Whether you’re traveling from or to a hurricane-prone destination, your business travel should be planned with extra care during August, September and October. Follow these tips to ensure your trip goes smoothly, no matter what the weather has in mind.
- Invest in travel insurance. Insuring your trip gives you peace of mind and makes it easier to reschedule your travel for after hurricane season.
- Keep a close eye on the weather. Hurricanes are, for the most part, predictable. Staying informed on upcoming weather in your departure and arrival cities will help inform your travel plans.
- Pack for inclement weather. Hurricane season brings with it severe weather, even when the threat of a hurricane passes. Prepare for rain, wind and power outages with the right clothing as well as extra laptop batteries, solar charger for your phone and physical currency.
- Be prepared to stay in your destination. When the weather is worse than originally expected, you may have to stay in your destination longer than planned for. Using a travel agent to plan your business travel makes last-minute changes easier.
- Share your travel plans. It’s even more important than usual to let family and coworkers know where you’re traveling to and how long you’ll be there during hurricane season. This way, they’ll know where to contact you in case of inclement weather and can plan for last-minute changes to your itinerary ahead of time.
- Know the emergency plan. The airports, accommodations and venues you’re visiting are used to the threat of hurricanes. Learn their emergency plans so you are ready in the event a hurricane does hit your locale.