Are you a frequent business traveller who loves the busy, fulfilling life of travelling everywhere to negotiate your deals, but hates the lot of twists that comes with it? Do you want to stay focused and productive and be able to combine work and leisure in traveling for business purpose? Having a business travel to Barcelona, Spain means that you can enjoy a glimpse of attractive Mediterranean weather, culture, and people. Doing business with Spaniards, eating at a local eatery, and visiting the city’s attractions are something you can’t miss.
How to stay productive during your business travel in Barcelona?
Detailed, but flexible agenda
First of all, is to plan your trip considering every detail not only those you consider the most important, but also the most important for the people you are going to do business with. Unless you are a Spaniard, attending a business meeting with Spaniards requires you to understand the customs and habits. As a general rule of thumb, Spaniards are generally interested in building a relationship and becoming acquainted with you before you proceed with a business talk. Meetings with Spaniards will need you to be more flexible with your agenda.
Time is money
Book meet and assist services in Barcelona airport especially if it’s your first travel here. The faster lanes can save you an hour at the airport. Book a comfortable transfer to guarantee a smooth arrival to a hotel (taxis strike happen quite often in Barcelona).
Spending the whole day research for the cheapest hotel near your conference location? Checking forever on Yelp, Hotels.com and Airbnb to find the best place you might visit if you just happen to have extra time after the meeting? Before you leave for a new locale, there’s always a lot of things you’d look into. The advice from locals is always can save you a lot of time and stress, especially if it is professional in addition. In Kakdoma BCN we can select a business hotel near the tourist spots, a luxury, affordable, modern-looking accommodation putting your priorities first, understand what’s important for you and help you to book wisely beforehand.
Smart using of technology
What’s the fastest way to get to Sagrada Familia? The City Mapper app will make it easy for you by telling you how to get to your destination by bicycle, foot, train, bus, taxi, and even Metro and FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat), the app will also tell you which coach to choose depending on where you want to go. With MyTaxi, you can easily and quickly book, pay for and rate your taxi! Discover unique recommendations, gain local insight using The CultureTrip App: the best restaurant guides, travel tips and highlights for every country. The Tripadvisor’s app The Fork will help you to select and book restaurants. From restaurants to bars, lifestyle to arts, local shops to international clubs, TimeOut covers it all!
One problem with business travellers is that their phones are always loaded with thousands of apps. To increase your productivity, you want to rid useless apps and select the best. Keep Google Maps, Apple Pay, and others depending on where you’re heading. What really makes life easier for the traveler is the omnicanality. The technology applied to business travel has evolved a lot in recent years and business travellers want technology, but without forgetting the human factor. No app, no phone can understands you better than a person. Use the personal assistant to arrange your travel, take a profit from a local know-how, speak with the person who speaks your language, who will meet your every need and save your time.
Charge everything completely
Before the night of departure, you should charge everything – your phone, laptop, ipad, kindles completely. Charge the essentials that you will need during your trip, and put them beside your wallet and keys somewhere extremely visible. You want to make sure that during your waits you have computer don’t die on your most important document. You’ll find great piece of mind and productivity knowing that you have the battery power you need to make calls you have scheduled.
You should always know what to pack in your suitcase, and how to pack them. Pack toiletries with less than 3.4oz of liquids in a clear bag to speed up security checks, following the 3-1-1 rule. Have a list of essentials that you can pack accordingly to every time to ensure nothing is missed out.
Believe it or not, you’ll actually get served better if you dress nicely, and if you happen to lose you luggage on the way, you won’t end up in a meeting in jeans too.
Eat and sleep accordingly
Keep a healthy, high functioning body is essential to keep your productivity boosts high up. On the plane, remember to keep yourself hydrated. Instead of eating greasy snacks, turn to convenient but healthy foods.
Use the concierge service
Concierges could be your best travel assistant on any business travel you’re making. They are able to offer you the best recommendations in town without you wasting time on multiple apps to research for information. They can take care of things that you don’t have time to care about. Travel assistants are becoming the new trend of business travel. Be one of the first-movers!
For most frequent business travellers, working & travelling at the same time is inevitable. However, with the tips above, you can always avoid counterproductivity and make the most of your journey.
We wish you to success and enjoy your business travel to Barcelona!