Holidays are rapidly approaching, and that means crazy hectic times ahead--especially if you are planning to fly to your destination. As you prepare for the holidays, take some extra precautions to ensure that you're moving at your best, most efficient speed.

Premium travel service DUFL offers these 7 best tips to survive holiday business travel.

1. Don't fly on a Monday morning

While Mondays are, in general, notoriously bad for making your way through super busy airports, this problem made even worse with the onset of the holidays. Avoid the longer airport lines and increased frustrations by booking your flight on another day.

2. Stay hydrated

While drinking water often gets pushed on the back burner when we're busy or stressed, it's actually one of the easiest ways to keep you feeling in tip-top shape. Keep a refillable water bottle handy so that you remember to get your necessary 8 cups a day.

3. Keep your health up

Have a couple Emergen-C packets ready so that you can get your vitamin C dose whenever you feel physically less than your best. Also make sure to travel with hand sanitizer and other antibacterial tools, so that germs and microbes don't get the best of you. The last thing any of us needs is to get sick on a business trip.

4. Get the best rates

Don't pay too much by booking directly through hotels. Find a corporate travel agent--a professional--to help you plan your trip, then double check your rates against those on hotels.com.

5. Sign up for travel alerts from your airline

While receiving excessive notifications on your smartphone can be annoying, receiving travel alerts about flight delays or changes can help you avoid frustration at the airport. It's also a good idea to keep an eye out for flash sales or rapidly dropping rates. You may be able to squeeze in a surprise trip to spend some much-needed time with your family.

6. Do your holiday shopping on the go

Even though half the fun in holiday shopping is browsing, it can be incredibly time-consuming. Get your holiday shopping done online on Amazon.com. The 2-day Prime shipping will solve all your last-minute gift needs.

7. Ship your baggage to and from your destination

We all know what a pain it is to carry a suitcase through the airport, and to wait for it at baggage claim--assuming it actually arrives. You can avoid this headache by using a baggage shipping company such as DUFL, which will store, clean & ship your luggage to your destination--and back home--so you can save time and enjoy your trip.

Published on: Oct 28, 2016