Reduce Business Travel Stress With These Helpful Tips

Posted: 19 Nov 2019 - 05:27 pm

While business travel can be exciting, it can also be very stressful. When the initial enthusiasm has passed its course and you start to travel regularly, it’s hard not to ignore the common problems that may contribute to the physical and mental pressure.

 

According to an analysis done by CWT Solutions, among the many stress triggers business travellers face, these are the ones that can directly affect their stay:

 

1. Poor internet connection

This is especially true when your job requires you to connect with clients or colleagues across the world. In today’s day and age, everything happens online, which means having a strong WiFi connection has become a non-negotiable necessity.

Solution: If it’s hard to send a simple email from where you are staying, then it’s time to look for an alternative and more appropriate accommodation solution. You shouldn’t be stressing about having a functioning internet connection. Our corporate property rentals come with high-speed internet and unlike WiFi in a hotel-style setting, each apartment has its own connection. This means the service is consistently fast and reliable, even in peak hours, so executive travellers can have a productive and relaxed stay.

2. Delays

Delays are the bane of business travel. One unmet schedule messes up your entire routine. Unfortunately, this might always be a part of trips that every executive traveller should prepare for.

Solution: Managing this stress factor all comes down to preparation. We don’t know what to expect when travelling to a different country or city, so you have to adapt to facing situations you didn’t plan for. When you can’t do anything about it, just let it go, listen to music or catch up on that book you’re always too tired to read. At Astra Apartments, we will meet you at your apartment 24/7, so if you are delayed we will be there and you won’t be struggling to find keys in the middle of the night.

3. Unsuitable Accommodation category

Whilst a hotel provides the perfect option for tourists or short business trips, an apartment is more favourable when you are staying for a longer period of time. There are many basic amenities that a hotel room cannot provide and may not be until you’re inconvenienced that you’ll realise how much you need them. Among these is additional space for relaxation that can make your stay feel more like home.

Solution: Our corporate apartments provide you with all necessities a business traveller needs. Aside from laundry and kitchen essentials, spacious rooms will help you keep a healthier mental state and ensure a comfortable, home-like stay. There is room to host a meeting if necessary or to leave a work station set up and still relax in the evening or at the weekend.

4. Inconvenient location

Where you’re staying almost always makes or breaks your entire trip. Aside from figuring out the ins and outs of a new city, cultures and languages, you need to wrap your head around a new routine, so that your schedule won’t suffer. What about transportation options? If you’re required to get up at the break of dawn just to meet a client, you need to start thinking about staying in a more convenient area.

Solution: Don’t let it get to the point where you have to ask for a transfer or just put up with it for the length of your stay! Research the optimal location, transport routes, restaurants and cafes before booking an executive apartment for rent. Our apartments here at Astra are located in the heart of business hubs so you won’t have to worry about such inconveniences. Even better, we are in multiple locations in each commercial district so you can give us a call before you book and we’ll answer all your questions and ensure you book the right place, close to where you need to go.

5. Lost time

Long haul flights, the inability to work on your laptop, missed meetings due to delays… unforeseen circumstances contribute to lost time that may result in additional work later on.

Solution: It’s hard to catch up on work when your environment makes it difficult for you, but some of these problems can be solved by a little pre-planning. No internet? When on the move, bring a portable WiFi connection. When you choose where to stay, be sure it's somewhere the WiFi is included, fast and reliable. No access to servers? Store documents on a portable device.

Even to the most adaptable and patient individuals, the above factors can cause anxiety over and above the daily stress of working in a different country or city.

While we can’t solve all the travel mishaps, we can ease your stress levels and contribute to an enjoyable stay. At Astra Apartments, we have your wellbeing in mind. That’s why we strive to offer the best amenities and locations to executive travellers. We provide all the basics and more so that you can concentrate on work and enjoy a comfortable home-like stay.

If you want excellent executive accommodation, reach out and our team will help you find the perfect room. Fill out our form or contact the apartment manager for your desired location.

 

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