Not everyone gets to have a job that allows them to travel. But for those who have been constantly traveling in and out of a country, it is not as easy and as smooth as it gets, especially when you are traveling for work or business. In a research conducted at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is known to be one of the busiest terminals, experts found out that business travelers faced more stress when they are heading to exotic destinations.

Why so? The fact that one has to perform well in their business trip is just one of the main factors that can cause constant and heavy stress. With all the responsibility and worries that come along with business trips, can you really make business travel enjoyable? Definitely! Here are ways and tips to get the most out of your travel.

Opt for Smaller Hotels

Staying in big and luxury hotels has its perks. You have access to amazing facilities, sleep in a large and comfy bed, and experience VIP treatment. Although such service makes things really easy and convenient, there are others things that you miss out on. So consider staying in small hotels where you get the opportunity to experience personalized services and even meet travelers. If you are going to big and tourist-friendly cities, like for instance Tokyo or Paris, why not choose a bed and breakfast with a great location. The staff in these hotels can also guide you with off beaten tourist path that allows you to explore and experience the city unlike no other.

Book for a Business Apartment

If you don’t like staying in hotels, you can book for a business apartment. There are companies that provide an all in one service to make sure that everything is smooth sailing. Like for instance if you have a business trip to London, you can avoid the hassle of booking for a transportation service and accommodation if you book for corporate apartments in London. You can save time since you never have to worry where you will stay or how you can go from one location to another.

Ask for an Extra Day Off

Since you will be heading to a new place, in as much as you have a business purpose of going there, you also want to enjoy what the place of destination has to offer. You can always ask and request your boss for a day off. This allows you to prepare whatever is needed and to get the chance to relax after your work. There are cases where you have really hectic schedules and you can’t even find allot time to see the city which adds more stress. But you can always find ways to ask for an extra day or take a leave. When you take a day off, you can relax after a hard day’s work and you can also spend some time to discover the place.

Get a Local Guide

Life is not entirely about work. Once you have accomplished your business agenda, you have the leeway to make use of the extra time to tour the city. If you have the luxury of time, you can always do it on your own. Then again, most travelers don’t. So, you might as well get the help of a local guide. Your guide can help take you to places that other foreigners don’t know about and can give you insider tips on how you can enjoy the place of destination to the fullest.

Who says business travel has to be boring and stressful? By following these tips, you can now find ways to make your business travel enjoyable and meaningful. You can definitely make the most out of your business trip by allowing yourself to enjoy your trip and at the same time achieve your purpose of going there.

Author's Bio: 

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.