Anyone who travels a lot for business swears by one or two trip-improving tools. We asked some of BCD Travel’s frequent travelers for their favorites. They love the convenience and safety of on-the-go Wi-Fi hotspots, Bluetooth-enabled luggage locks and personal filters for clean drinking water. Check out their short list, and be inspired!
1. Undo dry air
Not everyone can sleep well in cold and dry air-conditioned hotel rooms. Pack a portable humidifier to return moisture to the air, and you won’t wake up feeling like a raisin. Some models are no larger than the palm of your hand and use a conventional half-liter water bottle as a tank. It couldn’t be simpler.
2. Connect securely anywhere
Frequent travelers know this situation: You have time to get work done between meetings, but you don’t have secure Wi-Fi. The solution: Create your own Wi-Fi hotspot with a wireless local area network (WLAN). Look for one with no roaming fees, fast data transfer and secure access.
3. Clean water everywhere
Tap water isn’t tasty or safe everywhere you travel. But how can you stay hydrated without leaving behind a trail of single-serve plastic bottles? The answer is a reusable bottle outfitted with a filter. Simply fill it with tap water, press down the filter, and clean drinking water is ready in a flash.
4. Lock luggage smartly
Use a Bluetooth-enabled luggage lock, and you don’t have to remember codes or carry keys. All you need is your smartphone and the corresponding app. A bonus: The app will ping you if you leave your suitcase behind.
5. Let your suitcase carry itself
An autonomously moving suitcase adds a touch of sci-fi to your business trips. It follows you like a robot valet—no pulling, pushing or carrying. Plus, a Bluetooth lock, digital luggage scale and mobile device charger are all integrated into this very smart suitcase.
6. Put a projector in your pocket
Want to make sure you’ll be able to show off your company’s new product video—even in a poorly equipped meeting space? Bring a projector with you. Some of the latest devices are small enough to fit in a pocket. Get a Bluetooth- or Wi-Fi-enabled mini-projector, and you won’t even need a cable.
7. Steam away wrinkles
No matter how well you pack your suitcase, your shirt, suit or skirt always ends up creased. A travel steamer defeats the wrinkles so you’ll look sharp for your presentation.
Looking for more ways to simplify life on the road? Check out the traveler-centric innovations in BCD Travel’s award-winning TripSource® app. And ask how BCD can helpyour program create great trip experiences.