If you plan to travel for an extended period of time, you might consider making yourself some business cards that you can pass out to the people you meet on your journey. Having a stack of customized business cards will not only make it easier for you to pass your information off to the people you’ve met while on your travels, but having your own business cards may also open you up to opportunities you may have not otherwise received.
The most obvious reason to have a business card is so you can quickly and easily pass your personal contact information to the people you meet on your travels. No matter where you go in the world, you’re likely to meet someone you wish to stay in contact with. Having your own business card to pass these people does nothing but improve your chances of staying in touch.
Sponsorships & Fund-Raising
If you are traveling in order to raise money or awareness for a certain charity or cause, it makes perfect sense for you to carry a stack of business cards. On your cards, be sure to list your name, contact information, details on what exactly you are doing, and information on how others can contribute to your cause. You’re bound to meet a lot of people on your travels and you want to use these quick encounters as an opportunity to spread the word or raise funds for your cause. Having a business card makes this process that much easier.
Finally, you may wish to carry a business card if you are self-employed or looking to make other business-related relationships. You never know when you’ll run into someone who can help you in your professional life and having a well-designed business card will do nothing but help you build rapport with your new contacts out there on the road. And who knows, a contact made while traveling might turn out to be a new business partner, boss, employee, or client?!
What other ways do you see business cards being useful to travelers?