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Business travel safety tips to remember

Travelling for business purposes is much more common now than it used to be. We no longer have to sacrifice comfort and affordability is much higher than it used to be. However, this does not mean that you cannot ignore other parts of the experience and simply travel. Safety is crucial and you want to be sure that you will be completely safe. Always remember the following.
Conduct a good research

Whenever going abroad, be sure that you will research as much information as possible about the country that you are about to visit. You want to be sure that all needed vaccinations are in place and that the documents that are required will be available. At the same time, you want to know country laws and potential political disturbances in order to avoid the potentially dangerous situations.

Using electronics

This is something that most people do not consider when travelling for business purposes. Using electronics when travelling automatically means that you need to be sure that you have a good data plan negotiated with your carrier. The modern businessman simply cannot rely on using the open Wi-Fi connections. They are not always going to be secure. You want to avoid being hacked when you take care of important business with the use of the internet so having your very own data plan is normally a good idea.

Watching your luggage

You want to always look at your luggage as you are on the journey. In the event that you take carry-ons, make sure you choose bags that have a full zip-up and when you have luggage with vital business documents, coded padlocks are highly recommended. If you take a laptop with you, do not put it in overhead. This can lead to it being damaged or stolen. The laptop should be kept on you at all times or right under the seat that is in front of yours as you travel, in the special compartment. The bottom line with the luggage is that you have to be careful with the items that you carry around.

When at the hotel

You want to be sure that hotel security will be available at every part of the night or day. A patrol is normally needed and you want to be able to quickly get in touch with security by phone if necessary. When you have really important documents like an ESTA form or jewelry, you will want to see a hotel safe where you can add these valuables. An interesting tip is to leave that “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. Answer only if someone is expected and do be sure that other people know where you stay, including employees at your company.

Take your time

At the end of the day, the most important thing is to take your time in order to be sure that you will be safe when you travel. This process starts a long time before you actually leave by researching as much as possible about the destination. The more you know about the experience, the higher the chance that you will be safe!

3 May 2016 11:21


About Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency. He writes for several online sites such as,,, Boris is the founder of and