Managing a travel crisis

Practically Perfect PA

If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. I was working as an Assistant when the Iceland Volcano erupted back in 2010 causing widespread travel disruptions around […].

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Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel can be a stressful experience. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantUnfamiliar surroundings, time and performance pressures, networking in a second or third language, and a confused body clock all contribute to rising stress levels. We look at simple techniques that help you get the basics right, so you can keep stress to a minimum.

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Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

A few weeks ago I asked you to send in your best travel tips – and well loads of you did! Here are your business travel tips… Travel Apps . Sign yourself and your boss up for “Tripit Pro” travel App. Automated trip sharing ability – great for group/team travel. A single dashboard view of all travel – PA’s can see at a glance all travel plans made for their executive(s). Assist Travel.

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News from Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

With Assist Travel just a few month’s away, I thought I would share everything that I have been working on behind the scenes. We really do have world-class speakers talking all thing business travel. Before I go into more detail on all that stuff, I thought I’d firstly refresh your memories and talk a little bit about why I think you should come along to Assist Travel. Why should you attend Assist Travel? The Assist Travel Programme.

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Launching Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

First up we have Assist Travel taking place on Friday 4th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm in London. Why should you attend Assist Travel? Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particuarly when it comes to business travel. Assistants have to navigate their corporate travel policy while ensuring their Executives have a smooth business trip while relying on suppliers to make that happen. Travel best practice. Travel technology. Travel trends.

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Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel was a pretty clear winner. From this Assist Travel was born. We ran our first conference and exhibition for business travel booking assistants last September and I’m very excited to announce that we will be running Assist Travel again this year. The aim of Assist Travel. The aims of Assist Travel are three fold. Firstly, to reduce the amount of money that you guys spend on business travel. Delegates at Assist Travel 2015.

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Slow Travel, VanLife and Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

Marriott's Taking Pause: How Slow Travel Is Changing the Way We Explore takes a look at the "slow travel" trend. Slow travel, which is considered an offshoot of the slow food movement , focuses on spending more time in fewer places.  

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Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

With Assist Travel coming up in September in London I wanted to share one of our most popular blogs with you – The Ultimate Travel Itinerary. A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides. One of my directors travelled from Sydney to Tokyo on the same trip. Assist Travel.

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Practically Perfect PA

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWhere do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […].

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The Paradox of Increasing Business Travel; Skift's 2020 Travel Trends

Small Business Labs

It covers the travel, dining, and wellness industries from a business perspective. The recently released their 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020. Travelers Demand an End-to-End Experience. Bleisure Travel is the New Black. Rethinking Corporate Travel Expenses.

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Best Types of Apps for Business Travelers

Entrepreneur.com

Numerous work capacities require a lot of annual travel. Some occupations travel for a living, such as hotel inspectors that need to hit multiple citi. Productivity

Ten tips for travelling Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Organising business travel can take up a big chunk of our time with most assistants booking complex travel on numerous occasions throughout the year. Here are my top ten tips for travelling assistants. Remember you are in control of the travel booking and can make decisions based on what you think is appropriate and will ease any awkward moments. If you travel frequently with your boss you should really have a company credit card for your expenses.

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So, Assist Travel happened… again!

Practically Perfect PA

On Friday 9th September we held our second Assist Travel event at The Grange Tower Bridge and from the feedback we received it looks like everyone had a thoroughly good day. After spending quite a bit of time shaping the programme and finding the right speakers I was really pleased with the content which gave lots of practical support for assistants booking business travel. Stress Free Speedy Travel. Lara Morgan, Serial Entrepreneur and extensive business traveller.

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The Future of Business Travel and the Millennial Traveller

Practically Perfect PA

At the recent Assist Travel event we were lucky to have Tae Lee, the founder and CEO of Travo talk to our delegates about the future of business travel and the millennial traveller. I just want to give you a bit more of an introduction to the video.here is what Tae covered in his session: A new generation of business travellers are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. So how should Assistants react to their Executives: Travelling more often.

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Bleisure Travel Continues to Increase

Small Business Labs

We first reported on bleisure travel , which is the the blending of business and leisure travel, back in 2015.  The Word We Love to Hate is Gaining Popularity Across the Globe : according to new SAP Concur travel and expense data gathered between January 2017 and December 2017. million bleisure trips were taken by business travelers around the globe, making up 10% of total business trips.

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Practically Perfect PA

Core Competencies Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantSome of the following scenarios will probably sound all too familiar to you in your current position: Your Executive Team and colleagues take the liberty of booking their flights and accommodation themselves without much thought for the time it takes to get a business trip organised.

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Guard against travel scams

Admin Pro Today

TravelThis content requires a subscription. PLEASE LOGIN. Email Address: Password: Forgot Password? |. Setup Username/Password. Subscribe today to get: The nation's premier newsletter for administrative professionals. Unlimited access to AdminProToday.com — updated daily! Skill-building online training, plus valuable forms, templates, skills assessments and more. Expert advice on office technology, business communication, workplace politics and personal development.

Tips for Female Travelers (Safety and Bonus Travel Tips)

Office Dynamics

Women Traveling Alone Should Enjoy Themselves. Traveling alone has many benefits. I have been traveling for business for 25 years and 90% of the time, I travel alone. Most of my work as a female professional speaker and corporate trainer takes me across the United States with little international travel (by choice). While being on the road is tiring, stressful and can drive you crazy when you travel often for business, it can be exhilarating.

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20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

Practically Perfect PA

Just think how much time you spend organising travel for your Executive or your team? Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIt’s a lot, right? Maybe 20% of your week? Maybe more? That time will be taken up by meticulously planning trips with the hope that nothing will go wrong while their Executive is away from the office. But from missed […].

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Travel Itineraries

Practically Perfect PA

A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides. Well along with the usual stresses of travelling your boss also has to attend meetings and act professionally when in many cases they are dealing with jet lag and the continuous business activities back in the UK office. Happy travel planning, Nicky x.

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Travel Without the Tab

Office Dynamics

It’s awesome to be an administrative professional because you sometimes get to travel without the tab. . Often, assistants travel to attend their leader’s special team meetings; help with site visits in preparations for meetings; be involved in a major company event where you need to travel; attend corporate board meetings and more. During my 20 year career, I traveled to some places that were fun, interesting, exotic, and breathtaking.

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2015 Travel Trends

Small Business Labs

There are already  lots of 2015 travel trend lists out.  According to the World Travel Market Global Trends report golf is in a decline, dropping from 25 million players in the early 2000s to 19 million in 2013. Waiters on Water: According to the Wine Enthusiast's travel trends list , you no longer have to swim up to a bar or climb out of the pool to get a drink.    Happy travels in 2015.

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Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

Practically Perfect PA

Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. The company’s Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood responds to emerging trends in corporate travel and explores what matters to […].

Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Practically Perfect PA

Whether travelling domestically or internationally, corporations have a Duty of Care to employees visiting other cities and locations for business. That’s why Roomex have developed an interactive map that can pinpoint business travellers in over 550,000 hotels worldwide, providing instant visibility on your colleagues’ whereabouts. Accounting for the safety and the whereabouts of business travellers has never been of greater importance for international companies.

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The Well Traveled Dog

Small Business Labs

Thanks to the pet humanization trend , it comes as no surprise a growing number of people are traveling with their pets. Again from the article: As pet travel becomes more common, the amenity bar gets higher. The Washington Post's Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities — for your pets  covers this trend. Key quote: According to research conducted by the American Pet Products Association, dogs and road trips go together like, well, Kibbles ’n Bits.

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Millennials and Bleisure Travel

Small Business Labs

So we had to post on "Bleisure" - a term describing the blending of business and leisure travel. According to CNN , Bleisure travel is defined as: a term used to define professionals who are shunning the all-work-and-no-fun grind of business trips by mixing them with vacation time. While Bleisure travelers come from all age groups, millennials (aged 15-35) are seen as most likely to combine business with pleasure while traveling.

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Top travel tips please!

Practically Perfect PA

We are going to make a start today with your top travel tips… it can literally be anything that you have found that works when it comes to arranging travel for your organisation. To give you an example here is my top tip… Ensure that your Executive has two passports, one that they can use for travel and one that you can use for Visas. . The post Top travel tips please!

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More presentations from Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

As promised, for those of you that couldn’t make Assist Travel this year, here are the rest of the slides from our wonderful speakers. Assist travel Avoiding Visa Disasters for Practically Perfect PA from Practically Perfect PA. Travel Apps and Technology. Apps and technology at Assist Travel for Practically Perfect PA from Practically Perfect PA. Travel and Accommodation Search Engines. PAs who travel.

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Practically Perfect PA

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries? Business travel spend in general is massive, but it doesn’t stop there; the amount of time spent organising business travel is substantial too. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerk

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Incredibly Simple Travel Tips to Take Stress Out of Flying

Entrepreneur.com

TravelCheck out these tips and tricks to make your experience less stressful. After all, you do want to arrive with joy in your heart and kind words on your lips.

TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

Practically Perfect PA

Booking and managing business travel is time consuming, stressful, and let’s be honest, not always that appreciated. Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Employment Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantBooking a last minute trip to an international company? Or maybe you’re managing the annual ski-trip for the entire company? We get it.

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Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools. TRAVO ’s goal is to boil down your arsenal of travel tools, ranging from sticky notes to Excel spreadsheets, to one single booking and planning platform.

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Why incentive travel works

Practically Perfect PA

Having been established in the incentive travel industry for over a decade now, I can state with confidence that we at First Event have seen it all; events to recognise success, reward achievement, inspire motivation, build relations and give back to communities. What works best; Cash incentives, vouchers, travel, awards or recognition? Incentivising your workforce with travel is the perfect way to promote a passionate, motivated team, willing to work hard for a great reward.

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How can you help your Executive with travel delays?

Practically Perfect PA

Here are some tips if your Executive does experience a travel delay: Be prepared. It is always, always worth checking the weather in the places that your boss is travelling to. It kinda goes without saying that if there have been any weather warnings or any unusual weather there will be travel delays and you should be prepared for this. You may be able to book them on or get your Travel Management Company to switch the booking asap. Assist Travel.

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Tips for Planning Someone Else’s Travel

Office Dynamics

Planning travel for others is no simple matter and administrative professionals know this better than anyone else! Each traveler has personal preferences and unique quirks that make travel planning a true art form. However, travel is full of unpredictable changes. We’ve spent the last couple months talking to some of the top admins in the game to find out what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve and keep travelers moving on time and in style.

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Travel Planning in a Pandemic? Here’s What You Need to Know

All Things Admin

When I worked corporately, travel planning was one of my favorite parts of my job, and I still love it today. COVID-19 brought the travel industry to its knees, but as vaccinations roll out and restrictions loosen, we’re getting closer to a place where we can move freely again.

A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

We held our first Assist Travel conference and exhibition on Friday 25th September at the Hilton Bankside and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the day. As with all of our Assist Events we like to make sure that it is a little different and I loved our travel themed registration desk. ’ This was half an hour where everyone called talk about their experiences booking business travel, what goes wrong and how to fix any issues that might crop up.

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Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

It is a brilliant city and with more and more people coming here for business trips I thought now would be a good time to share with you my top tips for organising business travel to Barcelona. This is the first video I have done for Practically Perfect PA – I much prefer writing than staring at myself on screen – however – with Assist Travel coming up next week I thought I would also highlight one of the great sessions we have at the conference!

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

Practically Perfect PA

When you book travel, currently you have two options: […]. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants blogging EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks technologyHow many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague, only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control.

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Tips for Business Travelers

Ian's Messy Desk

Business travel can be exciting and interesting, but it can also be tiring and frustrating. There are travel tips that can help you make your trip as smooth as possible so you arrive fresh and ready to get down to business. Some of the most important aspects of business travel are being organized, doing your homework and packing properly. Many business travellers who fly use a single carry-on to make getting in and out that much faster. Image by thinkpanama via Flickr.

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Streamline your business travel management in 5 steps

Practically Perfect PA

Let’s be honest… Business travel can be a nightmare. Dozens of emails a week with travel requests, questions about itineraries, last minute changes, and scheduling complications. Better travel management can minimise emails and streamline the entire process. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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The four steps of business travel planning

Practically Perfect PA

As I said many times arranging travel for your Executive can be a tricky business. Having recently talked to an assistant who said arranging business travel for her Exec took up a huge amount of her time (over 24 days per year!) So over the next week I am going to publish a series of posts which will detail my 4 steps of business travel. For now I want to remind you that their are still free places available for Assist Travel. Assist Travel Featured Travel

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Organising business travel is changing… Are you?

Practically Perfect PA

So, according to recent studies, the amount organizations spend on business travel is increasing year on year. This means that the amount of time assistants spends organising business travel is only going to grow. Throw into the mix the fact that we are seeing the rise of the Millennials (those born roughly between 1980-2000) into managerial positions we can safely say organising business travel is changing! Organising business travel is changing… Are you?

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