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Whether you are travelling to Cambridge from another UK town or city, or from a little further afield, packing like a pro for your business trip is important.

Here, at Citystay, we have proudly hosted corporate travellers from around the globe. With this in mind, we’ve heard and seen first-hand that there’s an art to packing for business travel. In this blog post, we reveal our top tips for packing for your corporate trip, so you can really mean business during your Cambridge stay.

Choose the right luggage

The type of luggage you choose can make all the difference. There are countless options available, but beware, choosing luggage that is too compact could mean leaving vital items behind.

While baggage that’s too big could make for an uncomfortable journey. Whatever size of bag you choose, mobility matters as this handy guide reveals:

“Business travellers need to consider how easily they’ll be able to move their luggage around when navigating security lines and crowded terminals. You want something that’s light, with well-working wheels. 

Practice moving with the luggage around the store before you buy it… Anything that feels awkward or strange is likely going to be uncomfortable after an extended stretch of time. The more naturally the bag sits on your body, the easier it will be to carry.”

Lighten your load

In today’s eco-conscious society, reducing paper is becoming more achievable. Thanks to the latest technology, you don’t have to take your entire office and associated supplies with you.

Magazines, books, newspapers, and business documents also take up a lot of space, which isn’t great if you only have a certain amount of luggage to work with.

By syncing all your devices, you can leave paperwork at the office and only take essentials like your smartphone and laptop. Don’t forget your phone and laptop chargers!

Use every inch of suitcase space

It’s not just about what you pack but how well you pack it. Every inch of the space in your suitcase should be utilised well, but this doesn’t mean you have to over pack. 

Plan your work outfits and make a checklist of must-pack items to ensure you have everything you need before you start packing. Pack smart by rolling shirts and other clothing items, and store socks inside shoes to really make the most of all the space available.

Book a great place to stay

Your choice of accommodation can affect just what items you bring along with you on your business trip. Many business travellers choose to stick with the conventional hotel option, but a stay in a serviced apartment unlocks many more advantages. Find out more about how serviced apartments compare to hotels.

Serviced apartments provide the best accommodation for business trips. In addition to giving you the freedom, flexibility and space you need to feel right at home throughout your stay, a serviced apartment has facilities that you don’t find or have to pay extra for in a hotel.

With a serviced apartment you have access to laundry facilities, meaning your business wear wardrobe can be more selective. As your home away from home, a serviced apartment ensures a comfortable stay and could mean less to pack thanks to its long list of facilities and services.

Discover a place to call home for your business trip to Cambridge by browsing our centrally located, fully equipped and utterly luxurious serviced apartments. Book direct with us and you’ll receive a free bottle of wine to enjoy during your stay.