Mantra travel Tip 1: Finding your car at the airport car park
Business traveller Peta shares her tip with Pat to make sure she's never left wandering around the airport car park looking for her car. When you're parking, write your bay number on your parking receipt.
Mantra travel Tip 2: Keep a tab on your chargers with a powerboard
In Pat's words, this tip is a 'bloody beauty!' Businessman Chris never travels without a powerboard -- it's his way of making sure he doesn't leave a charger in his hotel room when he's packing up to leave.
Mantra travel Tip 3: Tape your card to the back of your laptop or tablet
Mantra staff member Imogen shares a tip with Pat that she's learnt from helping one lucky City Mantra hotel customer. Just in case you leave your laptop or tablet behind when you're travelling, tape your business card to it so you can be easily contacted.
Mantra travel Tip 4: Check out seatguru.com to figure out the best plane seats
Savvy business traveller Darren enlightens Pat with his technique for getting the best seats on the plane -- before you book, check out seatguru.com and get the lowdown on seating arrangements for a number of different airlines.
Mantra travel Tip 5: Don't risk your taxi not turning up; book a car service
Mantra staff member Steph sits down with Pat to share her tip. Save yourself the stress of a taxi by asking City Mantra hotel reception to organise one of our reliable airport car services to get you to your flight on time.
Mantra Travel Tip 6: Pack a photo of the family and feel at home
Family man and business traveller Paul likes to make his hotel room feel like a 'home away from home' by bringing a framed photo of his loved ones for his bedside table. Family man and business traveller Pat reckons this is a 'bloody good idea.'
Mantra Travel Tip 7: Take your essentials in your carry-on bag
Stephen impresses Pat with a great story AND a great travel tip -- take a change of clothes on the plane, in case your luggage goes missing and you have to 'improvise' your wardrobe for that big meeting.
Mantra travel Tip 8: Pre-print your boarding pass to save check-in time
According to Pat, Nadia's tip to save you time is 'unreal.' Before you head to the airport, stop by your City Mantra hotel reception with your flight details and they'll print out your boarding pass. That way you can slip straight past the check-in desk.
Mantra Travel Tip 9: Roll your ties when packing to avoid creases
Business traveller Geoff never turns up to a meeting looking wrinkled. When he's packing, he winds his tie around his hand before placing it into a clean sock to avoid creases. If only Pat wore ties...
Mantra Travel Tip 10: Leave a back-up credit card in the hotel safe for emergencies
As a City Mantra hotel staff member, Aaron's seen a lot of business travellers, and that's where he gets this travel tip. When you're interstate or overseas, store a back-up credit card in your room safe, in case you lose your other one.