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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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! I knew you had some great tricks up your sleeves! 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. I can’t recommend it enough and have encouraged my friends and husband to sign up too. 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 have been busy, busy, busy finalising the programme and speakers – I am so excited about this year’s line-up. We really do have world-class speakers talking all thing business travel. Why should you attend Assist Travel? Well, I actually have three reasons why you should attend Assist Travel! The Assist Travel venue.

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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.

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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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How Business Travel Will Pick Up in a Post COVID-19 Pandemic World

Small Business CEO

While the pandemic isn’t officially over, business-related travel is most definitely picking up. While most business travel was halted in 2020 and some of 2021, many businesspersons relied on Zoom calls for face-to-face meetings with company executives all over the globe.

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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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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. Have some conversation starters up your sleeve. 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.

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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 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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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? 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. 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?

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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. And no, we are not making this up.  The Washington Post's Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities — for your pets  covers this trend.

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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. According to the Wall Street Journal , some airlines are trying to class up coach.

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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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Top travel tips please!

Practically Perfect PA

Each month we are going to do a little crowd sourcing and I will share your top tips with the rest of the readers in a follow up blog. 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. The post Top travel tips please! Over the last few months I’ve been thinking about how to get you lovely lot more involved in the blog.

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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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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. That’s why we are super excited to announce that we are partnering up with TravelPerk […]. 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?

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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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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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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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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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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

Practically Perfect PA

How 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? 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 technology

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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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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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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. It can take up a good many hours particularly if you are organising a complex trip. 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!) I thought it would be good if I spent some time breaking down the individual parts that make up a successful and well organised business trip.

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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. an up-to-date passport. Many business travellers who fly use a single carry-on to make getting in and out that much faster.

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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! It is vital that we keep up with these changes.

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The tax implication of business travel

Practically Perfect PA

In this blog post we have concentrated on the tax implication of travel, as we believe it’s a very relevant issue today. As a company Voyage Manager provides end to end travel tracking and monitoring services, with a historical focus on safety and security. Using travel data, location data and user input Voyage Manager monitors exactly how many days your people spend in countries and States. Assist Travel Featured Travel

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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.

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Booking business travel: is there an app for that?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel can be a lengthy process. Apps are taking advantage of this user fatigue by aiming to make booking travel a simple and quick process. But are apps the way forward in business travel today? A brand new app called Native looks at helping both business and public flyers to get the high street travel agent experience on the go. Startup Native is a travel assistant app, evolved from a need to add a human touch to mobile bookings.

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What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! I’ve asked Travel Professionals to give us a bit more understanding on what we should expect from our business travel provider…. You may book your own travel believing it to be quicker, cheaper and more efficient. So why should you book your travel through a travel management company?

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The 4 steps of business travel: Getting your Executive home

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have been writing about the four steps of business travel, firstly I published waving goodbye to your Exec. Once they are back in the office bring them up to speed as quickly as possible. Let them know the decisions you have taken on their behalf and follow up on any actions so that they feel confident that you have the work under control. Catch up meeting.

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Podcast 064: Time travel

Clutter Coach

I love to think up sneaky ways to get people to do things they don’t want to do, although they want to HAVE DONE them. The post Podcast 064: Time travel appeared first on Clutter Coach by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! If you’ve been listening to this podcast or reading the book, you know I love tricks.

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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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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. Then they wake up early to get to the airport in plenty of time to wade through security lines.

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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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Enduring travel and expulsions of perseverance on energy

Office Organization Success

With very nearly 400 yonks of enduring in the travel and expulsions perseverance, we hear that blending can be an energy trade event. Contact your point branch to set up a freed refer to now. Dennis Moby on the floor … The post Enduring travel and expulsions of perseverance on energy appeared first on Tracey Lawton. So whether you need a ‘limit penetrate’ in the astir development, or maybe you’re training into break change, we have a goal for you.

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Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

Practically Perfect PA

I don’t know about you but I have spent hours arranging and then rearranging travel for my Executives. It takes up a huge amount of time and can be incredibly complex especially if they are travelling to a number of destinations with connecting flights and a host of visa requirements. It is quite common now to have help with travel arrangements as most companies do employ an outside supplier to book flights, hotels and car hire.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

Practically Perfect PA

This is the way to see one of the most world’s famous landmarks up close and personal. And while you’re on the move, you should line up like a local to order your own uniquely made steaming cup of Philz famous coffee, available in six locations throughout the city. Download our Ultimate USA City Guide for Business Travellers below. If you know someone who travels a lot on business, download it below for free and share it with them!

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Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We covered a lot of skills including minute taking, event management, organising business travel, project management and everything in between!

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