Here are some tips to make a long layover a productive part of your business trip or an extension of your vacation.
Research the Airport
Find out ahead of time if the airport where you will be spending your layover offers restaurants, shops, or other activities. Some airports have theaters, museums, gyms, and play areas for children. If you find yourself burdened by luggage, keep in mind many airports offer a service that allows bags to be held safely throughout the duration of your layover.
If you have a long time before your flight, find out the local tourist attractions close enough to explore. Before leaving, find out how long it would take to see these specific attractions. Many airports offer direct trains or buses so you can avoid expensive cab rides.
Most major airlines offer VIP clubs at large airports where you can enjoy a relaxing, up-scale environment complete with food and drink. If you are not already a member of a VIP club, inquire about a frequent flyer day pass.
Take a Walk
Exercise helps you relax and provides you with an energy boost so you can get through the rest of your trip. Explore the airport by taking a walk through public exhibits, window-shop, or people watch. Get some fresh air and restore circulation to your legs at the same time.
By using these tips as a guideline, you can better organize and prepare for your trip. Stay tuned to Travel Tip Tuesdays for more in-depth information about the best way to travel.
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