As we enter the second quarter of 2021 and more and more cities, governments, and businesses will likely begin to resume pre-pandemic activities. As a result many professionals will be able to take their first business trips in many months! While this is obviously very exciting news, it can also present some problems for inexperienced travelers. To that end, today we’ll focus on one of the most important aspects of planning a business trip –– that is, finding a good room for your stay. Here are four tips you’ll want to keep in mind when you start the booking process:
Location Location Location
It’s never advisable to stay in a hotel that is far away from your desired locale. After all, the last thing any professional would want is to be late to an important meeting because they got caught in traffic in a foreign city. It may sound obvious, but try to avoid hotels that are located outside of major metro areas. And, if you have to get a hotel a decent distance from your preferred area, then make sure you can at least access highways or public transport easily near it.
Read Customer Reviews
Some hotels have a bad reputation for a reason. Business travelers obviously need accommodations where they can relax and focus on the task at hand. That’s why it’s a good idea to read customer reviews before you book a hotel. These reviews can tell you about the staff service, the thickness of the hotel walls, and even the availability of business basics like WiFi. Don’t ever book a hotel without hearing how other customers thought about it first.
Avoid High-Traffic Times
Finding a nice, quiet hotel in Orlando –– in June –– is going to be much harder than in February. Sometimes professionals can’t control when they take a business trip. However, it’s best to avoid traveling to places during tourist season. Busy hotels mean fewer options, and more distractions, for people on serious business trips.
Book Well in Advance
No matter why you’re traveling, it’s always smart to book your accommodations well in advance of your trip. Not only can this tactic save you money, but it can also give you the most flexibility too. Trying to book a hotel at the last minute could land you in a less-than-ideal situation for an important trip.
Traveling for business is an inherently stressful event. Whether you’re visiting a client to give a report on a new type of macro 5mL pipette tip, or you’re meeting with other business leaders to discuss possible collaboration, you need to be at your best when you engage in business on the road. Thankfully, these tips should help you find accommodations that will ensure the success of your trip!