You have to admit that all work and no play, does indeed make for a dull day. If you are a frequent business traveler, you do know the hustle of shuffling between meetings and being cooped up all day in seminars and exhibitions. The good news is that you can have an interesting business trip.
You can make your trip exciting by doing something different that will take away the monotony of the day. You do not have to do anything crazy just to have a little excitement in your business trip. The idea here is to reduce some of the pressured at least have a more relaxed time during your visit. Here are just a few ways you can add excitement to your trip:
Add one fun activity to your schedule
A tight schedule should not stop you from having fun. You can break the monotony of a busy day with just one fun activity. Ensure before the day ends you have added that one thing that adds some degree of fun to an otherwise mundane day. It could be a quick swim around the pool or even take an hour or two at a dance club. This will only work if you make a schedule and stick to it. If possible, place the fun activity at the very end of your day. This way you will appreciate it even more.
Organize for some sightseeing
If you are visiting a new city or even country, schedule some sightseeing. Even if you do not have time to go for the whole tourist experience, visit sites near your hotel. This way you can sample just a small bit of the town or city you are visiting. If you are still limited for time, take long walks that allow you to see more of what the area has. You can take the time to dine out to give you an excuse of seeing more of the city.
Make the right accommodation selection
The choice of hotel will also determine just how much fun you get. If you do not have the time to do anything fun or even walk around the city, the hotel you pick should have the atmosphere that will have you forget that you are on a business trip. Hotels such as the PrincessRoyale, give business travelers a different experience. You should not just be a frequent visitor to the hotel’s business center, make use of facilities such as the spa and hot tubs.
Minimize your workload prior to your trip
Go to your trip with a minimum workload. Finish all tasks that do not relate to your business trip prior before boarding the plane. This will mean that you will only concentrate on issues that pertain to the business of the trip. You will therefore have more free time to unwind and of course you will not feel stressed or under pressure for the duration of the trip. You will be more productive in your business trip as you will have no distractions.
Steve Michael is a frequent business traveler who advocates that a business trip should not always be all about work. Business travelers should find creative ways to take a break from the busy schedules. To learn more about him, visit his blog here.