Hotel Hacks

Business travelers have to travel constantly, it’s part of their job. This leads to spending a lot of time away from your own home, so it is important to find a hotel that makes us feel comfortable and the cozy feeling of our home.

Here you will find some hacks that will help you the next time you have to travel.

Try to stick with a single Hotel brand

Since you are going to be traveling you might as well get some points for it and some privileges to boot. Your company policies may make this more difficult, but do your best to stick with a single Hotel brand.

Use a credit card that will allow you to maximize your points

Your company (if traveling for work) is likely reimbursing you for your travel expenses (if they are not…quit and find a better place). If you can, use your personal credit card and start racking up the points.

Price isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing a hotel

Cleanliness, proximity to your destination, reviews, age of the hotel, whether you want breakfast included or not, etc all factor in. While your company’s travel policy may force you into the “cheapest” hotel, chances are there is some actual wiggle room there as long as it’s within reason.

Keep your computer’s firewall on when using the Hotel Internet

Practicing respect while traveling

Rear view of young guy with backpack standing outdoors with arms spread open against seascape. Man enjoying the view from the top of the mountain.

Respecting the locals and their culture is a great start to traveling responsible

Respecting local language and customs goes a long way.

By buying food, drinks, and souvenirs from locally owned businesses you contribute to growing the local economy.

Also, when you look for accommodation, you should choose locally run businesses that support a sustainable life for the locals.

It’s important to treat the eco systems and wildlife with respect

Animal tourism is a big problem all across the globe. Now, I have just talked about the importance of supporting local run businesses and make sure your money stays locally.

But is this a good thing if you are paying locals to run an unethical animal tourism business? Definitely not.

Whenever you attend animal attractions, make sure they are ethical towards the animals. I recommend staying away from zoos, aquariums, and animal rides all together. Further, it is a good rule of thumb to avoid any form of petting, holding, or taking selfies with wildlife.

Being environmentally friendly is important

I don’t think there is any need to say that respecting the environment is extremely important. Even so, it is a major problem across tourist destinations all over the world.

It is more important than ever to leave as small footprints as possible when you travel. If you do your small part, you can make a big difference.

Minor actions like taking your own shampoo and soap from home (preferably eco-friendly and cruelty-free) instead of using the ones in hotels, saying no to plastic straws, or traveling with your own reusable water bottle are things that go a long way.