We’ve previously shared 9 travel quotes to inspire business travellers. But sometimes we all need an extra dose of inspiration – especially if we’re stuck in the daily grind, rushing from airport to meeting to the railway station to networking event. So we’ve put together a list of 9 more inspirational to help you rediscover the excitement of business travel.
Grab yourself a coffee and take a few minutes to check out this list of 9 inspirations quotes. Make the best start to your next trip!
1. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” (Henry Miller)
It’s easy to get wrapped up in where you’re going on business, but the value often lies in what you’ll see when you get there, and that simply can’t be experienced via email or video conference.
2. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” (Martin Buber)
Think your next business trip is all about that one meeting? Think again. Other opportunities will arise during the visit, and they may just turn out to be the best thing about it.
3. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” (Robert Frost)
If others in the business have dismissed a particular destination, be the one to head there and prove they’re missing out.
4. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” (James Michener)
Travelling for work requires research and the ability to be humble in the face of different cultures. Sound like too big an ask? Then you may as well stay behind that desk.
5. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” (Pat Conroy)
A successful business trip lives long in the memory and has lasting commercial benefits for the business. You’ll be talking about it for years to come.
6. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” (Aldous Huxley)
It’s easy to develop an opinion of a person, country or foreign business from behind a computer monitor. Go out and experience them first hand, and you may find out just how wrong you were.
7. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” (Mark Twain)
Businesses thrive when they are open-minded. You can become the most open-minded employee of them all if you regularly travel. That’s one hell of a bullet point on your CV.
8. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” (St. Augustine)
How much could you be missing out on by not travelling for your business? Commercial opportunities extend far wider than you may think.
9. “Travel is an investment in yourself” (Nyssa P. Chopra)
Psst: business travel doesn’t just benefit the company for whom you currently work; it’s an investment in your development and may lead to further opportunities elsewhere.