The Complete Tool Kit for Travelling Businessmen

The world of business travel is a lucrative one, while it’s also home to a number of surprising and delightful statistics. Take the fact that 83% of travellers use their time on business trips to explore the cities that they visit, usually as a way of unwinding after a stressful day.

Regardless of how you spend your time while on business trips, however, you’ll need to pack a certain number of items to ensure that you enjoy the best and most fulfilling experience.

In this post, we’ll explore this idea further, while helping you to pack the complete tool kit for travelling business people!

  • A Viable VPN Service

OK, so you don’t actually have to pack away a VPN service or connection, but this is crucial if you’re going to unwind in the evenings and avoid the unmistakable feelings of homesickness.

A VPN (or Virtual Proxy Network) is essentially a connection that disguises your computer’s IP address and funnels encrypted data through an anonymous tunnel. This ‘tunnel’ successfully obscures your identity and precise location, ensuring that nobody can intercept your network traffic.

Now while this may sound more than a little shady, utilizing the best VPN service actually offers a universal benefit to all users. More specifically, it lets you access your preferred version of online streaming services like Netflix or Amazon regardless of your international location, allowing you to enjoy your favourite programs and create a home away from home.

This is important, as countries like Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia (all prominent business trip locations) tend to offer restricted streaming libraries with as little as 10% U.S. programming.

  • A Mobile Power Strip and Broadband

You’ll also need to pack a mobile power strip, particularly when travelling further afield or to unfamiliar places.

The reason for this simple; as you may struggle to find the right power outlets to charge all of your devices simultaneously. This is where a mobile power strip or bank can come in useful, as it can be transported easily while providing quick and simple charging to numerous devices at once.

This, along with a trusty travel adapter, means that you never need to be without one of your devices while travelling abroad.

We’d also recommend taking a portable Internet dongle, which provides a significant security net in case you’re stuck with an unreliable Internet connection at your hotel. This may also prevent your connection from being lost during presentations, so it can prove to be a Godsend in more ways than one.

  • Lightweight Carry-on Luggage

For the vast majority of business trips, heavyweight luggage should be excessive and completely unnecessary.

In fact, a carry-on rolling bag should be sufficient for any short to medium-term business trip, particularly if you’re staying at a hotel that has clothes washing facilities.

Just remember to ensure that you buy the right size of bag, with the maximum size allowed for domestic travel on U.S. airlines fixed at 22 inches in length, 14 inches in width and nine inches in height.

This will not only help you to travel light, but it can also save you money as you can stow your carry-on luggage on board without charge.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.