The 15 Most Essential Travel Items You Must-Have When On A Business Trip

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Prepare for a successful business trip by packing the most essential travel items you need.

Essential Travel Items for Business Travellers
If you have never been on a business trip before, it is important to be prepared. The life of a traveller can be very difficult with many challenges and nothing is worse than being unprepared for the road ahead. If you are an experienced business traveller, then this article will offer some insight into the essentials that 1st time travellers should take note off during their trips.

Here’s how. With 15 of the most necessary items that every smart business traveller should have on their trip, this blog post is going to make planning and packing for your next trip much easier!

Essential Travel Items for Business Travellers

  1. Business Cards
  2. Packing Cubes
  3. Travel Gadget Oraniser
  4. Portable Charger
  5. Travel Adapter
  6. Earbuds
  7. Self-Filtering Water Bottle
  8. Travel Pillow
  9. Mobile Broadband
  10. Portable Door Lock
  11. Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  12. Dry Shampoo
  13. Notebook
  14. First Aid-Kit
  15. Travel Size Toiletries

 

1. Business cards

Business Executive handing out his business card

Business Executive handing out his business card

Keep plenty on hand at all times. While travelling, you never know who you will meet or strike up a conversation with. If you have your business cards on hand, you can take advantage of impromptu networking opportunities.

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2. Packing Cubes to Keep Your Luggage Organized

Packing cubes

A variety of the difference sizes fo packing cubes

Packing cubes make it easy to pack and unpack your clothes. There are many ways they can assist: styling and organizing. The compression keeps your clothes rolled neatly, avoiding wrinkles. Additionally, it eases the burden of frequent packing. Make sure that the set of packing cubes you are buying is sturdy and lightweight to ensure that it lasts a long time.

3. Travel Gadget Organiser “Grid-IT”

Travel Gadget Organiser “Grid-IT”

A Travel Gadget Organiser Grid-IT

Grid-It is a rubberized woven elastic object retention system for the ultimate in organization. The Grid-It will help you organize all your gadgets and tools. Simply place their cord, cables, and wires into the elastic bands on the grids to keep them neatly secured. This product also comes with Velcro straps that allow it to be secured onto objects such as sun visors while driving or other types of gear to provide easy access while navigating devices without taking one’s eyes off of traffic.

4. Portable Charger to Keep You Going

Portable Charger charging 2 devices

Portable Charger charging 2 devices

 

You never know when your portable devices such as a phone, tablet, or laptop will run out of battery. Having multiple conferences and emails on your phone can drain the battery fast.

It’s almost guaranteed to be at the worst possible time. You will not have to worry about finding a charging station in an airport or bumming a charge from another traveller when you pack a power bank. Charge yours before you leave.

A portable charger is a must-have and can really come in handy.

Choose one that is compact, lightweight, and has a high battery capacity.

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5. Travel Adapter with Multiple Charging Options

Travel Gadgets

Top view women and man accessoires to travel concept.white and black mobile phone,airplane,hat,passport,watch,sunglasses,shoes and key on wood table.

 

Whether travelling for business or for pleasure, here’s something most people overlook! Many countries generate power differently. As a result, their sockets are also different from those at home. Especially in Europe, there are different types of sockets. It would be helpful to have a universal travel adapter with multiple charging options.

6. Noise-Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

An Attractive women using earbuds

An Attractive women using earbuds

Why are noise-cancelling wireless earbuds so important for business travellers? The new generation of earbuds produces a phase-shifted sound that cancels out white noise to create silence.

Reason for having a non-cancelling Earbuds

  • great in-flight companions.
  • adapts to the environment
  • adjusting automatically to block out noise such as the snoring monster in the middle seat, the crying baby in the front row or the soap opera lady at the back.

Business travellers looking to get some work done while travelling will love these gadgets.

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7. Self-Filtering Water Bottle

It’s all about hydrate, hydrate & hydrate. Seriously! Staying hydrated while travelling is key to staying healthy and alert.
A self-filtering water bottle is an essential item for business travellers. In addition to making tap water taste great, it is also much better for the environment. Reducing the use of plastic in disposable water bottles.

8. Travel pillow

Travel Pillow

A Male traveler listening to music via his headphones. With his travel pillow ready for his next trip

During a flight, you are in an upright sit-up position for an extended period of time. You will be in an uncomfortable position. Make yourself comfortable in an uncomfortable spot. Be sure to bring your travel pillow.

It is very important to support your neck. If you get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep, your rest will be maximized.

Recover and recharge in the plane. Take your comfort with you and be comfortable at all times

9. Unlimited Mobile broadband

How important is it to have instant and constant connectivity to internet? How many times have you found yourself in an airport, train station or hotel lobby and unable to access the internet because your phone has a weak signal. It may also be an unsecured network in some places.

Having your own mobile broadband means you can access the internet anywhere, at any time without worry.

10. Portable Door Locks

Have you ever worried that someone might enter your hotel room in the middle of the night? These days, it’s unlikely. But a portable door lock can make travelling more comfortable and safer. Feeling safe is crucial, especially when you’ve led a busy day of meetings back to back. A portable door lock can serve as an additional layer of protection against unwanted intrusions.

11. Anti-bacterial Gel & Wipes

There are germs everywhere.

Touching things on an airplane, shaking hands, staying in hotels. They can find you and will!

Antibacterial gel and wipes are useful when you cannot wash your hands right away or if you must wipe something discreetly.

12. Dry shampoo

A display of 3 type of Batiste Dry Shampoo

A display of 3 type of Batiste Dry Shampoo

This type of dry shampoo sprays on a powdered substance onto the head. No water is needed to clean your hair. As a result, dry shampoo absorbs oils from your hair and scalp, which makes it look fresh (and gives it volume). Dry shampoo isn’t meant to replace regular shampoo completely, but it’s a great way to stretch between washes.

Benefits

  • Absorbs oil
  • Saves time
  • Neutralizes odour
  • Increases colour longevity
  • Keeps hair healthy
  • Adds volume
  • Beats Humidity

13. Small Smart notebook

A pencil next to the Small Portable Notebook

A pencil next to the Small Portable Notebook

A notebook will definitely come in handy when you attend a business trip. During meetings, take handwritten notes and use them to organize your thoughts. During the trip, you may even use it as a journal.

14. Travel Size first aid kit

First Aid Kit Box

A red colour first aid kti box that is not travel size

You never know when you’ll get a cut or a headache. Having a Band-Aid or some Ibuprofen on hand is handy. You don’t want to show up for an important business meeting with an open cut or a splitting headache that could have been avoided if you planned ahead. Make sure you pack a few first aid items before you leave to prevent these small inconveniences from becoming major problems.

15. Travel-size toiletries

All type of toiletries you need to pack

All type of toiletries you need to pack

Pack your toiletries in travel-sized bottles. This way, you will not have to spend time deciding which ones are worth bringing and what size they should be when it is time for packing.

This saves a lot of hassle and prevents the need to buy new products that may or may not suit your needs.

If you are bringing liquids and gels into your carry-on luggage, make sure they are in containers that hold no more than 3.4 ounces. These containers must fit in a clear quart-sized bag.

The Conclusion

Travelling for work can be a lot of fun, but there are many challenges that come with it. Whether you’re an experienced or first-time business traveller, there’s a way to make the travelling life easier by packing smart. Here are some things every savvy business traveller should always have along when on the road – 15 items in total! We hope these tips will help any and all travellers who might want to pack more efficiently and feel less overwhelmed while they’re away from home. So what are your favourite important travel items? Share this blog post with your colleagues and friends so we can keep exploring new ideas together!

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