When Business Travelling, Why Not Go For Comfort Rather Than Style?


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I like to travel with business. Staying in swanky hotels in the lap of luxury can be a real perk, but after a few days of living out of a hotel room it can get tedious. There is an alternative that is growing in popularity.

I used to travel a lot on business. I’ve stayed in hotels all over the US, in Europe and in Africa. I felt, after about 3 days, I wanted to get home. I’d had enough of the dining, sitting in the lounge bar, or congregating in rooms with people I didn’t always choose to be with. I’d have given my right arm for an alternative. There is one!

I just found this post on CNN – Business travelers opt for homier digs on the road – and it discusses a growing phenomenon with business travellers that seems like just the ticket I desired: short-term corporate rentals.

There really is nothing like a home-cooked dinner, or lounging on a comfy sofa with my feet up. Things you can’t do out of a hotel. I’m not ashamed to say I like to relax in a t-shirt and sweat-pants in front of the TV after a hard days work. (Do you?) Hotels can’t give me that.

There are a growing number of homes-away-from home that business travellers are flocking to. They’re basically apartments where all the home comforts are available – there so you can shut the world out, relax, and watch Oprah (or whatever you choose to spend time doing).

On a recent trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, I stayed in a serviced apartment where I could wear comfy attire and not feel like a tramp. I cooked spaghetti and drank wine of my own choosing (at a fraction of the bar price.) Bliss.

So next time you’re planning an extended business trip, why not look for a short-term corporate rental? If your organization doesn’t currently allow you to use them, then ask them to. Speak about the well-being benefits. The cost is roughly the same and the advantages are far greater than a sterile hotel room!

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This post is part 3 of 0 in the series Business Travellers
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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Truthsayers Neurotech, the world's first Neurotech platform servicing the enterprise. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and Associate Member of the Agile Business Consortium.

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