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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The Rise of the Solopreneur Travel Agent

Small Business Labs

Fora is a new platform that provides full and part-time independent travel agents with the tools needed to run their travel business.    Content creators who focus on travel are a large creator economy segment. 

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Business Travel Airfare Could Grow By 50%

Allwork

A new report predicts that the cost of business travel is expected to grow through 2023. . According to data from travel management company CWT and the Global Business Travel Association, airfare for business travel is expected to grow 50% from 2021 as demand rises. .

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business Inspiration from Travelling

The Small Business Blog

Anyone who has been travelling at some stage during their life – whether it was post graduation or on a career break – knows that it can be a life-changing experience. One great thing that can come as a result of travelling is the inspiration to start your own business. That certainly happened for one… Read the full article here: Business Inspiration from Travelling on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Traveling With A Guitar

Brilliantly Better

The post Traveling With A Guitar appeared first on Dragos Roua. Location Independence Travel & FunLast month I moved from Spain to Portugal. This move was different, in the sense that a new class of objects appeared in my otherwise pretty scarce inventory: guitars.

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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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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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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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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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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The importance of business travel

The Small Business Blog

Travelling for business may sound like a waste of time, as digital communication has enabled companies to stay in contact anytime. So for some in the business world, travel can be an important to a certain position. This… Read the full article here: The importance of business travel on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog business travel meetings travel costs travelling

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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 […].

Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

Office Dynamics

For an assistant, travel planning can be a nightmare! The problem of travel planning is massive and it’s plagued our field for decades. You’ll begin to see travel planning as an opportunity, rather than an obstacle, to demonstrate your revolutionary skills. In case you’re not aware, TRAVO is revolutionizing the world of travel planning. Cutting edge tools for travel planning that will save you time and money. Stop struggling with travel planning problems!

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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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Emotional Intelligence Meets Travel Planning

Office Dynamics

What do emotional intelligence and travel planning have in common? I have been traveling extensively for business (and a little pleasure) for 3 straight months. I have been a business traveler for 27 years. While the typical person thinks traveling is glamorous, the business traveler has a different perspective. Often business travelers put in very long days. The traveler then sits and waits until boarding time.

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6 Must-Haves for the Serial Business Traveler

Small Business CEO

Traveling for business means that you are making connections all over the place and hopefully landing big accounts for your company. For the serial business traveler, hotel hopping will wear you down after a while. Travel business travelers

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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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Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

With more and more companies expanding the reach of their market across the country and even the globe, the role of the business travel planner has become increasingly important. Assistants who need to plan fast-paced and “not a moment to spare” meeting agendas and travel itineraries for their traveling executives know that getting it right is a difficult feat. Novice and senior assistants alike struggle with the task of travel planning for busy leaders.

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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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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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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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Assistant Recommended Apps for Travel

Office Dynamics

All this information is waiting in the palm of your hand and it has the power to make travel for yourself or your leader so much easier! Best Apps for Travel Recommended by Assistants. Whether you travel often or your executive does these apps will make your lives much easier by increasing your productivity and ease your travel woes. Mobile travel planning made easy. Booking for a traveler who prefers a certain seat or section of the plane?

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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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This New Travel Startup Wants To Plan Trips Around Workcations

Allwork

Luckily, there’s a new luxury travel app tapping into this market. . Origin is a new travel company that creates completely personalized trips with expert support. The post This New Travel Startup Wants To Plan Trips Around Workcations appeared first on Allwork.Space.

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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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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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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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3 Tips For Hassle-Free British Business Travel

Small Business CEO

So if you’re a forward-thinking entrepreneur in almost any line of work, there’s every reason you might want to travel to the UK in order to meet with potential collaborators, seek funding or expertise or conduct some market research.… Travel business travel

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Why Is Bitcoin So Important For The Travelling Industry?

Small Business CEO

However, with the help of virtual currency, you can control every system and manage your travel. The establishment of Bitcoin is a fantastic source for the travel industry. … The post Why Is Bitcoin So Important For The Travelling Industry?