Business traveling is as necessary as it is tiresome. You see lots of people who you need to talk to but not necessarily want to engage in lengthy conversations with them. Besides when you are abroad you want to relax but the business atmosphere tells you to be official and put on your best smile of politeness. There is a way out of the situation, you just need to find the right balance between fun and work.
If you are tired of the same old black tie dinners and official occasions where you can’t let go of the business matters on your mind talking about various loans, why not suggest more informal events with your colleagues. Sometimes a trip to the mountains with your business partner can break the ice better than a hundred dinners in the most prestigious restaurants. If appropriate, there is executive dating that can create the right atmosphere and even begot new business partnerships and contacts.
It is a difficult decision to make, however, if you are not sure how your partners will react to a more relaxed type of travel. Some people find informal occasions distracting to business and prefer not to open themselves too much to the people they make money with. Be careful and inform your partners in due course that you are preparing an informal golf weekend abroad. And make sure your preparations are impeccable and your business partners will be happy with everything.