How to pack your suitcase ?
Discover all our tips to complete your suitcase for a successful and hassle-free business trip
A LIGHT SUITCASE
If you wish to travel light you can rise to the challenge. The hotel’s dry cleaning service will be a godsend when you are travelling for more than a week.
Your suitcase must always be as light as possible, on wheels, and hand luggage must have a compartment into which a laptop may be easily inserted in order to avoid having to carry several bags.
A MINIMALIST TOILETRY BAG
It’s easy to find a transparent toiletry bag containing bottles which hold no more than 100ml for your moisturiser and aftershave/perfume. This means you can travel light and fit everything into your overhead compartment. The hotel will provide shower gel and shampoo.
In order to avoid creased garments when travelling, you can also opt for Tencel garments, an eco-friendly fabric which is extremely crease-resistant. Finally, hang your garments as soon as you unpack. It’s not necessary to pack hangers, the hotel will provide these.
AN UNDERSTATED WARDROBE
As for style, pack understated garments and coordinating colours and, if possible, those which don’t show dirt or marks easily. Finally, although this may take up a little more room, pack a second pair of shoes which are more casual than those you plan to wear for meetings.
These will be perfect for exploring the city in the evening.
LOOK IMMACULATE AT ALL TIMES
Don’t forget to pack a microfiber cloth, this will instantly give your glasses, smartphone and PC screen a brilliant shine.
PROTECT YOUR DATA
The first precaution is of course to scan your identification and travel documents, in order to make them accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. In addition, check that your electronic devices are password-protected, but also that access to your online accounts is not automatically accessible. Software is available, for example, which secures all your passwords, thanks to a unique and secure access. In general, avoid storing sensitive data on your devices, such as customer files or R&D documents.
Finally, software is available which enables you to erase data from your computer remotely - consider using this in the event of data theft.