If you expect to be traveling regularly to Russia and other European countries in the coming years, start planning. While traveling can be fun, it can also be exhausting. You need to be prepared to be on the move constantly so that you can get moving at short notice with minimal hassles.
These three tips should help you out if you will be constantly on the move:
1. Create a Business Travel Itinerary Template
If you have to travel for business to Russia or other places at a short notice, you may not have the time to fully prepare. That’s why a business travel itinerary template is important. You need to have a basic structure that enables you to fill in the important travel details.
Your itinerary template should the destinations you intend to visit, the time you need to reach and leave those places, the transportation means you must use, the hotels you must book, etc.
You can fill in this information with the help of online travel planning websites. Also, travel agencies can step in and help you out with the planning. But having a template will enable you to quickly get yourself organized and ready to go.
Having a travel itinerary is important for business travel because it helps you set up business appointments. It will also help you plan other activities.
For example, if you look at your schedule and know you will stay in one Russian City for 7 business days or more, then you will remember to register when you arrive. Registration is an immigration requirement. So, having an itinerary can help you stay out of trouble.
2. Always Have a Packed Luggage Ready to Go
Pack light and pack strategically if you are going to be traveling a lot. It pays to invest in high-quality luggage that is dedicated to business travel only. If you will be traveling regularly, then your luggage must withstand wear and tear.
Be sure to pack multifunctional clothing always. You want to be able to dress up or down depending on whom you will be meeting with at your destination.
Pack the basics that you would need on any trip so that you can get moving within an hour if you need to. You should not have any more clothing than necessary. The same applies to toiletries.
And when something is finished or damaged, replace the item as soon as possible. Set a reminder for that if you need to. The last thing you want is to find yourself at a destination without what you need to make a good first impression with the people you intend to do business with. Your employer will blame you for losing that crucial deal. Then your job may end up being on the line.
3. Have a Smaller Bag with Your Essentials
Some of the most essential documents for frequent business travel include your passport, visa, vaccination cards, etc. You also need your phone, a portable charger, some cash, and a back-up credit card.
In the event of a catastrophic event, you will need cash or a back-up credit card to pay for help or to buy what you need. A portable charger will help you contact the authorities. And your passport will help you establish your identity.
You should have a small bag purse that will hold all these essential items. This bag should be stored together with your traveling luggage so that you don’t forget it if you are in a hurry.
Where possible opt for a multi-entry visa to Russia or any other destination you will be traveling to for business. And we can help you with that.