10 Important Items that Every Businessman Should Have While Traveling Abroad on Business

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Going away on a business trip is stressful enough on its own. When you think about all the time you need to spend on the road, the sleep deprivation, and the amount of work that still needs to be done with efficiency and accuracy, you want to make sure that you prepare as much as possible.

While you can’t really control traffic, flight delays, and overbearing coworkers, there is at least one area where you can prepare sufficiently before a business trip to reduce stress: packing your essential items.

10 Important Items that Every Businessman Should Have While Traveling Abroad on Business
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  1. Travel Document Organizer

    When you’re on the road, the last thing that you want to do is keep on rummaging through your bag trying to look for your important travel documents. Whether you’re in line at immigration or you’re simply being asked for your ticket, you want to have all these documents close at hand. A travel document organizer will help keep these important papers safe, organized, and ready at a moment’s notice.

  2. A Case for Power Cords (and a Way to Tie Them)

    You’re probably traveling with multiple electronic gadgets, such as your laptop, your mobile phone, and a tablet. You might even have other small items like a fitness tracker, a GPS, or even a Kindle. What do all these things have in common? Cables! It’s really frustrating to have to untangle a bunch of cords, but it’s worse when you realize that you left one at home! You need a case where you can keep all of these cords neatly, as well as twist ties or Velcro straps to keep them in tight little bundles.

  3. A Long Mobile Power Strip

    It’s hard to find somewhere to charge all of your electronic devices at once. It’s even more difficult if you’re traveling to a place where the outlets are not compatible with your devices! To avoid the frustration of having to charge your devices one by one, pack a long mobile strip with multiple sockets that are compatible with your devices.

  4. A Strong and Reliable Mobile Broadband

    When you’re on the road, you might not always be somewhere with an available Internet connection. Make sure to bring a mobile broadband device so that you can always connect to the Internet. Even if you’re traveling abroad, you can usually buy SIM cards at the airport for your destination country.

  5. Updated and Professionally-Made Business Cards

    Even in today’s digital age, business cards still have professional value. Always have a pack of clean and professionally-made business cards that contain all your updated information. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity for an impromptu networking opportunity.

  6. Travel-Size Toiletries

    Hygiene is always important, especially when you travel regularly. In order to save space in your luggage, opt for travel-size toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and even a toothbrush. If you want to be eco-friendly, you can use refillable bottles instead of single-use packets. Using refillable bottles can also help you avoid problems such as forgetting to put large toiletries in your check-in luggage or opening your bag to discover that your toothpaste was accidentally squashed and is now all over your clothes!

  7. Sleep Aids

    It’s not always easy to relax and fall asleep while in transit, and sometimes you need some help to get some rest. Always pack relaxation aids such as earplugs and eye masks to block out all the noise and activity around you that may prevent you from resting while traveling.

  8. A Good Book (Or Something to Read, at Least)

    Never underestimate the power of the old-fashioned book when it comes to providing relaxation while traveling. If you want a wide selection, you can opt for a book reader like a Kindle.

  9. Photocopies of ALL Your Important Documents

    Before you leave for a business trip, always make sure that you have copies of all your important documents such as your passport, tickets, itineraries, and receipts. This way, you can keep the original documents safe in your room or luggage and just present photocopies if the originals are not required.

  10. Multiple Sources of Funds

    When you are traveling, it’s always a good idea to keep multiple ways of payment on you. You should have at least two different methods of payment, whether you choose cash, credit cards, or traveler’s checks. If you have a sudden work trip and you don’t have checks on-hand, there are websites that allow you to get overnight checks online and have it delivered to your home before you leave for your trip.

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