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16 Tips for Healthy and Safe Travel Internationally

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Today’s blog is one in a series focused on corporate travel.  This weekly series will focus on travel tips covering a variety of topics, including air travel, hotel tips, comfort, and safety.  Each week, Kevin Smith Transportation Group will bring advice from some of the leading travel experts across the greater Philadelphia, PA area.   

Do you need to book ground transportation for your next business trip or meeting?  Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our Corporate Concierges handle all of the logistics for you.  From Airport Transportation to Executive Car Services to Employee Shuttle Services, KSTG can coordinate and deliver all of your transportation needs. 

No one would disagree that safe travel should be the main priority for business travelers. However, it can be challenging for frequent travelers to continually keep safety at the forefront of their mind during travel.

Business travelers also understand the negative impact of business travel that was reported in a recent study by SRI. The study underlines some of the negative impacts of frequent business travel, including long check-in lines, flight delays, and lonely dinners.

We spoke to 4 Travel Managers located across the greater Philadelphia, PA area and asked them what they think about prior to booking travel for their employees.  Here is what they said were their biggest safety tips for their team. 

Safe Travel Tips for Business Travelers

Before you go: always leave a copy of your itinerary with your travel manager or colleagues. Technology allowing 1:1 digital communication between employees and travel managers or HR is in development, but in the meantime, Facebook offers the ability to mark yourself safe in areas affected by emergencies.

Up in the air: for your flight, wear clothing that enables a quick exit in case of an emergency – no heels or skirts

On the ground: At your hotel, if someone comes to your door, call the front desk to verify the sender; and use the additional door lock at night

In general, always be aware of your surroundings when you are in new places- stay in populated, well-lit areas

Do you need to book ground transportation for your next business trip or meeting?  Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our Corporate Concierges handle all of the logistics for you.  From Airport Transportation to Executive Car Services to Employee Shuttle Services, KSTG can coordinate and deliver all of your transportation needs.   

Hotel Safety Tips – Personal Safety

For international travelers:

Before leaving for your trip, register with the U.S. State Department on their website, and sign up to receive travel alerts for your destination

Make sure your cell phone is approved for international roaming, and program local emergency numbers into your contacts list

Save a digital copy or picture of your passport in your phone, or email it to yourself

Consider signing up for travel insurance that includes medical evacuation

Contact your local embassy and loved ones if there is an emergency in the area where you are visiting

Health and Stress Reduction Tips for Business Travelers

Before you go:

Check flight status before heading to the airport to avoid unnecessary wait or delay time at the gate (this will be handled by Kevin Smith Transportation Group when booking directly with us)

Seat maps open up 24 hours prior to departure to ensure a comfortable, restful flight– check to make sure you have a seat, and potentially snag a better seat since additional ones may have been released

Pack healthy snacks for your flight, and beyond. Protein bars, almonds and a supply of vitamins will benefit you when you’re faced with long lines and unhealthy food options on the go.

Do you need to book ground transportation for your next business trip or meeting?  Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our Corporate Concierges handle all of the logistics for you.  From Airport Transportation to Executive Car Services to Employee Shuttle Services, KSTG can coordinate and deliver all of your transportation needs.   

Up in the air:

Stay hydrated! If you don’t want to splurge for airport bottled water, bring a personal water bottle and fill it up once you’re through security – you can use throughout your trip

Avoid alcohol and caffeine – while both can be tempting on a long flight, they can contribute to dehydration, and increase your likelihood of jet lag

On the ground:

Look for fitness offerings at hotels – beyond the gym, many now offer classes, running maps and loan out gym clothes or shoes

Meditate to keep stress at bay; apps like Headspace can remind you to focus, and breathe

Do you need to book ground transportation for your next business trip or meeting?  Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our Corporate Concierges handle all of the logistics for you.  From Airport Transportation to Executive Car Services to Employee Shuttle Services, KSTG can coordinate and deliver all of your transportation needs.   

Thank you for reading today’s blog on corporate transportation.  Please visit us every week as we cover a wide range of topics around business travel and how to make it a better experience.  For more information around the transportation industry, visit our Blog page.

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