The Essential Business Traveler

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The Essential Business Traveler

  1. 1. The Essential Business Traveler
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><ul><li>Scheduling Trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to the Airplane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working at the Airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtime at the Airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arriving at your Destination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Business Essentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling Downtime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Flight Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding the Fight @ Home </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Scheduling Trip <ul><ul><li>Start planning months in advance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>if that's not possible plan early! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan all of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flight (Frequent Flyer, Quick Passport Check) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport, Visas, Credit Cards, Cash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Route to/from Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Route to/from Site from Airport and Hotel (Office, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Culture (Office culture, Local Language, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food (Dietary requirements, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtime (Books, Studying, Tourist spots, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Route to Airport and Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist of things to bring </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Getting to the Airplane <ul><li>How do I get to the airplane? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to the airport in time for the flight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport parking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check in online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting through the security/passport checks quickly </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Working at the Airport <ul><li>What do the home and destination airports offer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Access Points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Terminals </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Downtime at the Airport <ul><li>What do the home and destination airports offer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drinking ( ever popular, should be avoided ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with New Friends ( not strange, just new ) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Arriving at your Destination <ul><li>You just landed what now: Site or Hotel? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car Hire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxi ( avoid touts ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel Shuttle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Pickup </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Business Essentials <ul><li>How will I do my job? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A little local language goes a long way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some things are just different </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Scheduling Downtime <ul><li>How to spend your downtime? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourist spots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with Co-Workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with New Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alone Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resting and Sleep </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Flight Home <ul><li>How to spend the flight home? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfied at a job well done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resting or Sleep </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Avoiding the Fight @ Home <ul><li>How to keep the peace? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend time with your spouse, significant other or children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be the bearer of gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don't spend too much time away! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Have a safe flight! I miss you already!
  13. 13. More Information <ul><li>Daniel W. Crompton </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://specialbrands.net/ </li></ul>

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