Today’s business industry continues to transcend geographic boundaries as corporations aim to pursue a wider and broader audience. That said, entering unfamiliar territory can put their workers at risk, so it’s important that both employers and employees take the necessary steps to protect themselves and reduce those risks. MP Travel, your trusted business travel management company, shares some handy tips to help you:
Before starting your trip, you should know what to expect at your destination, around your hotel, and in the neighborhood you will be in. Checking out different news and information sources is a great way to get to know your destination city more. If you’re travelling internationally, consider checking foreign news sources that can provide insights not highlighted in your country’s news sources.
Consider working with travel consultants when preparing for your trip. As an experienced company, MP Travel can help make planning easier for you. Our specially designed software can be tailored to suit your business needs. We offer a variety of business travel services from bookings to management and itineraries.
Prepare for Emergencies
Regardless of how well you plan your trip, unexpected emergencies can still happen so it’s important to prepare for them as thoroughly as you can. Take the time to take photos of important documents and information such as your passport, driver’s license and credit card. We also recommend having a support system in place before you leave for your trip. It’s best to entrust this task with professional travel consultants, as they will be readily available should a crisis arise. If you can afford it, splurge on an international phone plan as this will be valuable in an emergency.
Stay Safe on the Road
If you’ll be driving while during your trip, be sure you know your rental car inside out before leaving the rental agency’s parking lot. You can also get instructions from the agency on what to do in case the car breaks down or if you have an accident. Avoid pulling over in dark areas if you get lost, simply keep driving until you find a well-lit and populated place.
Even if it seems like the place you are in is safe, it’s still important to take a few precautionary measures. Simple things like knowing your hotels security phone number can be really helpful in case of an emergency. After you check in, we recommend having a bellhop escort you to your room and ask them to inspect your room to ensure its security.
When Traveling Abroad
Familiarize yourself with the local laws of the country you’ll be traveling to. Knowing your rights, as well as the rules, in a certain place will allow you to defend yourself if you are wrongly accused. Avoid bringing designer luggage or flashy items that may draw attention. When it comes to corporate travels, it’s best to travel light and cheap. You are there for business, after all.
MP Travel aims to provide the best business travel services to our consumers. Being a Radius Travel member allows us to offer this service to both local and international trips. Plan your trip with us today and see the difference we can make.