If you are a frequent flyer, air travel, it goes without saying, has turned out to be more complicated as there has been greater enforcement of rigid luggage rules and security checks becoming more thorough and longer. Even business travelers who go by bus or train or frequent travelers are not spared of stressful experience caused due to unhealthy and unpleasant travel environments and added travel costs.
It makes us imagine why one would ever want to leave home or their comfort zone with such anxiety, stress, and pressure. Here is a new book on the stands on business travel: Business Travel Success– How to Reduce Stress, Be More Productive and Travel with Confidence by Carol Margolis. The author of the book, being the CEO of a global consulting firm for 25 years, is a frequent business traveler and loved business trips. Business travel that seemed exciting for her at first started to wreak havoc on her financial position, personal relationships, and more importantly, health. Eliciting personal travel experience, alongside the other 50 million US travelers who take a trip for work each year, Carol Margolis has assayed what Jack Can-field, co–author of the famous self–help book series ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’, describes as “the bible for corporate travelers”.
This 256–page book is the go–to guide for active business travelers, from driving, flying, bus riding and train. The book is sprinkled with important tips on how to ascertain the cheapest hotel rates, how to dress for business occasions, and how travel budget can be extended. The book also gets into the nuts and bolts of packing such as hobo method or bundle, and even how baking soda can replace deodorant and toothpaste!
The book, available both as paperback as well as Kindle edition, has some interesting tips on how to get away from the unwanted and sometimes fetid presence of flight seatmates. There are a few chapters dealing entirely with traveler needs including health and fitness, safety, social media, personal issues and much more.
Team Tripeur rates Business Travel Success 4.5 on a scale of 5 as it serves as a self–discovery tool for both new as well as the old road warriors. Travelling for pleasure, in any sense, is not the same as travelling for business, and this book strikes the right cord between ‘pleasure’ and ‘bleisure’. In conclusion, this book is real fun, and should be on the bookshelf of every HR’s or travel manager’s library.