Business Trips

Never before in the history of the world have businessmen traveledso much as they do today. It is not surprising because we areliving in a world of growing international trade and expandingeconomic and technical cooperation. Fascinating though it is fortourist travelling, however, has become the most tiring of allthe occupations for many businessmen and experts. Choosing acomfortable hotel to stay at is, therefore, a matter of someimportance. There are plently of good hotels, motels, and guesthouses, in the world, conviently located for major businesscenters. Many developing countries, such as India, Egypt,Nigeria, Lybia, etc have excellent hotels. Their numerousfacilities include both: large and small cocktail barber_s shopsand conference halls, equipped with simultaneous, multilingualtranslation systems. There are parking areas which can accomodatea lot of cars. It might be useful for travelling businessmen andtourists to know that tailor shops, shoe repair shops andlaundry, dry cleaning services are available for guests. Peoplein the office help guests to book train or steamer tickets andrent a car. They are also ready to give all necessary information.Nowadays people who go on business mostly travel by air as it isthe fastest means of travelling. Passengers are requested toarrive at the airport 2 hours before departure time oninternational flights and an hour on domestic flights as theremust be enough time to complete the necessary airportformalities. Passengers must register their tickets, weigh in andregister the luggage. Most airlines have at least 2 classes oftravel: first class and economy class which is cheaper. Eachpassenger of more than 2 years of age has a free luggageallowance. Generally this limit is 20kg for economic classpassenger and 30kg for first class passenger. Excess luggage mustbe paid for except for some articles that can be carried free of

charge. Each passenger is given a boarding pass to be shown atgeparture gate and again to the stewardess when boarding theplane. Watch the electric sign flashes when you are on board,when the “Fasten Seat Belts” sign goes on do it promptly and alsoobey the “No Smoking” signal. Do not forget your personal effectswhen leaving the plane.