOBILE APP.
  8. 8. 2 CHECK IF YOU’LL NEED AN INTERNATIONAL POWER ADAPTER AT YOUR DESTINATION WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING AN ADAPTER?
  9. 9. 2 CHECK IF YOU’LL NEED AN INTERNATIONAL POWER ADAPTER AT YOUR DESTINATION 1 WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING AN ADAPTER? VERIFY THIS IN http://kropla.com/electric2.htm and make sure to buy one before you depart.
  10. 10. 3 install ON YOUR MOBILE YOUR DESTINATION MAPS, LOCAL guides AND TRANSPORTATION apps OMG! WHERE DO I GO NOW?
  11. 11. 3 install ON YOUR MOBILE YOUR DESTINATION MAPS, LOCAL guides AND TRANSPORTATION apps OMG! WHERE’S GOOGLE MAP WHEN I NEED IT? USE TRIPADVISOR, FOURSQUARE, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION MAPS, UBER & HAILO. CONFIGURE THE APPS 
 WITH THE ADDRESSES WHERE YOU’LL BE STAYING & VISITING TO GET RELEVANT SERVICES & INFORMATION.
  12. 12. 4 BRING ALL CRITICAL BELONGINGS in your hand LUGGAGE AND digitize IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS I HAVEN’T FOUND OUR CHECKED LUGGAGE! WHAT?
  13. 13. 4 BRING ALL CRITICAL BELONGINGS in your hand LUGGAGE AND digitize IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS WHAT? I DON’T LEAVE anything YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE OR is difficult TO REPLACE IN your CHECKED HAVEN’T FOUND OUR CHECKED LUGGAGE! BAGGAGE. create digital copies of important documents & save them in a secure web storage.
  14. 14. 5 TRAVEL WITH LIGHT, SMALL DEVICES AND GADGETS that are easy to carry MY BACK IS KILLING ME! I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT A SWORD. TELL ME ABOUT IT.
  15. 15. 5 TRAVEL WITH LIGHT, SMALL DEVICES AND GADGETS that are easy to carry MY BACK IS KILLING ME! I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT A SWORD. TELL ME ABOUT IT. A MACBOOK AIR AND IPAD MINI MIGHT BE YOUR BEST TRAVEL FRIENDS.
  16. 16. 6 BRING EXTRA POWER CHARGERS FOR YOUR DEVICES AND GADGETS grrr.. the battery is not charged!
  17. 17. 6 BRING EXTRA POWER CHARGERS FOR YOUR DEVICES AND GADGETS BUY A CHARGERgrrr.. the batteryYOUR MOBILE AND additional EXTERNAL BATTERIES for other CASE, like mophie, FOR is not charged! devices.
  18. 18. 7 HIRE A VPN SERVICE TO SECURE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION AND AVOID LOCAL RESTRICTIONS WE ARE WATCHING YOU!
  19. 19. 7 HIRE A VPN SERVICE TO SECURE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION AND AVOID LOCAL RESTRICTIONS use vpn services, like hide my ass or express vpn, in your different devices TO SAFELY ACCESS 
 WE ARE WATCHING YOU! THE INTERNET AS IF YOU WERE AT HOME.
  20. 20. 8 get INFORMed ABOUT MOBILE ROAMING prices 
 AND CONSIDER BUYING a LOCAL PRE-PAID SIM CARD oh no! MY MOBILE bill has just arrived.
  21. 21. 8 get INFORMed ABOUT MOBILE ROAMING prices 
 AND CONSIDER BUYING a LOCAL PRE-PAID SIM CARD oh no!MOBILE PROVIDER ROAMINGjust arrived. DISABLE IT 
 MY MOBILE bill has SERVICE AND PRICES. CHECK BEFORE LEAVING ABOUT YOUR IF IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE. BUY PRE-PAID SIM CARDS WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION INSTEAD.
  22. 22. 9 ALWAYS BRING WITH YOU A DEODORANT, HAND SANITiZER, PORTABLE TOOTHBRUSH & tissues DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?
  23. 23. 9 ALWAYS BRING WITH YOU A DEODORANT, HAND SANITiZER, PORTABLE TOOTHBRUSH & tissues BESIDES PERSONAL CARE AND FIRSTYOUR HANDS? HAVING A HAND SANITIZER, A DEODORANT, 
 DID YOU WASH AID ITEMS, ALWAYS A PORTABLE TOOTHBRUSH AND TISSUES CAN BE very HANDY to stay fresh and clean despite delays.
  24. 24. 10 register with YOUR AIRLINE FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM and use IT as much as possible I WANT PRIORITY BOARDING NOW!
  25. 25. 10 register with YOUR AIRLINE FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM and use IT as much as possible MAKE THE MOSTIOUT OF YOUR CURRENT FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM AND IF YOU STILL DON’T HAVE ONE WANT PRIORITY BOARDING NOW! IDENTIFY WHICH IS THE BEST FOR YOU BASED ON THEIR BENEFITS AND CHARACTERISTICS and register.
  26. 26. 11 VERIFY TIME and weather DIFFERENCES WITH YOUR DESTINATION AND GET PREPARED A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.
  27. 27. 11 VERIFY TIME and weather DIFFERENCES WITH YOUR DESTINATION AND GET PREPARED A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he make sure to bring appropriate clothingmeans to. arrives precisely when he (or an umbrella) depending on your destination weather conditions and to update your watch and devices time if necessary BEFORE ARRIVING.
  28. 28. 12 SEE WITH YOUR BANK IF YOUR CARDS WILL WORK WELL AND ABOUT EXTRA CHARGES abroad wait… how come my credit card doesn’t work here?
  29. 29. 12 SEE WITH YOUR BANK IF YOUR CARDS WILL WORK WELL AND ABOUT EXTRA CHARGES abroad wait.. how come my credit card INFORM YOUR BANK doesn’t work here? SINCE SOME OF THEM WILL BLOCK CARDS IF THERE’S ABOUT YOUR TRAVEL ACTIVITY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. VERIFY IF THESE WILL BE ACCEPTED AND THE CHARGES TO USE THEM ABROAD.
  30. 30. 13 CHECK CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES & SEE IF IT’S BETTER TO CHANGE AT HOME OR THE DESTINATION i’m sure that the exchange rate is better here at the shire!
  31. 31. 13 CHECK CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES & SEE IF IT’S BETTER TO CHANGE AT HOME OR THE DESTINATION i’m sure that the exchange rate is ASK TO YOUR BANK ABOUT THEIR EXCHANGE RATES AND COMPARE THEM TO THOSE OF CURRENCY 
 better here at theYOU CAN CHOOSE THE BEST ONE WITH TIME. shire! EXCHANGE AGENCIES AT HOME OR AT YOUR DESTINATION, SO
  32. 32. 14 USE A TRACKING SOFTWARE TO LOCATE YOUR DEVICES IN CASE THEY’RE LOST OR STOLEN YESSSSSSSSS I’VE FOUND MY PRECIOUS!
  33. 33. 14 USE A TRACKING SOFTWARE TO LOCATE YOUR DEVICES IN CASE THEY’RE LOST OR STOLEN YESSSSSSSSS I’VE FOUND MY PRECIOUS! INSTALL PREY TRACKING SOFTWARE AND APPS, LIKE FIND MY IPHONE, TO TRACK YOUR DEVICES.
  34. 34. 15 HIRE A BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERING FROM LOST BAGGAGE TO HEALTH ASSISTANCE I THINK I MIGHT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL.
  35. 35. 15 HIRE A BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERING FROM LOST BAGGAGE TO HEALTH ASSISTANCE I THINK I MIGHT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL CHECK WHAT DOES YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER AND IN CASE YOU DON’T HAVE ONE, 
 YOU CAN USE COMPARISON SITES, LIKE CONFUSED.com, TO GET QUOTES with the best offers for you.
  36. 36. 16 carry your local contact information, embassy and emergency phones with you can i give your phone IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
  37. 37. 16 carry your local contact information, embassy and emergency phones with you SEARCH for your country embassy address andcan i give your phone?and always bring 
 phone at your destination this information along the one of your local contacts and emergency details with you.
  38. 38. NOW YOU’RE READY FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY not so fast! 
 have you checked if you need a visa to visit your country of destination? do it WITH TIME.
  39. 39. it’s time to catch your next flight fly, you fools!
  40. 40. let’s go! did YOU LIKE IT? 
 CHECK-out THE PRINTED CHECKLIST http://bit.ly/intltravelerstips ALEYDA SOLIS / @aleyda / ALEYDASOLIS.COM
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