So much of business is preparation and that goes for business trips.
– Allow plenty of time to prepare before a business trip if possible. This can help you mentally and physically prepare for the stress and complications of travel
– Plan your flight times well and have all your details in writing making copies that you can leave with someone at the office in case you lose yours
– Get visas well ahead of time. For my last trip to China it took two months to get the special visas (yes I needed two visas) that I needed to access the Olympic venues I needed for my work
– Make sure you are clear on your objectives, if you arrive in another country with only vague ideas you may come away with the same vagueness.