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Geschäftsreise auf Englisch - Reisen mit leichtem Gepäck?

Schlagwörter: Geschäftsreise auf Englisch, Englisch Geschäftsreise, Business Trip Englisch, Reisen mit leichtem Gepäck, Englisch Geschäftsreise

Even the most experienced business travellers often realise upon arrival that their packing effort has gone awry. The most common two errors are having forgotten something important or finding that one has packed too much. There’s not much you can do to prevent the inevitable human error, but if you often find upon arrival that your packing job was mediocre, you might want to start taking advantage of what business travel road warriors have had to learn out of necessity.


Pack smart
Make a list. Before you leave, think about the number of meetings you will have and the number of days you will meet with people on business. Then consider the amount of time you will spend on business during the evening and the number of evenings you will have personal time – and what you will be doing with that time.

Think about these issues:

Which toiletries do you need in the morning and before going to bed? Don’t pack these items spontaneously, make a list.

How much business clothing do you really need to take with you? Find a way to take one business suit and make it look different every day using the mix-and-match approach. Avoid choosing your wardrobe based on both brown and black, as this usually results in two pairs of shoes, two belts and often completely different accessories to match. Stick to one colour like black. Make a list.

What type of clothing do you need for your personal time? Casual clothing? Clothing for jogging or for the hotel’s fitness centre? Make a list.

For all of the above items, put a star next to each item you could wear on the plane or pack in your carry-on bag. If possible, pack so that a backpack or small carry-on is all you need to take with you. You’ll avoid the hassle of waiting for your luggage when you arrive. This is especially important if you expect to be moving around at your travel destination. Assuming you already have a laptop to carry, having to schlep around a large suitcase in addition to a carry-on can be a drag.

Don’t forget the electronic items you need. The most frequently forgotten items are: mobile phone charger, power adapter for your destination country and a USB stick. Try to take these items on the plane with you.

If you will be checking a bag, be sure to wear or carry at least one set of business clothing onto the plane in case your checked bag is delayed or lost.

Roll clean socks and underwear and pack them tightly into your shoes.

Pack light and tight ( but avoid the Mr Bean approach ). To avoid wrinkles, use dry-cleaning plastic between clothing. A good trick with dresses and suits is to roll them tightly into cylinders and pack the cylinders tightly into your bag.

Important: folding clothes takes up more space and leads to wrinkles!

Be prepared
Taking the time to prepare and organise everything before your flight helps eliminate frustration, stress and delays.

Think about the travel documents you’ll need at every stage of your trip and organise them into a stack in the order you will need them. Don’t just shove them all into an envelope; this will leave you frantically searching when asked for specific documents.

Remember to separate any liquids or medication you plan to carry onto the plane into separate plastic bags for airport security. Failure to do so can cause serious delays.

If you will be checking a bag, weigh it on your home scale to make sure it weighs less than the airline’s limit. Failure to do so could result in delays and stiff luggage fees.

Wear bulkier clothing items and shoes on the plane. This will reduce the weight of your bags and either allow you to take more with you or to travel lighter.

Use your smartphone to photograph your carry-on and checked bags including all of their contents in case they are lost.

Use your smartphone to photograph the pages of guide books or maps you’d like to have with you and leave the books and maps at home.

Use your smartphone to photograph all of your travel documents – including the important pages of your passport – in case they are lost.

Take a number of small, zip-able, watertight bags and one larger, medium sized plastic bag with you. Use the smaller bags to protect your toiletries from leaking. Use the larger bag to keep your dirty clothing separate from the clean until you’re back at home.
If your stay will be extended, forcing you to check an additional bag, consider mailing the contents of that second bag in advance. The postage costs may be significantly less than the excess baggage fees charged by the airlines.

Special tips for women
If you’re a woman, travelling alone in a foreign country can sometimes leave you feeling insecure. Here are a few ways to increase your safety and sleep better:

Place the Do Not Disturb sign on your door to discourage burglars from entering your room.

Always check the window and door locks as soon as you arrive. When you enter the room, use your luggage to prop the door open while you check the closets.

Bolt your hotel room door and don’t open it for anyone you don’t know without first checking with the front desk by telephone.

Don’t hesitate to ask hotel staff to escort you to and from your room during the late hours. Car rental staff should be willing to escort you to and from your rental car.

Never volunteer or advertise the fact that you are travelling alone. For this reason, leaving your breakfast order hanging on your hotel room’s doorknob is not a good idea. Order it by phone.


Schlagwörter: Geschäftsreise auf Englisch, Englisch Geschäftsreise, Business Trip Englisch, Reisen mit leichtem Gepäck, Englisch Geschäftsreise

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