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How to appreciate your surroundings

You can all too easily ignore the beauty of your surroundings when you’re travelling on business. Another airport, another meeting room, another hotel, right?!

But it doesn’t have to be that way (so said The Blow Monkeys). Business travel often takes you in the heart of a city and behind the scenes of a culture. It gives you more to live. More to enjoy. Here’s how.

Plan ahead

It doesn’t take much to live your life, your way – just as you like it. An hour searching online before you leave for the top attractions in London, coolest hangouts in Amsterdam or off the beaten track in Paris, and you’ll have a comprehensive list of experiences created for an audience of one. You. 
Plan an itinerary so you can turn on your senses after the meetings and get out there for an adventure.
Tip: If you work remotely with the people you’re meeting, ask them to take you to their favourite restaurant – your shout – or include you in their before-work run and after-work drinks. 

Get networking

What better to get to know your surroundings than with the locals. Sure, you could hit a bar, but why not amplify your life? Make your own rules. Switch the bar for a breakfast meeting with a local networking club. Meet local entrepreneurs and get the lay of the land before you head into your business meetings. 
Tip: Call your hotel ahead of time – with 2,000 hotels in 90 countries worldwide, it’s entirely possible your hotel will host a networking club you could visit.

Limitless experiences

Extraordinary deserves to be found every day, so we bring you experiences handpicked to your interests, curated by us – when you become a member of ALL, Accor’s lifestyle loyalty programme. We know you, recognise you, and orientate our world around your style, your tastes, wherever you are in the world.
Tip: Join ALL, Accor’s lifestyle loyalty programme and you collect points as you take part in truly spectacular experiences whether you’re home or away.

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