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How to Create a Road Routine

As a senior vice president at Lenovo Group Ltd. 0992.HK +0.29%, Milko van Duijl looks after markets from Southeast Asia to India for the Chinese computer maker.

The Dutchman, who resides in Hong Kong, spoke to the Journal about the best travel apps, drinking to beat jet lag, and why he never checks luggage...

What apps do you use regularly on the road?

Endomondo, a fitness application that can track how long you’ve been running and where you are via GPS. I also have airline apps with their timetables, so you can check alternative routes or what aircraft you’re on.

I always use Seat Guru. You can type in the flight number and it comes back with the layout of the plane and the best seats. It’s very up-to-date because it’s compiled from the experiences of travelers. If you can choose the same seat on a flight you’re regularly on, that creates a routine, which gives you stability. And if you fly a lot, you have to create a routine...