The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Business Travel – Our Top 10 Tips

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Published 17 October 2023


Business trips are all about fancy hotels, cocktails by the pool and eating out at 5-star restaurants, aren’t they?  

Well, that’s what those who don’t travel for work would have you believe. Truth is, those of us in the know understand that the constant hustle and bustle of business travel can lead to stress and exhaustion.  

To help you make the most of your business travel without having a head turning meltdown in the security queue due to stress, we've compiled our list of the top 10 ways to tick off a more relaxed and enjoyable business travel experience.  

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1. Research 

Preparation is key to a stress-free trip, but it isn’t easy gathering all the info you need to plan and book a trip. Ever had a browser so full of open tabs comparing hotels, flights and hire cars that you end up not knowing which way is up? A better way is to get a dedicated Travel Manager to handle the research for you!  


2. Booking 

Another great way to save time and stress is to avoid booking all the parts of your trip separately. At Flight Centre Business Travel, we can consolidate all your flights, hotels and cars into the one booking. We can also access exclusive fares and other great bonuses for you!  


3. Pack Like a Pro 

The better you pack, the less you stress. Stick to carry-on luggage whenever possible, and only bring essentials for the trip. Make sure important documents and devices are easy to access.  


4. Scheduling 

Before you go, it’s a great idea to map out a comprehensive itinerary, including flights, accommodation, meetings, and downtime. Leave buffer time in the schedule to mitigate last-minute hurdles like unexpected delays or traffic.  


5. Expect The Unexpected 

Don’t let last minute changes, delayed, or cancelled flights and missed connections get you all worked up. When you partner with Flight Centre Business Travel, you’ll rest assured knowing that 24/7 human support is there to help you find a solution to any problem.  

lady and man rolling suitcases through hotel
lady and man rolling suitcases through hotel
lady and man rolling suitcases through hotel

6. You Do You 

You’re the one doing the hard yards, so why not do it your way? Our Travel Managers will work with you to understand your personal travel preferences, plus they can help you score upgrades and avoid nasty things like red-eye flights. Also, make sure you’re signed up to frequent flyer programs offered by airlines and loyalty programs at hotels, then maximise their value!  


7. Listen To Your Mum  

When you’re not out on the town partying like an A-lister, try to stay as healthy as possible. Exercise, drink water, eat healthy and rest up.  


8. Stay Connected  

Family is what grounds you, so stay in touch with those back home. Find time for a video call or chat and fill your family’s buckets with love. And why not send your Mum a pic of you eating a salad or working out in the hotel gym to keep her happy! 


9. Finance And Reporting 

You can’t avoid doing some admin sadly, but you can make it less painful. At Flight Centre Business Travel, we can help cut the amount of time you spend doing this by up to 50%.  


10. Learn And Grow 

After each trip, think about what worked, and what could be improved. Adjust your travel strategies accordingly for next time.  


Business travel is a privilege, but one we all know comes with its challenges. But, if you’re armed with some simple planning, smart strategies, and the will power to say no to that greasy burger at 2am after a night on the tiles, then you’re well on your way to a stress-free journey.  


Find out how Flight Centre Business Travel can help streamline your business’ end-to-end travel program and make your travel for work easy.   

Get in touch or call us on 1300 797 826 today. 

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