The *ULTIMATE* travel packing list for those business trips!

By Hanan Ouali

WELCOME , glad you are following my very useful article about the ultimate packing list for us bossbabes on our business trips!

Who of us doesn’t know the feeling of standing at the airport or train station and not being able to get rid of the thought that “something” is missing from our luggage? You want to turn back, retrieve your dropped off luggage or just start sweating and suddenly your thoughts wander to the forgotten deodorant! HELP!

BUT with a few everyday tips, also known as life hacks, we bossbabes can avoid additional stress. So get yourself something to drink as I am going to spill it all. So the next time, grab pencil and paper or simply your phone and think what you will need for the trip. A packing list can save you time on packing and ensure you don’t overlook something important.

So babe these are the things you need to take with you when you have important business trips coming up:

Suitcase, backpack or bag: What bossbabes need during the day

Exactly how much luggage a bossbabe traveler needs to take with them depends largely on the nature of the appointment. For example, if it’s a domestic flight to a short appointment and then straight home again, there’s no overnight stay and therefore only hand luggage is needed. If you are traveling on business with hand luggage, you must make sure that your luggage does not exceed the dimensions and weight specified by the airline. In most cases, one carry-on wheeled suitcase plus one handbag or laptop bag are allowed. Each business traveler decides which pieces of luggage and utensils come into question according to his or her own needs.

I know that we women like to be told that we have a hard time limiting ourselves to the bare essentials, but since we are successful bossbabes, thanks god, we can handle that too! So away with rumors and here with the other tips.

Finances and means of payment

Depending on their needs, business travelers select what is necessary for them from the checklist.

  • Cash
  • Corporate credit card
  • private credit card
  • cash card or EC card
  • Overview with emergency telephone numbers of service hotlines of the bank/credit card provider
  • Information sheet with instructions on what to do in the event of loss of the company card and private card
  • Telephone number of the respective state police, in case a loss or theft of credit cards or cash or similar has to be reported 
Identity papers and other documents that must not be missing during a business trip

Arriving on time and at the right place for a business meeting requires COMPLETE travel documents. If the lack of a visa or an expired passport causes problems for an onward journey, the embarrassing situation of having to postpone or completely cancel the planned appointment may arise. To avoid this, business travelers compile their travel documents completely and in a separate document folder. This way, they have everything at their fingertips quickly and easily when they need it. So please make sure your nails are on fleeeeeeeek!

           The documents listed below belong in the travel document folder of business travelers.

  • Company cell phone/company cell phone including charger
  • private cell phone also including charger
  • adapter for charger
  • foreign phone card as well as information about mobile phone providers in the country of travel
  • laptop with charged battery
  • Laptop charger
  • identity card
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Health insurance card
  • vaccination certificate
  • Schedule of business appointments
  • Address list with complete contact details of business partners to be met
  • Overview of travel times for connecting flights or trains
  • Airline ticket
  • Train ticket
  • Hotel reservation
  • Rental car documents
  • international driving license
  • travel insurance
  • business notes and documents
  • notepad and writing utensils
  • Presentation folders, brochures or giveaways for business partners,
  • Business cards
  • Reading glasses

Tips between us best girlfriends: Business travelers who have to change planes quickly can take a virtual tour of some international airports or train stations before they travel. Google Street View gives interested parties a look at the terminals of numerous airports in Europe, America and Asia. This way, travelers can quickly find the right way.

Toiletries and personal care products essential for a business trip

Business travelers often stay in mid-range or upscale hotels. Here, some hygiene items are usually available in the room as standard. However, this does not apply to every star class and especially not abroad. Therefore, business travelers should be as meticulous with hygiene items as they are with preparing and packing their business papers. Above all, we should never neglect our hard-earned skin and hair care routine. For example, my body has forgiven me this mistake some time ago only after MONTHS and believe me my babes do not want to know how it feels! The following packing list includes all the important products that are crucial on a business trip.

  • Shaver
  • Eau de Toilette/Parfum, Deo
  • Hair shampoo, shower gel
  • Face cream, hand cream
  • hairbrush
  • Hair spray or gel, hair accessories
  • Glasses or contact lenses incl. case/container and care products
  • Makeup and makeup removal wipes or lotion
  • Nail case, nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Ear swabs, cotton pads
  • tweezers
  • Earplugs, sleeping mask
  • Tampons or pads
  • Paper tissues
  • Travel hair dryer
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste, Dental Floss
Clothing for the business meeting and dinner in the evening

WHAT DO I WEAR? Is probably the most asked question of every woman per day, which accompanies her throughout her whoooooole life!          Business trips sometimes require a comprehensive clothing list. If a suit is expected during the day, it can be either more casual or even more formal for the joint dinner. If you can’t estimate in advance exactly what social obligations await you on a business trip, you should be equipped for all eventualities. Girls, let’s make this trip our own fashion show by considering the following points.

  • Dress clothes for any business meeting planned, with at least one pair of matching dress shoes to go with the different outfits
  • Workout clothes and athletic shoes in case you want to use the hotel gym
  • Bathing suit if there’s a hotel pool
  • Yoga pants and casual clothing for the travel period
  • Pajamas. Plan to sleep in something comfortable. You have the most flexibility with your nighttime wardrobe.
  • Underwear and socks

Packing suitcases for a longer-term business trip is not easy. After all, the wardrobe should be presentable at the destination. If you’re going on a beach vacation, you can walk around in a wrinkled shirt. And nobody would care, but at an important business meeting, this is usually unthinkable. Therefore another tip among us sisters:  

If, despite all the care taken at the destination, the suit or costume shows creases, travelers should immediately hang the clothes on the shower wall in their hotel and turn on the hot water. After a while, the hot steam will smooth out the unsightly wrinkles. Alternatively, an ironing service is available in upscale hotels or the room has its own ironing board and iron.

First aid kit

An enormous time difference often causes headaches and circulatory problems. Those who nevertheless need to have all seven senses concentrated in order to shine at a business meeting abroad need certain aids and medications.

  • Travel tablets
  • Headache tablets
  • nose drops
  • medicine against cold symptoms
  • Caffeine preparation against fatigue
  • Valerian preparation for calming down
  • allergy tablets
  • Plaster
  • cream against insect bites
  • personal medication
  • vitamin tablets

What can I say? WE ARE READY TO TRAVEL! Thanks to this list, let’s forget the stressful packing for business trips and no longer stand sweaty at the flight / train station. Let’s reduce our stress level in this context to the minimum. The next trip can come and we are certainly already looking forward to use this ULTIMATE list. Who doesn’t adore crossing things off their lists and savour the accomplishment of completing a task completely? Yes exactly we bossbabes, we do!

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