Four Reasons Why You Should Book a Corporate Holiday

We are fast approaching the final months of the year. This is a time to look back and reflect on your achievements, and that also applies to companies. For many organizations, the end of the year will be busier than usual, so if you want to reward and motivate your team, why not consider booking them into a corporate holiday? Here you will find the main reasons why this is a great idea.

 Build team spirit
Regardless of how long you have been working with your team, it is always a good idea to look out for new ways of strengthening team spirit among your staff members. Corporate holidays are a great way of promoting team building and getting to know your employees outside their roles in the office. Most corporate holidays, such as the packages offered by companies like Transun, include dedicated team work activities to help you achieve that objective. As you know, a positive working atmosphere is an invaluable tool and no manager should skimp on this.

Extend your business network
The fact that you are away on a corporate holiday does not mean that the business side of things is totally out of the picture. Being in a different location can be seen as a great opportunity to increase your business contacts and do some networking. You never know where business opportunities will be, so don’t forget to keep your eyes open while you are away.

De-stress
It might seem obvious, but the main point of taking a corporate holiday is to take a welcome break from the highly pressurized world of business. Stress is one of the worse enemies of productivity and efficiency. According to Business Matters magazine, stress in the workplace costs UK businesses more than £3.7 billion a year. When you book with a dedicated company like Transun, you can choose from a range of relaxing activities for your corporate holiday, including wilderness walks in the Scandinavian forests, ice fishing, or a night safari to watch the Northern Lights.

A great way to show your appreciation
Last but not least, taking your employees on a corporate break is a great way of saying thank you for all the hard work they have done during the year. Showing your appreciation will go a long way, as employees that feel valued are more loyal and committed. Take a look at Transun’s range of short breaks for example, and start planning your corporate holiday today

Business Travel and the Briefcase

If you travel for business, then you understand the decision between traveling light and traveling prepared. However, more importantly, we’ve found that certain considerations should be made for optimal and ease of business travel. Understanding that the briefcase will be used at all times on your trip, this is what we will be looking at.

Top Handle
If you have not put any thought to it, you must think we are crazy to talk about the top handle as an important briefcase function. For longer trips, we find that businessmen usually bring a briefcase with a strap. These briefcases may not have a top handle, and it is our proposition that no top handle when moving about is dreadfully annoying.

When you are getting out of a cab, moving between offices and getting up from your seat quickly, the first thing you grab is the top handle. Briefcases without a top handle will be grabbed by the strap, which is lengthy and will dangle from side to side. The bottom line is that a top handle is required for effective travel.

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Detachable Strap
Similar to the above, because of the preference of taking the weight off your hand and also freeing your hand for flexibility, a strap is usually needed for business travel. While not required, we greatly prefer the briefcases with a detachable strap. Typically, in business, a strap is unprofessional and sloppy. When dangled unused from the sides of a briefcase, it detracts from the clean professional look that you want to portray.

Suitcase Handle Flap
Some suitcases have a flap at the back of the suitcase that allows you to slip it over a suitcase handle. This is invaluable for travel as it allows you to free up your shoulder and hand so it is more comfortable or if you need to use it hold on to a railing, press an elevator button, sign paperwork, etc. Most suitcases have a rear slot where you can slide paperwork in, the best ones have an additional slot that pokes through the bottom, or a zipper bottom that can allow the rear slot to double as a suitcase handle flap. This feature isn’t advertised often, so definitely do your research before you buy. We typically check PerfectBag to confirm our needs are met before buying.

Overall, preferences aside, we feel that these three features are worth consideration when looking for a briefcase for travel.