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Essential Gear When You Travel For Business

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Essential Gear When You Travel For Business

Are you looking for the things you can't go without whilst travelling for work? The COVID-19 global pandemic might have changed work travel forever, but that doesn't mean you won't be on a plane or on the tube one day in the future. 

When you are on the road for work, and away from your family and friends, you need to have things that make your life easier. Read on to learn about essential gear to pack when you travel for business!

Laptop Backpack Rucksack

In today's digital age, business travellers don't go anywhere without taking their work laptops with them. A laptop backpack rucksack is an excellent way for you to store your laptop during your travels.

This laptop bag can fit a laptop up to 15.6" in size along with a USB charging port. The port helps you change your laptop or another electronic device while on the go. Whether you are on a long tube ride or hour-long flight, you can't afford to have your laptop go down when you need it. 

Webcam Covers

With the onset of the pandemic, it's become very popular to use Zoom or Microsoft Teams in the United Kingdom and throughout the rest of the world.

These services allow users to speak to each other and conduct business from across the world. Although you can hold a business meeting from your desk or whilst home, there are also times when you won't want to have your webcam accessed by someone else.

You may even think a team meeting has ended and your webcam isn't on anymore. It can pose a risk to your company's security if you discuss a sensitive topic while still on the camera!

A webcam cover ensures you are not on video when you don't want to be. It does this by blocking your camera lens with a black plastic piece so that you can have peace of mind that your camera can't be seen, regardless of what an online chat shows on-screen. 

Privacy Laptop Screen Protector

When you are riding the tube or on a flight, a privacy laptop screen protector is a great item to include in your going away luggage. These protectors are simple, thin screens that protect your screen from the view of other people sitting next to you. It's one of those travel accessories that you can't afford to go without!

When you are working on documents that have sensitive personal information or identification of your client, this screen protector prevents people from seeing it. Just apply this cover to your screen, and no one will see it but you while you are working!

Laser Pointer

A laser pointer is a great tool to pack in your luggage for your next work trip. These tools are small in size, which allows them to fit almost anywhere in your carry-on or a checked bag. 

A laser pointer is a great accessory to bring to meetings for a presentation or other public speaking event. The laser pointer illuminates the area you are speaking about, without having to stop the presentation from making sure everyone is on the same page. 

Cell Phone Battery Pack

Cell phone battery packs are a wonderful tool to have in your bag whilst on a business trip. Although Apple reports that it's iPhone 11 lasts over 11 hours on a single charge, this can be quite different if you are doing a lot on your phone. 

For example, if you are using your phone to talk to a client and then watching videos or reading documents, you may exhaust your battery life long before the 11-hour mark. A cell phone battery pack is like a bigger, longer-lasting battery outside of your phone.

All you need to do use it is ensure you've charged it before you leave for your trip. When your phone battery is near the end, and you aren't near a charging station, connect your phone to the cell phone battery pack to keep it alive and to work for you!

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Noise-cancelling headphones are an essential item for your next business trip. Whether you are listening to a video presentation or listening to Definitely Maybe by Oasis, these headphones will help you do it without interruption. 

Some of the most popular noise-cancelling headphones on the market are the Bose QuietComfort 35. For under 200 GBP, you get headphones by a reputable manufacturer that is comfortable to wear for hours on end. 

Travel Documents and Identification

Even if you aren't leaving the United Kingdom on your business trip, you should carry a photo identification card and other important travel documents. Your photo ID should be issued by a government entity and not be expired.

Travel documents like your Passport are accepted at Customs' desks across the world. By bringing these documents with you, it will help your business travel experience be a more pleasant one. 

Business Cards

Business cards are something you shouldn't leave your office without - whether you are travelling near or far. Your business cards should have your business name and current contact information for you. 

You should avoid carrying business cards with you that don't have updated contact information. Carrying outdated business cards can limit someone's ability to call or email with you, so be sure to keep this information accurate. 

Gym Towel and Bag

Your business trip may take you away from your home for a period of days, weeks, or longer. The stress and anxiety caused by travelling can be a lot on even the most experienced business person. 

You can relieve stress and improve your mood by visiting the gym and getting a workout in. A gym towel and bag are useful items because you can store your personal belongings in it while you are on a treadmill or lifting weights. 

Wrapping Up: Essentials During Travel for Business

Essentials during travel for business are essential to have in your bag the next time you are on the road for work. Before you leave on your trip, consider what you will be doing while you are gone and how what you are taking with, you will help. 

This will help you be more confident about your travel plans and your preparation before the big trip. Are you interested in learning other helpful tips and tricks to put to use on your next tube ride or plane trip? 

Check out our blog post section for other great information to use at your business!