Although often necessary, traveling for business can be really stressful and tiring. Usually, you’ll have very little time to explore the destination you’re in and it will all come down to rushing to and from the airport, catching cabs, going in and out of meetings, all while never letting go of your laptop.
However, there are certain tips and tricks that can help you make the most out of the trip. It’s all about planning and scheduling. For example, instead of wasting time waiting for cabs, you can schedule an LAX car service to take you from the airport to your hotel or directly to a meeting. Since the meetings are pre-booked, you’ll most likely know in advance what your working hours will be, so you’ll be able to create your personal schedule around them. Keep reading to learn what more you can do to take full advantage of your stay.
Here’s what you can do to maximize the benefits of your business trip.
Chances are you won’t be sent on a sudden business trip. Especially if you’re going to a conference or a seminar, the date, as well as the whole event schedule, will be made available weeks or even months in advance. This gives you a head start to carefully plan your free time around the event.
What’s more, you can familiarize yourself with the maps of the city before going there, so you don’t waste time getting around and figuring out where you want to go.
There’s no need to drag a giant suitcase through a new city when traveling for a few days on business. Bring only what’s necessary and what can fit in a carry-on. Small suitcases are more practical and you will be able to keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
Consider creating a list of things you want to pack and don’t stray away from it. Packing lightly will not only cut costs on luggage, but it will also save you time as you won’t be going back and forth to the hotel to take or drop your stuff off.
While traveling for business, you have limited time and options, so prioritize what tourist attractions you want to see. Book the tickets in advance where possible to avoid wasting time waiting in lines for popular museums and galleries, like the Getty. This is especially important now, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, where there are still limitations on the number of people allowed in buildings.
Another great way to take a break from all the work is to go out for dinner at a nice local restaurant. Not only will you experience the local cuisine, but having dinner at a restaurant will make you feel like you’re on vacation. However, most good restaurants rarely have a free table for impromptu guests, so book a table in advance.
Here at Stay Classy LAX, we understand the demand for fast travel and punctuality, which is why we take great pride in customer satisfaction. You can save yourself the trouble of chasing after a cab or an Uber at the airport by pre-ordering a business class car to wait for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Additionally, we offer corporate car hourly services.
Namely, you can reserve a chauffeured vehicle for a whole day (or a few hours) and the driver will be at your disposal at all times. They can take you in and out of meetings and lunches. Additionally, our drivers are experienced professionals in the industry, so they will always choose the best route to avoid wasting precious time in notorious LA traffic.