According to industry professionals, July is the busiest month for national and international travel, with more flights taking off from UK airports than at any other time of year. If working professionals aren’t off on their holidays, it’s likely that they’ll be joining the summer crush to reach their next business engagement. However, this doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. Review Travel has these tips for hassle-free business travel in the summer months:
Departure time and date
Whilst you may assume that the early bird catches the worm, the most popular travelling times vary between airports. When deciding what time you would prefer to travel, take into account the time of year, as airports and other modes of transport will be busy in the school holidays and during major cultural and sporting events.
Private airport lounges
Business lounges are a blessing for those who enjoy a more peaceful pre-flight experience, and are available to book no matter which class you are flying in. With free Wi-Fi, food, drink and other amenities, these areas are the perfect place to recharge and get some last minute preparation in for that big meeting.
Book meeting rooms
Meeting and conference rooms are often available at airports or local hotels for hire by the hour, allowing you to incorporate business directly into your travel plans. This cuts out journeys between distant venues and minimises time spent away from home.
Fast track passes
The majority of airports and airlines offer fast track options at relatively low prices. These allow you to bypass long security queues, board your flight before other passengers and transfer between connecting flights with minimum hassle. This gives you time to put your feet up in your pre-booked airport lounge before you travel.
The increased proliferation of technology in travel has many benefits for the business traveller, and the option to skip long border control queues using e-passport gates is one of them. Only over-18s are permitted to use this service, and as long as your passport has the chip required to access the gates, this should make for a speedy and hassle-free experience.