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While there is no straightforward and easy way to beat jet lag, there are several ways that you can take to ease the pain of crossing multiple time zones quickly.

Travel wasn’t that difficult on our internal clocks, but each technological advancement in the world of transportation has also brought changes to our time management. When long-distance railroads were introduced matching timetables with local times became a challenge. Son in 1883, we created a standardised time zones.

The start of the jet age in 1958 gave birth to a new problem. We suddenly could travel several zones faster than our bodies could adjust. Eight years later the term “jet lag” was created. The term caught on, and of course, we know jet lag is particularly bad when flying east. Jet lag can be pretty annoying but here are few things, however, that do help. Below are some of my best tips that work efficiently.

Hydrate

Pressurised and dry aeroplane cabins can quickly dehydrate you, making you feel extremely sleepy. Drinking water throughout the trip helps in easing the process. It doesn’t stop jet lag, but it helps make sure dehydration doesn’t compound your fatigue.

Shift Your Time For Long Trips

A few days before I leave, I started to change my sleep schedule one hour each day. Try also to move your mealtimes. That might mean a super-early trip to the gym in the morning and go to bed before my favourite TV shows are over. But this works when I arrive and also it makes easier to sleep on those long-haul flights.

Sleep

If you can sleep on the plane even for a few hours, it makes a big difference. An eye mask and earplugs will help. When taking a red-eye to a far destination, having breakfast right after waking up on the plane or once you get to the airport, even if you are not hungry, it will help adjust your body to the idea that it’s morning, even if your friends and family back home are sound sleep.

Avoid Alcohol

Again, the issue is about dehydration on long overseas flights. I can’t blame you if you have a glass of red wine for sleeping peacefully but don’t have it too much, or you will have an appalling headache, and you won’t be able to adjust to the new time zone.

Stretch

It helps your body feel more normal and is not confined to the plane seats only. This doesn’t exactly combat jet lag, but it does reduce some of the scars of travel.

Short term rentals are temporary homes you stay in when you just need to be away for a few days or weeks. They make so much better choices than hotels because they have a homely feel to them; they are actually fully furnished apartments that offer you the same comforts you would get at home. Vacation rentals are becoming very popular among holidaymakers and travelers because of the kind of privacy and convenience they offer.

But just like making any other selection, your overall experience depends on the decisions you make hence there is an importance of paying attention to the rental you end up in. To make your short term stay enjoyable and fulfilling, here are a few things you can do.

Think about where the rentals are located

Unlike hotel rooms that could offer you the convenience of having a restaurant and other amenities within the same property, this might not be the case with the vacation rentals. The rental properties could be located further from such facilities and you should always think about how flexible you are and how convenient you find the location for your stay so you are able to make the right choices. If you are more into a romantic getaway away from the hustle and bustle of urban settings, then it is only advisable that you be willing to make trips to access some of the facilities you might need during your stay.

Think of cooking possibilities

The good thing about the rentals is that the majority come with fully equipped and functional kitchens so you can enjoy your favorite meals even when you are that far from home. Check out the kitchen to make sure it has every appliance you might need to make your cooking experience smooth and easy. You of course will need to get your supplies for the cooking, but it is always better to ensure that indeed you will be able to enjoy the kind of cooking you prefer throughout your stay in the rental.

Think of how cleaning will be done

Rental apartments can be big with most coming in two and three bedrooms. You really may not want to clean the entire apartment to be part of what you do when you are to enjoy your stay, Luckily, most come with cleaning services and housekeeping services so you do not have to do all the work yourself. To be on the safe side and to ensure that you stand to enjoy your stay fully, confirm that this is among the services that you get to enjoy with the rental you choose.

Think about what matters during your stay

If you can’t do without internet even during your short stay, then it helps to find out whether you have internet access or WiFi in the rental that you choose. The same should go for things such as parking and cable TV and laundry facilities. Your stay may not be that long, but you want to have the best time throughout.

Trade shows have been proven to be one of the most important marketing tools for any industry. They offer a chance to have several thousand people seeing your product and interacting with you as a provider personally (something online and TV commercials cannot achieve). You get to talk to potential clients directly and get immediate feedback on your product, along with excellent publicity.

The hospitality industry also stands to benefit from trade shows, whether they are participating in them or simply hosting them. Here’s how:

  • Reaching target markets

There are different elements of the hospitality industry that are specifically suited to a particular clientele. For instance, there are attractions and theme parks that are suited for families with young children, while fine dining restaurants may require a more mature, upper-class client.

Trade shows attract people from all walks of life, so you get to meet and personally interact with your target market, as well as develop a customer database, which are all invaluable opportunities to any business owner or manager.

  • Forming partnerships

At these shows, you not only get a chance to meet potential clients, but you could form some profitable partnerships with other businesses as well. For instance, hotels looking to add something new to their experience could partner with a particular attraction within their area, which they could exclusively market as part of their hotel experience.

  • Real-time self-evaluation

Setting up your booth alongside your competition at these events is a great time to evaluate how far you have come as a business, and what more you need to do. Along with the immediate feedback you will receive from potential clients, you have a chance to check out the competition and see what you could strengthen within your products and/or service provision.

  • Making some money

This is especially true if it is within your area. Some participants may require accommodation, a meal, or just a place to relax and unwind after a long day. All these are opportunities for the hotel industry in your area to offer these services to the participants and make yourselves some money. This can be even better if you are a hotel provider hosting the entire event in your facility.

Since opportunities favour the prepared, here are some ways you can make the most of the trade shows organized within your location:

  1. Organize your money: Setting up a display is expensive, so you will need to plan for it.
  2. Determine your offers: These are a great way to get people to visit your business during the event. So, plan on your offers in advance and ensure they are listed along with the trade show advertisements and displayed clearly on your display.
  3. Prepare enough literature: Print out enough catalogues for people to take away with them after visiting your stand. That way, they will remember to visit your facility during or after the event.
  4. Free samples at the stand: If you are selling a particular product, you can bring it to the stand so that people can sample it as they talk to you. For instance, if you own a restaurant, you can bring some of your signature snacks for potential clients. They will definitely remember your restaurant, especially if they liked it.