For many entrepreneurs, business travel entails rushing: an early flight, landing just in time to commute to meetings, then reversing the route. The adage that time is money means working on your laptop and catching up on calls while on the road.
But if you have a little extra time at a destination, you can combine business with pleasure and have a bit of a holiday as well as explore a new eatery, says Dawn Weir, head of Kulula work.
Her suggestion: take along the exercise kit of your choice, get your heart-rate up and then relax over a good meal. “You might only have a few hours to yourself, but a yoga class, a swim, run or a walk can clear the cobwebs and help you focus on your next presentation or meeting.
“The link between exercise and mental alertness is well-documented. And of course, there’s the thrill of finding a new favourite restaurant or dish that the locals have kept to themselves.”
What better way to step away from one meeting and prepare for the next one than by spending a little free time in or next to the sea, and sampling some local cuisine?