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U.K. business travelers crave personal touches while they are on the road

July 26, 2011

The top five items that can be found in the suitcases of U.K. business travelers are books, swimsuits and sportswear, family photos, insurance documents and computer games, according to a recent survey by workspace provider Regus.

"The weird and wonderful things people were found to take on business trips, from fitness equipment to favorite foods and objects, often reveal how personal and professional lives struggle to coexist in today's high pressured work environment," Regus' regional director Celia Donne told IncentiveTravel. "This may well be because people are working more and more where and when they want to, so they like to have something with them that adds the personal touch wherever they are."

Travelers can use calling cards to keep in touch with their loved ones and stay connected to their personal lives while they are away on business. This can also be a good way to replace some of the more personal items that may be tempting to bring along, which can lighten your load. Bringing just a carry-on bag that can fit under an airplane seat can save travelers the hassle of paying for checked-bag fees as well as the overhead compartment shuffle, according to The New York Times.

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