6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. And the fun of traveling multiplies if you are flying to a foreign destination, more if that’s your first international trip.

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. How long have you been a friend of Office Dynamics International? Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here.

Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that a lot of countries have strange international laws ? Here is a collection of the odd laws some of your travel destinations have. See Also: 21 Top Travel Apps and Tools . Now, let’s travel to a faraway place – the city of Adelaide in Australia.

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. Why should you attend Assist Travel? The Assist Travel Programme.

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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. Women who don’t travel often will say to me, “Don’t you hate eating by yourself?”

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Studies show that travelling can improve your overall health and enhance your creativity. If you need more convincing, here is a list of all the benefits of traveling. See Also: Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know. Fun Happiness Travel

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TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

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Booking a last minute trip to an international company? Booking and managing business travel is time consuming, stressful, and let’s be honest, not always that appreciated. Or maybe you’re managing the annual ski-trip for the entire company? We get it.

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Studies show that travelling can improve your overall health and enhance your creativity. If you need more convincing, here is a list of all the benefits of traveling. See Also: Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know. Fun Happiness Travel

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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. Accounting for the safety and the whereabouts of business travellers has never been of greater importance for international companies.

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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.

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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. Even better, we are opening up the afternoon at Assist Travel for free.

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10 Essential Vitamins for Frequent Travelers

Dumb Little Man

Frequent travels can take a toll on the body. Regardless of whether you are traveling first class or economy class, your body gets exposed to a lot of factors that can greatly weaken your immune system. The same issue arises when you’re traveling by land.

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A review of Assist Travel 2015

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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.

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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.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

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San Francisco has two major airports – SFO (San Francisco International) and Oakland International (OAK). SFO has more international flights, but OAK is not as far away as you may think. Download our Ultimate USA City Guide for Business Travellers below.

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5 Important Tips Before Traveling Overseas

Dumb Little Man

Regardless of which country you are traveling to, there are things you can do and prepare to make the trip not only hassle-free but safe, too. To give you an idea, here’s the best international travel checklist you’ll ever need. Tip #1 Check Your Passport And Other Travel Documents. Before making any travel plans, you must first know where your passport is. Your passport should be valid for at least six months before you travel overseas.

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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. Mobile travel planning made easy. A complimentary travel organizer.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Berlin

Practically Perfect PA

Since opening its doors to the world since the fall of the wall, Berlin has become a bustling, cosmopolitan and hugely popular destination for business and leisure travellers alike. It’s Berlin International Games Week , April 18th-24th. What to do at Berlin’s #appsworld.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Cannes

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Situated in the breathtaking surrounds of the coastal paradise on the French Riviera, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from June 18th-25th attracts a global audience of the biggest players in the communications, advertising and marketing industries.

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International Virtual Assistant Day 2009

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs International Virtual Assistant Day 2009 Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:39 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant While you may already have seen, heard, read or otherwise somehow found out that the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) scheduled for May 14-16 has been postponed and rescheduled to October 1-3, 2009!

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5 Ways to Greenify Your Business Travel

Eco-Office Gals

Are you someone who does a lot of traveling for business purposes? Luckily for you, we have a few suggestions (five to be exact) that can help you to greenify your business travel and, hopefully, help you to distress a bit in the process too: Travel less.

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7 Ways To Save Money While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

In this post, we’ll take a look at seven ways to save money while traveling so that you can come back with money in your pocket! 7 Tips for Saving Money When Traveling. Below are seven ways to save money while traveling. Discount travel booking sites, such as NextVacay.com, can save you hundreds of dollars on vacation costs, airfares and more. Friends noticed the couple’s frequent travels and asked how they were managing this.

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5 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Sobriety When Traveling

Dumb Little Man

*This article is for recovering addicts and how you can stay sober while traveling. Traveling may bring a multitude of new sights, new experiences and new cultures. It is not dangerous for you to have travel as an integral part of your recovery; in fact, quite the opposite.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to New York City

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Word of warning: There are a lot of stairs and ground to cover and no one to help with baggage, so only consider this option if you are travelling light. Download our Ultimate US City Guide for Business Travellers. Assist Travel Travel

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7 Important Things To Do To Travel Like A Local

Dumb Little Man

For some people, traveling is about getting an authentic experience. On the other hand, there are people who prefer to be low-key tourists when traveling. To give you an idea, here are some tips to help you travel like a local. It is handy for travelers to go to the library or use Google to research about the place they are planning to visit. Knowing an area in advance is probably the most important preparation any traveler can do. Fun Happiness Travel

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The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

Practically Perfect PA

Lucy Brazier from Executive Secretary Magazine updated the audience on the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant– they are doing great things so do check out their LinkedIn Group ! The Ultimate Travel Itinerary from Practically Perfect PA. Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr

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Tips for Combining Business and Personal Travel

On The Job

I thought since many of us are always searching for ways to make business travel a bit more rewarding, some road warriors could share their insight on how they do it. If you're traveling alone and looking for some private time, let your office know when you're going to take your time off.

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How to Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists

Office Dynamics

Travel Planning for Executive & Administrative Assistants. But I really didn’t understand the intricacies of travel until I became an executive and traveled often. For 22 years, I have been traveling; mostly within the United States. So, if I think it is tough being a traveler in the United States, just imagine how difficult it is for the executives who travel great distances often—and have to show up for meetings!

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How to Network While Traveling on Business

On The Job

After a long day of business on the road, I have been known to hole up in my hotel room and have room service deliver a hot fudge sundae while I watch a marathon of "International House Hunters." Business travel is a great time to get out of your room and meet people."

Technology of the week: Time Zone Ninja

Practically Perfect PA

Time Zone Ninja is a straightforward tool that helps you schedule international meetings. Featured Office Technology Technology of the week admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks technology Travel Virtual Assistant

10 Tips for Protecting Personal Data While Travelling

Ian's Messy Desk

Laptops and phones are powerful enough that we can complete most types of tasks while travelling; any location can be a workstation. This can be a major productivity boon if you’re traveling on business. Image via Wikipedia. Thanks to technology, work is not confined to the office.

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Travel Planning for Your Executive

Office Dynamics

This is a comment I often hear from executives who travel and feel their executive assistant is not thinking through all the details of their trips. Unless you have traveled extensively, which most executive assistants do not get to do, it is hard to comprehend what might happen.

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Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue. Is there a fee of any sort that goes with the international fax? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 07, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you have trouble figuring out how to call a client or even a colleague in another country?

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Making Travel Arrangements

Laughing all the Way to Work

Making travel arrangements for your boss can sometimes be stressful. I remember making travel arrangements for a boss who was travelling to New York City for a meeting. I was not aware there were three main airports in New York City: JFK, LaGuardia and Newark International Airport, and I had him flying into LaGuardia but his hotel room and meeting were right across town (closer to JFK Airport)! Here are some questions you can ask: what kind of travel: Air, Train, Car?

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IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). I thought I would pass on something from the e-newsletter because this week there was a link to a Yahoo article with a list of 20 Tips from Air Travel Insiders. If you are involved in making travel arrangements for your boss or even for your own personal travel, this is well worth the read.

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Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency

Administrative Arts

Jacquelyn asks: I am accepting a position wherein I will have to make travel arrangements. I will need a step by step guide or a travel agency that will assist me. Will any of the travel agencies assist me in making travel arrangements. Using a Travel Agent. First of all, yes, most travel agencies and agents charge fees. Essentially, you need to balance the cost of using a travel agent against the benefits of using one. Why Use a Travel Agent.

Old Internal Hard Drives - Portable and More Useful Than You Think!

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Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online!

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , Research , Travel A re you trying to book a flight, hotel or car rental for your manager? I originally wrote a post on this entitled " Travel Plans " explaining that you can use Travelocity and Expedia to find the best deals. Visit Travel Zoo for the most up-to-date best deals you can find on the internet.

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A 5 Step Guide to Productive Travel: How to Keep Going Forward When You’re Going Places

Productivityist

As I write this, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Seattle preparing to head off for a week of travel. It doesn’t matter when travel takes place, it is disruptive. Travel doesn’t have to be so disruptive that it throws you completely off your game.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Airport meet and greet service

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One very lucky assistant will win a free airport meet and greet service courtesy of DiamondAir International. 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!

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Dealing with Visas

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At our recent Assist Travel event one of the most interesting topics discussed was the trials and tribulations of organising visas for our Executives. Expedited return of the Visa – We can arrange airport meets, an international courier or motorbike if necessary.

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Ten tips for organising a business trip to… Geneva

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A great way to save money is to ask the hotel for a Geneva Travel Card which gives tourists free access to buses, trams and boats. Weekends are quieter as business travellers leave and locals go out to the county-side.

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How to ensure your boss has a great business trip

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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? This post is sponsored by DiamondAir International.

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