Business trips are often taxing since those taking them are trying to mix travel with everyday work and one of the major requirements is being able to still have access to the network of your company via laptop, phone or tablet and knowing that you can do so safely and securely, perhaps by a virtualized desktop, VPN, or company or cloud servers. Whatever method you use the key to being able to stay productive while traveling is being able to get the info you require and store your work securely.
Another good tip is to embrace the idea of alternative accommodation on your trip. You do not necessarily have to stay at a corporate hotel and there are many private rental accommodations that are a good deal cheaper while still providing excellent services including cleaning and being met at the airport.
Make sure that you have the right application on your tablet or smartphone to allow you to be able to manage your accounts and any other crucial files in real time no matter where you are. The right software enables you to make crucial decisions without even having to make a call.