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The Benefits of Environmentally Friendly Transport

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As the number of cars on our roads continues to increase, it’s important for everyone to make an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. The cars we drive are one of the leading causes of CO2 emissions – a major contributor to climate change. Many people are interested in using eco-friendly transport as much as possible to help preserve our environment.  (more…)

11 Business Travel Health Tips For Frequent Travellers

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Staying healthy while travelling for work can be a challenge. Between the blur of jetlag and sleepless nights, dining out with clients, hectic schedules and lack of exercise, business travel can take a toll on your health if you’re not careful

Thankfully, healthy habits are easier to integrate into your business travel than you may realise. Being conscious and aware of the decisions you make throughout your business trip can make a significant difference. Let’s look at some of the healthy actions you can take to prioritise your wellbeing while travelling for work. 

Eating Healthy While Travelling for Business

Business Travel Health Tip #1: Don’t Skip Breakfast

Food gives us the energy we need to feel our best and stay productive. Skipping breakfast is never a good idea, especially if you’re on the go. You’ll find yourself needing to eat more later in the day, increasing the chance you’ll grab whatever unhealthy options are available. If you cannot stomach a large, nutritious breakfast first thing in the morning, drink a smoothie or make a light and refreshing fruit salad. 

Business Travel Health Tip #2: Prepare Healthy Snacks

When travelling for business, it’s easy to fall into the trap of eating unhealthy and overpriced food at odd hours. Unfortunately, this can sap our energy and leave us more vulnerable to illness. 

Eating healthy while travelling for business is much easier when you plan ahead. Travelling with light and healthy snacks will ensure you have something nutritious on hand when hunger inevitably strikes. We recommend packing non-perishable food for travel, such as mixed nuts, muesli bars or trail mix. Perishable food might include fresh fruits and raw veggies. 

Business Travel Health Tip #3: Stay Hydrated

Staying healthy while travelling for work means keeping your H2O levels topped up. Water is a powerful elixir. Not only can it help relieve the symptoms of jet lag and fatigue, but it can also boost your immune system, rejuvenate dehydrated skin, as well as ease thirst and irritability. 

We recommend drinking as much water as possible when travelling. Choosing water over a soft drink, juice and alcohol reduces the number of calories you consume and you’ll find yourself eating less since our bodies often confuse thirst for hunger. For even more health benefits, try adding lemon to your water. 

Business Travel Health Tip #4: Eat Healthier Meals Out

Dining out is almost unavoidable during business travel. Thankfully, in most Australian cities, it’s possible to find restaurants that offer fresh ingredients and healthier meals. Skip appetisers and dessert.

Business Travel Health Tip #5: Dine In

If you enjoy cooking, skip a few meals out and cook your own healthy meal in your hotel room’s kitchen. Simply head to the local grocery store to pick up fresh options and whip up something easy and nutritious. 

Business Travel Health Tip #6: Increase Your Vitamin Intake

From all the handshakes at business events to the recycled aeroplane air, it’s extra important while travelling for business to keep your immune system strong. To make it easy to remember to take them, place your daily multivitamins and probiotics in a clear plastic bag with your toothbrush. 

Business Travel Health Tip #7: Avoid Alcohol

It can be easy to drink more alcohol than you should when travelling for business. Between airport lounges, hotel happy hours and entertaining clients after work, the number of drinks (and calories) can really add up, quicker than you might expect. Limit the number of alcoholic drinks you consume each day and plan ahead. Why? Not only do alcoholic drinks contain a huge amount of calories, they can also cloud your judgement and impact your ability to enjoy a restful sleep.

How To Stay Fit While Travelling For Work

Business Travel Health Tip #8: Make Time To Exercise

A lack of exercise when travelling can be extremely damaging to your health. Before booking your hotel, check whether there’s a gym, park, trail or swimming pool nearby to keep you on track with exercise. 

Don’t skip working out because you don’t have enough time. Make time — even if you have to break it into chunks of 15 minutes, twice a day. Whatever you choose, plan your schedule accordingly and you might even be able to take advantage of your jet lag with an early morning run or late night training session. Giving your body the exercise it deserves and your mind a break will help you better manage the stress of business travel.

Take the stairs whenever possible. You can even try doing a few discreet laps around the airport while making your preflight phone calls. 

An extra tip: If you pack workout clothing and shoes, you’ll find it easier to fit in exercise time during your business trip. 

Bonus Business Travel Health Tips

Business Travel Health Tip #9: Prioritise Sleep

Getting enough sleep is crucial to performing well on your business trip. But getting your forty winks can be a challenge when you’re travelling. Whether you’re battling with a long flight, a timezone change, an uncomfortable hotel bed or a noisy room, you’re almost guaranteed to fall behind on sleep. Here are some ideas to set yourself up for sleep success:

  • Power down all your electronic devices at least half an hour before bed, to give your body the chance to release melatonin and make you drowsy
  • Take a hot shower one to two hours before bed
  • Practice deep breathing exercises
  • Drink a cup of chamomile or peppermint tea
  • Head to the hotel gym to exercise before bed
  • Resist the urge to check emails at bedtime and let yourself rest

Business Travel Health Tip #10: Wash Your Hands

To avoid falling ill on your business trip, wash your hands thoroughly whenever you get a chance, especially before eating. Pack a hand sanitiser and vitamin C in your carry-on luggage. 

Business Travel Health Tip #11: Minimise Stress

Arriving at your airport ahead of time can help alleviate unnecessary stress. To minimise stress when travelling for work:

  • Plan your transport ahead of time – Booking a vehicle through a reliable transport company such as Hughes Limousines will ensure you arrive on time to your next destination
  • Pack your luggage a few days before your flight, rather than last minute – Use a checklist to make sure you don’t forget any essential items
  • Plan to arrive at the airport early – For long international flights, plan your transport so that you arrive at the airport two to three hours before takeoff. For domestic flights, plan to arrive one to two hours before your flight. This will ensure that you clear customs, security, and arrive at your gate in time for boarding.

Contact Hughes Limousines on 1300 615 165 today to book your very own chauffeured vehicle and reduce your stress when travelling for work. Hughes Limousines offers luxury chauffeured transportation options throughout Australia, including executive and luxury European sedans, large people movers and mini-coaches. 

5 Qualities Of An Exceptional Chauffeur Driver

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An exceptional chauffeur service adds an extra dimension of comfort and luxury to business travel. But how do you know whether you are dealing with a quality chauffeur company? In this article, we answer the question ‘what is a chauffeur’, dispel some of the myths regarding chauffeurs vs drivers, and take a look at the top 10 qualities of an exceptional chauffeur driver. (more…)

How To Make Your Business Trip Productive

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Looking for ways to make your next business trip super productive? Here are three reasons why business travel can actually be helpful for your productivity, plus five productive things to do on a business trip to make sure you’re making the most of your time on the road. (more…)

Top 8 Sydney Restaurants With A View

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There’s no doubt about it ⁠— Sydney is filled with breathtaking views. Nothing takes food to the next level like an amazing view. Whether you’re visiting Sydney for a short while or you’re a local, here are the very best water view restaurants Sydney has to offer. (more…)

Top 5 Fantastic Day Tours From Brisbane

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Are you planning a visit to south-east Queensland soon? Renowned for its relaxed approach to life, southeast Queensland is famous for its breathtaking green scenery and glorious white sand beaches. In this article, we explore the best day trips from Brisbane and offer ideas to help you make the most out of your time in this beautiful little corner of the world with great places to explore, relax and unwind. (more…)

Top 5 Wondrous Day Tours From Adelaide

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Planning a trip to Adelaide? Renowned for its glorious fine wine, South Australia is brimming with stunning places to explore and delicious culinary delights to sample, making it the perfect destination for gourmet food lovers. Nature lovers will find plenty of enjoy from SA’s the jaw-dropping beauty of its coastline to its lush wine country. We explore the best experiences with our list of day trips from Adelaide. (more…)

Top 8 Canberra Weekend Escapes

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It’s been a long week, but finally the weekend is here! Fortunately, Canberra is the perfect gateway to explore some of the continent’s most stunning natural beauty. Journey a little bit outside Australia’s capital and you’ll discover world-class wine regions, gorgeous mountain scenery, pristine bays, and glorious beaches. (more…)

Quarantine Laws For Business Travellers

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The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources works with industry, the community and our state and territory governments to maintain Australia’s clean and wholesome food supply, both at home and abroad. Australia’s biosecurity system protects our human, plant and animal health by reducing the risk of diseases and unwanted pests arriving in the country. Because we all benefit, we all also have a role to play. (more…)

Top Five Corporate Travel Trends for 2018

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Globalisation has led to important changes in several industries around the world, including in the corporate travel world. Things like artificial intelligence, mobile technologies, biometrics and a ‘sharing’ economy are shaping up to play a huge part in the future of our business travel services. Here we take a look at the top 5 corporate travel trends for 2018. (more…)

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