Not only can we take the stress out of planning and booking your business travel, we've also got some travel hacks to help while you're travelling. If you travel a lot for business, then check out some of Corporate Traveller's favourite travel apps, products and tips, which are guaranteed to make your next business trip a little bit easier.
1. HEATHROW EXPRESS APP
Download the Heathrow Express smartphone app to check the times of forthcoming departures and get live service updates. Star Alliance Gold status holders and BA Executive Club Gold Guest List Members can upgrade to Business First Class on Heathrow Express, and passengers can also collect Avios points when booking tickets on the fastest route from central London to the UK’s busiest airport.
Heathrow Express is a preferred supplier of Corporate Traveller, so for the best rates, book via YOUR.CT.
2. MEET AND GREET
For frequent travellers looking to skip the transfer bus and arrive at the airport in style, the meet and greet service by Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is the ideal solution. Just drive to the designated meeting point at the airport’s terminal, hand your keys to the awaiting chauffeur and head to the check-in desks while your car is parked for you. On arrival back to the UK, a driver will be waiting outside the terminal with your car.
APH is a preferred supplier of Corporate Traveller, so for the best rates, book via YOUR.CT.
3. TUNE IN
The new Libratone GO range features a selection of colourful portable speakers so travellers can play their favourite tunes on the go. Easily set up on Google Play and/or the App Store, the speakers are splash proof, have 10 hours of battery life, offer 360° sound and can connect to other Bluetooth speakers.
Priced from £109-£139, from www.libratone.com, John Lewis and Amazon.
4. DON’T BOTTLE IT
Ditch the plastic and pack a handy shampoo soap bar instead. This one from Natural Soap Company contains coconut milk and a wonderful cocktail of nourishing oils to give hair a treat from root to tip. It lasts for ages and is much more convenient that messing about with bottles.
Priced £3.95 for 100g or £2 for 50g, www.naturalsoap.co.uk.
5. GET PACKING
Those who fall into the ‘organised traveller’ category swear by packing cubes, which save time and maximise space in luggage, meaning packing is easy and unpacking is a breeze. The Dot&Dot Travel Packing Cubes range comes in different sizes. Some are large enough for clothes (each cube compresses fabric, enabling more to be fitted in) and some smaller ones are suitable for toiletries and accessories.
Priced from £16. Stockists include Amazon.