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What to do with your downtime: Key business travel tips

Posted By Holly On November 28, 2013

Making the most of your downtime plays an important role in business travel. What to do with your downtime: Key business travel tips

When you're travelling around the country for work, it can be difficult finding something to do during those long periods of downtime en-route to your destination.

Whether you're flying or driving, there are plenty of ways you can make the most of these long stretches of time.

With these handy business travel tips under your belt, you'll be able to arrive at your long term accommodation feeling refreshed and ready for whatever your day holds.

Rest and relaxation

If you know you've got a long day ahead of you, any downtime you do have during your journey is a good time to get in some extra rest and relaxation.


"If you're looking for another way to relax, try loading up your phone or tablet with a variety of audio materials. Audiobooks, podcasts and music can be a great way to pass the time until you get to your destination, keeping you relaxed and occupied with something fun.


A power nap of around 20-30 minutes is a good way to catch up on those crucial lost hours of sleep and help get your brain working back at full capacity again, which can come in handy if you've got an important presentation or meeting to get through.

It's important to note, however, that napping for longer than 30 minutes can leave you feeling less energised and more unfocused once you wake up. You may want to set an alarm to help you ease out of your nap at the right moment.

If you're looking for another way to relax, try loading up your phone or tablet with a variety of audio materials. Audiobooks, podcasts and music can be a great way to pass the time until you get to your destination, keeping you relaxed and occupied with something fun.

Catching up on work

Of course, these moments of downtime during travel are also a good opportunity to catch up on work or get ahead for the day's schedule. You can go through emails, read important documents and get some work done while you wait.

Even if you have nothing to catch up on, some travellers may find it helpful to create a check-list of what needs to be done once they reach their destination. This ensures you arrive fully prepared and ready to go, and it gives you something to do during your travel downtime.


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