Last updated on 11 February 2020
Turning a work trip into a vacation may seem too good to be true, but being well-organized and managing time properly can really help make a business trip fun. A wide variety of jobs, such as travel photographer, social media influencer, flight attendant and ESL teacher, can take one all over the globe. Who knows, maybe this article will inspire readers to make a career switch.
Find a good accommodation with a designated workspace and internet
Depending on the length of the trip, staying at vacation rentals might be a better option than hotels. Rentals provide more space to be able to separate work and relaxation. It’s also more likely to have a stronger, more consistent internet connection than some hotels.
Get travel rewards
If work takes you on frequent trips, it might be a good idea to look into different travel or airline reward programs. This is a great way to save up for personal trips or get upgrades during travel. Some rewards even give special airport lounge access, which can be especially useful when traveling for work.
Take time to enjoy the surroundings
There’s no reason not to enjoy the new surroundings. Whether it’s venturing out to try the local food or taking a short city tour, there are always ways to discover and immerse oneself in local life.
Brush up on culture and language
Knowing some basic key phrases is beneficial for any traveler. It’s also useful to get acquainted with different cultural business practices. Knowing how different countries define professionalism and respect will not only impress international partners but will also help avoid any embarrassing misunderstandings or misinterpretations.
Extend the trip for leisure
This is a great way to save money and avoid using up precious vacation days. Depending on the location, one could even travel to neighboring countries. Hopping on a train from Spain to France is easy and affordable, so why not make the best of the time you have abroad?