If you happen to have the type of job where you have to travel often then you probably appreciate it if when you travel in a car or on a plane, that your trip goes smoothly so that you can focus on the business at hand once you get there. If you follow the tips listed here you may be able to make your business trip a lot more tolerable.
One of the things you should always do is make sure that if you are traveling by plane that you have your seats pre-booked and make sure that you print out and keep your booking information, especially if you happen to book online.
When you first check in try asking for a certain seat where you might feel more comfortable. If you have travel often then you should know that there can be differences in the seats in business class and first class and make sure you see if you can't get what fits you best.
Make sure that you are aware of any rules and regulations there might be about bringing equipment that can set up telecom services like a VPN device. You don't want to find out after you have boarded the plane that these are not allowed to be used.
It is never a good idea to put your laptop with your other luggage in the hold section. Even if you don't plan on using it while you are on the plane. The last thing you want is for your laptop and all of your important business documents to be lost.
Make sure that if you are going overseas that you have something large enough to hold all of your money, ID and passport yet small enough to carry with you at all times when you are on your business trip.
Buy yourself a small travel bag that is small enough to be a carry on yet big enough to hold your laptop, charger, your cell phone, a days worth of clothing in case that your luggage gets lost or stolen while on your trip.
You should also take your own Ethernet cable with you for your laptop, although it's true that most hotels have their own, there is no telling if the cable they provide is working. This is also especially important if the hotel doesn't offer WiFi.
You should also make sure that you have plenty of paper and pens with you. There's no telling when you might not have a chance at recharging your laptops battery or there may be no easy access to plugging in your computer so you should be ready to take old fashion notes.
Wherever you are going, whatever you are doing for your business trip it is vitally important that you are prepared for anything that you might run into that could jeopardize the entire trip.