For a person that travels as part of their career, what items you bring on the trip are not only important to your individual safety and well being, but they can also have a major impact on how successful and productive the business trip is. Failure to bring an essential item can cause serious problems toward achieving the desired outcome of the trip or cause major inconvenience to the travel process. Having a well thought out travel plan includes making an itemized list of all of the essential items a corporate traveler will need.
When it comes to your personal care items, it is recommended to keep as much of it in your checked luggage as possible. This is due to the fact that the travel restrictions on what can be carried in your carry-on luggage may be a little tighter. Try to get a feel for how long the flight is scheduled for and determine what care items you may need in that time period. Once you determine the items that you will need in transit, it is important to understand the legal restrictions on these products in the places where you intend to travel.
The modern corporate traveler is likely to need a variety of tech items to accompany them on their trip. Some are just for communication, some for actually performing some part of the actual job they have been sent to do and some might be for entertainment when they are in transit. Whatever electronics you bring for corporate travel, make sure to pack the charger and any accessories you may need to use with the item. Most business travelers will certainly need a mobile phone when they travel and likely a laptop or tablet. These electronics are allowed to be carried on to planes but most airlines do have policies about how they are used during flight. They will also have to be checked with the rest of your carry-on luggage and security may even ask you to turn it on.
The clothes you bring on a business trip and how you pack them is also very important. Check your corporate travel itinerary to see what kind of events and meetings you will be engaged in during your travel. This will help you understand what the appropriate attire for the trip should be. Trying to manage your luggage is important. Try to manage your packing so you can fit everything you need in one medium sized suitcase. This can save you money on a possible charge for additional luggage.
Most business travelers will have a variety of personal items and documents that must accompany them on their travels. These would be items like credit cards, passports and your booking details. It is important to make sure that any personal items are kept in a location where they will be easy to keep track of and will not get lost. It is also recommended to make a copy of your passport and any other important travel documents that you are carrying. This can be of great assistance if the items were to become misplaced. Finally, bring some pocket money just in case it is needed, sometimes there may be no access to cash through the credit card and you wouldn't want to get caught in a jam.