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5 Top Tips for Travelling with your Boss

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5 Top Tips for Travelling with your Boss

If you get the opportunity to hit the road with your boss, it can be simultaneously the ultimate test of your working (and personal) relationship and the best chance to impress them and move up in your career.

On the other hand, travelling for business can make you tempted to act more relaxed, take some liberties, and maybe even drink a little too much on the company dime.

Here are 5 top tips for travelling with your boss:

Know Your Limits

This doesn’t just go for alcohol!  Make sure you don’t get so caught up in the work and the pressure that you forget to do basic things, like getting enough sleep and drinking enough water.  Take care of yourself and be aware of when it’s time to perform and when it’s time to recharge.

Go With the Flow

Don’t complain about your room, the food, or any other incidental thing that could come off as entitled.  Unless you have a serious allergy or condition, be as easy as possible when it comes to where you go and what you eat when it comes to business meetings and dinners.  Try to just take everything as it comes and enjoy it as much as possible (smile and the world smiles back, right?).

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Always arrive on time, appropriately dressed and with your usual professional demeanor.  Remember that although you may have downtime together, this trip is a mission for your company and not the time to overshare or become emotional.  You are simply in an office in a different place.

Discretion is Advised

Steer clear of conversations that veer towards anything too personal and remember to leave your phone on vibrate or silent at all times. Keep your personal calls and communication to your solo time and only involve your boss if absolutely necessary.

Have Fun

Like everything else in life, if you come prepared you can be confident and overcome any additional stress the trip might cause you. Enjoy your time on the road and you’ll leave a lasting positive impression on your boss, your clients, and those you network with.

If you’ve got any international business trips coming up that you need to book, get in touch. With us, you’ll never pay more than if you were to book direct with the airline.

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