Work travellers who were gone 14 nights or more per month — compared to those gone one to six nights per month — had higher body mass index and were more likely to experience symptoms of anxiety, depression and alcohol dependence, according to a study by Harvard Business Review.
Here are 8 useful apps to pack for your next business trip to make it a less stressful, more memorable and enjoyable one.
Asana App Screenshots (credits Asana App Store)
Stay connected with your team
Asana is a work management platform that keeps your team organized and connected. Save time and meet deadlines by tracking and assigning projects on-the-go. Access and share documents real-time with your team to ensure they stay up to date.
DocuSign App Screenshots (credits Docusign App Store)
Reduce the paper weight
With DocuSign — electronic signature app, business travellers no longer need to worry about forgetting a document, lugging around bulky documents for meetings or missing out a signature. Fill, sign and send documents straight from your device. Furthermore, documents uploaded are fully encrypted at every stage which makes it safe and secure.
Evernote App Screenshots (credits Evernote App Store)
Take notes and keep them organized
Evernote allows you to create documents in transit and stay organised with minimal effort. Create and share agendas, memos, and presentations from your mobile device anytime, anywhere. Perfect for taking notes during business meetings and conferences, Evernote also acts as a portable scanner.
TripIt App Screenshots (credits TripIt App Store)
TripIt organizes all of your itineraries in one place and gives you timely reminders. Unlike other apps, TripIt can organize your plans no matter where you book. Forward all your confirmation emails to TripIt and have your master itinerary organised into your calendar!
5. Google Translate
Google Translate App Screenshots (credits Google Translate App Store)
Interact with the locals
Google Translate comes in especially handy when you are visiting a country for the first time or where you’re unfamiliar with the local language. Available in over 100 languages for written, spoken and instant camera translation as well as offline access, Google Translate is the must-have app to have for travelling the world.
NordVPN App Screenshots (credits NordVPN App Store)
Protect sensitive information
When travelling on the job, you will be accessing the internet a lot. However, this might not be safe as not all countries have well-regulated internet security. NordVPN is a fast, secure and affordable VPN solution that protects your information by keeping it anonymous and secure.
Bsafe App Screenshots (credits Bsafe App Store)
Bsafe acts as a support system so you're always safe. This is especially useful if you are a female travelling alone. The app makes loud siren noises to scare away perpetrators or even sends live video and audio stream to your selected contacts any time you activate the app via voice alarm.
Withlocals App Screenshots (credits Withlocals App Store)
Recharge with a Bleisure, or “bizcation”
Get the most out of your business trips by finding something exciting to do while you are at it. Withlocals lets you experience the local culture by booking unique city tours and food experiences that are curated by locals.
We hope you find our recommendations useful. Our team is also doing our part to simplify business travel for travellers and company administrators to search and book travel at a lower cost, manage trips and track business expenses on-the-go — all in one platform. Check us out here to see how we can help turn your next business travel into a seamless and hassle-free experience.