What can assistants expect in 2014?

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Anyway here we are in 2014 and I hope that everyone is settling back into work after the Christmas and New Year break. I think assistants will have an interesting 2014, particularly as it is the International Year of the Secretary and Administrative Assistant with lots planned for our professional development. Niche networking is a big trend for 2014 so it would seem assistants are ahead of the curve on this one! Travel. The post What can assistants expect in 2014?

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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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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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Practically Perfect PA round up of 2014

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I wanted to do a Practically Perfect round up for 2014. Below you will find links to my favourite posts from 2014. 20 do’s and don’ts when travelling with the boss. The post Practically Perfect PA round up of 2014 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We have had some fantastic feedback over the year and I hope you have all found the varies blog posts and articles helpful.

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Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

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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. Which corporate travel agency should you use?

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Ways to Protect Your Computer from Hackers While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Traveling is an occasion for excitement that's second to none. For the various reasons we travel, business or pleasure, one constant remains with us -- our laptops and mobile devices. Hackers understand our computers are vulnerable while traveling. These Internet ninjas are armed with several strategies to disrupt your travel and damage your device. It's a time where we escape the day-to-day grind and plan for the future.

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Top tips guide on passports for business travellers

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. When your job involves a lot of travel, you always want to know that you’re prepared ahead of time and that you won’t run into any last minute snags. There are so many destinations to go to with different rules for travel documents. The first and most obvious tip is to make sure that you and your fellow travellers’ passports are valid. Every country has slightly different rules about travel documentation.

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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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A bespoke travel provider that really gets to know your boss

Practically Perfect PA

A bespoke travel provider that really gets to know your boss. Imagine a travel company that first took the time to get to know your employer. A company that took an interest in all areas of life – from unusual hobbies and lifelong passions through to idle daydreams and whimsical travel ideas. Once you understand why a person travels, you can begin to tailor the where. This is what travel should be and this is Brown + Hudson.

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20 do’s and don’ts when travelling with the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Most assistants do not get to travel on business trips with their boss unless they work for high net worth individuals or are private household assistants. Business trips can be a great way to increase your business acumen, meet colleagues and clients in different countries and see how your boss operates while they are travelling on business. Don’t be a nervous traveller.

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The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

That''s one less thing to worry about when I travel, which is always a good thing. 2014 marked the arrival of Harry''s in Canada, and I couldn''t have been happier when I finally received my first order. For the past two years, Productivityist has published an annual gift guide that features gifts that won''t just help the "productivityist" get more of the right things done, but they''ll have some tools that they can use that will make the process all the more enjoyable.

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The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

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The Ultimate Travel Itinerary from Practically Perfect PA. During the presentation I did mention that I have a travel itinerary template for assistants to use. I also have a list of really great apps for business travel. The post The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr Justjampr for the most flattering pic!

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Organize your Jewelry for Travel

Clutter Coach

They excel at toiletries, vitamins and other little items one travels with. From Real Simple comes a cool travel packing idea that's a close relative to the zip lock bag.Take a sheet of bubble wrap and lay your jewels out on it. Better Related Posts Plugin The post Organize your Jewelry for Travel appeared first on Clutter Coach. Originally posted 2009-03-02 17:53:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. You may know that I'm a big fan of the lowly zip lock bag.

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New! Scholarship Application for 2014 Conference [TIME SENSITIVE]

Office Dynamics

Scholarship winners are still responsible for their own travel, hotel and incidental costs. Scholarship Application for 2014 Conference [TIME SENSITIVE] appeared first on Office Dynamics. Administrative Conference Scholarship Application Announcement. I am excited to share with you that we are now accepting applications for scholarships for the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence happening this Sept 30-Oct 3 at the Red Rock Resort & Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

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The benefits of using a private jet charter

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As every assistant will know a lot of time, effort and money goes into organising business travel. A private jet will allow your boss to travel to their exact schedule, which is great if they have a lot of meetings in various locations over a number of days. Putting an itinerary together for business travel is tricky. Featured Sponsored post Travel admin administrators assistants business travel Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

That’s one less thing to worry about when I travel, which is always a good thing. Harry’s 2014 marked the arrival of Harry’s in Canada, and I couldn’t have been happier when I finally received my first order.

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Coping with car hire – When the best is expected

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Whether it’s for your immediate boss whilst travelling abroad or clients that need to be impressed, finding and organising the right car for the occasion can be a minefield and very different from renting an Audi hatchback for a month. Featured Sponsored post Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Ten tips for organising a business trip to… Houston

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After many many years of booking business travel to Houston for my Executives I finally got to travel there myself in January 2014. With 31% of visitors travelling to Houston for business many assistants will, at some point in their career, book business travel to Houston. For assistants, planning will be crucial when organising business travel to Houston. Here are my top ten tips for business travel to Houston.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 10. Travel Long Distance

Brilliantly Better

Starting to travel long distance is incredibly rewarding. Travel Long Distance appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Travel & Fun long distance travel It’s so exciting and filled with unpredictable events. I only recently (read: just a few years ago) … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 10.

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Practically Perfect PA Visits: The Hay Adams DC

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The hotel has everything that a business traveller requires with access to a 24 hour business centre and faultless wifi throughout the building. Advertised minimum rate per night $319 (January 2014). . Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Hotel Casablanca, New York City

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For solo travellers the standard room would be fine, for two people it is a bit of a squeeze! Advertised minimum rate is $254 per person (April 2014). Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant The Hotel Casablanca is a good quality hotel in the middle of Time Square. Yup, you read that correctly!

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The Nadler Soho, London

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The hotel doesn’t have a bar or restaurant, which might be a deal breaker for some business travellers, but it does have a meeting space for up to 8 people. Advertised minimum rate per night is £153 (August 2014). . Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Airport meet and greet service

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If you are an assistant based in the UK and you have plans to travel to or from London Heathrow or London City Airport in January or February 2015 this is the competition for you! If you are not travelling in January or February but your Executive is going away on business, you can enter the competition and gift the service to your boss ! We have a fantastic competition for you this month!

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Booking a flight for the boss

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Do they need a visa to travel? Which airport should your boss travel from? It is without doubt the UK’s fastest airport for business travel. I’ve been on a few business trips to Amsterdam via London City Airport and every time it was the quickest and easiest way to travel. London City Airport is the most punctual airport in the UK so yet another reason to organise business travel from there.

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Six reasons every assistant should be using a corporate taxi service

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A few years ago I was travelling with my boss to a number of appointments around London. This is great for budgeting purposes and makes it really easy for each department to keep a track of their own spending on travel. Featured Sponsored post Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant training It was February and it had just started to snow.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin Texas

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Well I think it is only fair to say from the outset that Condé Nast Traveler are right in voting Lake Austin Spa Resort the #1 Destination Spa on the Condé Nast Gold List. I was most impressed with the ‘friendship table’ set up by the resort for solo travellers to sit together (if they wanted to) and enjoy each other’s company. Business travel. So you might not expect a spa resort to particularly cater for business travel but you would be wrong.

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Threadneedles Hotel, London

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If your boss is travelling on business to the City of London you can’t go wrong with Threadneedles. Advertised minimum rate per night is £180 (September 2014). Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant A few years I organised afternoon tea at T hreadneedles Hotel for my department’s Christmas party.

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Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

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All you have to do is book a car to Heathrow Airport, organise transfers on arrival at the foreign destination and then make sure that all your travellers get to every meeting in their jam-packed itinerary without a hitch. Organising the most appropriate ground transportation supplier for your company can be straightforward, but to get the best value and the best travel experience from your service provider, you need to find out a bit more information. It sounds simple.

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Booking a chartered flight for your boss

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For assistants working in the corporate world this can be a challenging task, but for those working with bosses who are high-net worth VIPs, business travel can be even more difficult. The location that your boss is travelling from so that the broker can find the most convenient airport. Featured Sponsored post Travel admin administrators assistants business travel Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Go Native Apartments, London

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Advertised minimum rate per night is £162 (October 2014). Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Now that I live in Barcelona it is always a bit strange going back to London and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city that I worked in for over ten years. Seeing familiar faces rushing to and fro.

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The 7 iPhone Apps I Keep in My Travel Folder

Productivityist

There''s a reason I keep a folder called "Travel" on my iPhone. Here are the 7 iPhone apps I keep in my Travel folder in order to help me have a better overall travel experience: 1. This has been my go-to travel app for a long time. I don''t pay for TripIt Pro any longer (although I may start again now that I''m traveling more than ever), but TripIt''s basic features gives me my itinerary in one glance. What travel apps do you use?

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Practically Perfect PA visits: The Fulton Inn Charleston SC

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Advertised minimum rate per night $149 (January 2014). . Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant While sitting in the back of a taxi owned by one of the friendliest drivers I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet I surveyed my surroundings and came to the conclusion that King Street is quite possibly one of the greatest streets on earth. What an experience!

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How to ensure your boss has a great business trip

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants spend hours putting together travel itineraries for their Executives. So how can we ensure our Executives have support when travelling on a business trip when we can’t be there to support them? Firstly when my Executive was travelling through a notoriously difficult airport – Dubai. Featured Sponsored post Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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The Talbott Hotel, Chicago

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During the 10 minutes I had to wait for my room I was able to rest my travel weary body on one of the comfortable sofas next to the open fire in the lobby area. Advertised minimum rate is $139 per person (March 2014). Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel Chicago EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant What an absolute godsend The Talbott Hotel is!

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Royal Sonesta Houston Texas

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Having booked business travel to Houston more times than I can actually remember I am very aware of how little time executives have when they arrive in Houston. Most business travellers attend their meetings and leave so I always try to book my executives into a hotel that allows them to see at least a little bit of Houston. The Galleria area really is the hub for business travellers with most oil and gas companies based near by.

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Seven reasons why your boss should use a chauffeur service

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It takes the hassle out of travel . To decrease the stress of business travel even further a private hire car can pick your manager up from their house and deliver them back to their house at the end of the trip. Featured Sponsored post admin administrators assistants business travel EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Ensuring our boss is able to get from A to B without any fuss or stress is a key task for assistants.

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Ten tips for organising a business trip to… London

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It went down pretty well so I thought I would share a few more of my London business travel tips with you. Despite similarities with other English speaking countries, Londoners do have a few quirky little habits that can confuse even the most seasoned business traveller! For any business traveller coming to London with the hope of packing light can and will be caught out with their choice of clothing.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: NH Constanza Barcelona

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All in all I would definitely say that a stay at the NH Constanza would be a great choice for the business traveller while in Barcelona. Advertised minimum rate per night €74.25 (January 2014). Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Wentworth Mansion Charleston SC

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Advertised minimum rate per night $319 (January 2014). . Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant The very first sentence of this blog post is going to be dedicated to my new love – Wentworth Mansion. I didn’t really believe in love at first sight until I set my eyes on this absolutely stunning building in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina.

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10 nice touches: hotels

Practically Perfect PA

This is such a nice touch and so handy for frequent business travellers. Some nice small travel size products are all I ask for. Featured admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Over the last few years I’ve stayed in many many hotels and I can honestly say the quality can vary enormously.

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An airline loyalty programme that benefits assistants too!

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Most of us organise travel for our executives and most of our executives are considered frequent flyers. Although part of our job is to find the best deals when it comes to travel I strongly believe it is also our job to ensure our managers are travelling comfortably and have the best experience they can. Most of the executives I’ve worked for have travelled at least once a month, always for important meetings that require them to be focussed and professional.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: The Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC

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It seems like the hotel has given quite some thought to the female traveller which always makes a nice difference. For a female business traveller this hotel is perfect. Advertised minimum rate per night $288 (January 2014). . Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Stepping into the Sofitel from the rain soaked streets of Washington DC was a lovely experience.

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Swiss Luxury Apartments, Geneva

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Advertised minimum rate per night is 550 CHF (October 2014). Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant The Swiss Luxury Apartments are located in a beautiful building on a quiet street and short walking distance from the Lake. It is a lovely part of Geneva with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes nearby.

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