BRIAN FERDINAND: TIPS FOR CREATING THE IDEAL BUSINESS TRIP EXPERIENCE
As you prepare for your upcoming business trip, you can’t help but to wonder how you can make this trip as smooth as possible. How can you make sure that you stay physically safe and healthy during the current global COVID-19 pandemic? Here is a rundown on how you can maximize your upcoming business trip from a health standpoint in the coming months, according to travel expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article.
COPING WITH COVID-19 WHILE TRAVELING FOR BUSINESS
Given that the COVID-19 pandemic still poses a threat to today’s business travelers, it’s a wise idea to book a corporate housing unit versus a hotel room. Brian Ferdinand, the managing partner of CorpHousing Group, shares in the recently published article that hotels face unique struggles during the pandemic for a couple of reasons. First, hotels typically experience frequent guest turnover, which leaves little time to sanitize rooms between guests’ stays. Second, hotel lobbies can quickly fill up with guests, thus making it nearly impossible to consistently practice social distancing.
However, with corporate housing, you don’t have to deal with these challenges. Corporate housing stays are typically a few weeks to a few months long, so guest turnover doesn’t happen as frequently. This leaves plenty of time for your reserved unit to be cleaned before you occupy it. In addition, you won’t have to worry about navigating crowds, which reduces your chances of contracting the coronavirus.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR ENHANCING YOUR BUSINESS TRIP
Another way to protect yourself against COVID-19 during your business trip is to use sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer gel liberally. For instance, feel free to sanitize yourself while you’re sitting on a plane or riding in Uber vehicles. Be sure to also use sanitizer in other common areas where multiple people have likely touched the same surfaces. And when possible, try to use touchless kiosks and electronic keys.
In addition, be sure to bring multiple backup masks with you, especially if they are mandatory in the city to which you are traveling. In fact, you may want to also bring extender straps to improve your comfort long term when you’re donning masks.
Finally, when you’re traveling, try to choose an airline that still mandates open middle seats, as this will reduce your exposure to COVID-19.
All in all, by following the abovementioned tips, you can remain on the healthiest path possible during each business trip you take in the months and years ahead.
Gareth Willmot is a serial weird festival collector, coffee snob and a neurotic last-minute traveller who is passionate about marketing, ultramarathons and yoga.