Traveling for business purposes is not the same thing as being a tourist. First of all, you don’t get as much time to prepare. Tourist visits usually get planned months or even years in advance, while business trips often get decided on a short notice. Second, you have a clear main objective since day one. Now, unless you’re a culture/history buff and hope to see that one particular landmark or try that one activity, that won’t be the case with a regular trip.
Lastly, you’re doing everything on a tight schedule and on a tight budget. The time you spend there is, for the most part, company time and the money you spend is seldom money of your own but a business expense. Most importantly, sometimes, the planning of the trip depends on the country that you intend to visit, which gives you another thing to consider. With that in mind, here are five must-know tips for business travelers.