Top Items to Include in Your Carry-on

Top Items to Include in Your Carry-on

August 28, 2023

Is Your Property Stocked? The Ultimate Carry-On Checklist: Must-Have Travel Products for Stress-Free Flights

As a hotel manager, it's your job to make sure your guests have a comfy and stress-free travel experience. But let's face it, packing for a trip can be more stressful than a root canal. So, why not make your guests' lives easier by offering them the essentials they need? Here are some must-haves for your hotel gift shop or pantry:

1. Travel Pillows, Earplugs, and Eye Masks

These items can make your guests' flight more comfortable and help them get some rest. They're especially important for long flights or red-eye flights. Travel pillows also happen to be one of the.

These items are essential for any long flight or red-eye journey. And let's not forget about travel pillows - they're the most frequently left behind item. Seriously, where do they all go?

2. Snacks

Traveling can be exhausting, so having healthy snacks on hand can be a lifesaver. But don't just offer any snacks, make sure they're healthy options like granola bars, dried fruit, trail mix, and nuts.  And for your frequent flyers, surprise them with a to-go bag of their favorite snacks at checkout. It's like a parting gift from their favorite aunt.

3. Plastic bags

TSA requires that travel-size products be under 3oz and stored in a quart-sized plastic bag. But let's be real, these bags are also perfect for storing wet or dirty clothes. #multitasking

4. Socks

Airplanes can get colder than your ex's heart, so having a pair of socks available for purchase is always appreciated. And let's face it, who hasn't forgotten their socks at least once when traveling? #socklessandstressed

5. Empty water bottle

Bringing an empty water bottle is a great way to stay hydrated when flying without having to spend money on expensive airport bottled water.  Plus, let's be real, people cherish a good water bottle.

6. Airplane Adaptors

Earphones are essential for any flight, but what happens when you forget your adaptor? Cue the Bluetooth adaptors! Don't let your guests sit in silence - offer them a way to connect and chill.

7. Underwear

No one likes to wear the same underwear two days in a row. So, if your guests' luggage gets lost or delayed, having a spare pair available for purchase can be a lifesaver.

8. Non-Electronic Entertainment

Long flights can be boring as….so having some entertainment available for purchase is a great idea. Books, magazines, and puzzle books are all good options.

9. Chargers

Don't forget to have chargers available for purchase for all your guests' electronic devices.  Or, dip into the ginormous bin of forgotten chargers and offer them a free replacement.

10. Sweater or jacket

Airplanes can get chilly, so having a sweater or jacket available for purchase is always appreciated by your guests.

11. Toiletries

Most hotels have some travel-sized products available.  But, do you have the right ones? The ones that will make your guests travel experience less stressful and more comfortable? Make sure you have these items on hand for their return flight - travel-sized bottles of shampoo (the good ones), conditioner, and lotion, as well as a toothbrush and toothpaste. And don't forget about the ladies - include any necessary feminine hygiene products. Trust us; they'll thank you later.

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Offering your guests these travel essentials will make you the hero they never knew they needed. Not only will you improve their travel experience, but you'll also earn some extra revenue for your hotel. And who knows, maybe they'll even name their first-born child after you. Okay, that might be a stretch, but you get the point. So, stock up on these must-have items and watch your guests go from "I'm never traveling again" to "I can't wait to book my next trip!"