Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

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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!

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

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

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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.

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Business travel without the stress

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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 Assistant

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Expense Management Process

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Core Skills admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Expenses Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantCollecting and processing expenses is not fun.

Your business travel tips

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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. Destination Management . Assist Travel.

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News from Assist Travel

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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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Launching Assist Travel 2016

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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.

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Launching Assist Travel

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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. Travel best practice. Travel technology.

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Ultimate travel itinerary

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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. Assist Travel.

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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.

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TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

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

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So, Assist Travel happened… again!

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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. 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

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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. So how should Assistants react to their Executives: Travelling more often.

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Ten tips for travelling Assistants

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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. For more details and to register check out the Assist Travel event page.

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Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

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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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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.    A According to the folks at the expense reporting and management firm, SAP Concur, it continues to gain popularity. 

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More presentations from Assist Travel 2016

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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. PAs who travel.

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Top travel tips please!

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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!

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

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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.

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How can you help your Executive with travel delays?

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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. You may be able to book them on or get your Travel Management Company to switch the booking asap.

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Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

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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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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: 10 Assist Travel tickets!

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We are offering ten lucky readers the chance to attend Assist Travel for free. More information on the programme and the speakers can be found on the Assist Travel website. Planning travel for your team should take minutes, not hours!

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Why incentive travel works

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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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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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Travel Itineraries

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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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What should you expect from your business travel provider?

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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! You may book your own travel believing it to be quicker, cheaper and more efficient.

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The 4 steps of business travel: Getting your Executive home

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Over the last few weeks I have been writing about the four steps of business travel, firstly I published waving goodbye to your Exec. The second step was Delivering your Exec to their destination and the third step was managing your Executive while they are on the road.

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Booking business travel: is there an app for that?

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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? Booking business travel, is there an app for that?

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The four steps of business travel planning

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As I said many times arranging travel for your Executive can be a tricky business. Knowing their preferences, getting them to their destination and then managing them while they are away from the office is a time consuming task. Managing your Executive while they are on the road.

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How To Stay Safe and Prevent Theft While Traveling

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Traveling to a new state or country can be very exciting and relaxing at the same time. Here are a few ideas on how to stay safe while traveling abroad or even during a simple weekend getaway: Before You Leave, Protect Your Home. Technology for Travel Safety. How To Travel

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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Managing your Executive while they are on the road

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So this is part three of my four part business travel planning guide. Today I will look at how you can manage your Executive while they are on the road. Is your manager expecting you to change the hours you work to coincide with the time difference?

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The tax implication of business travel

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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.

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A business case for Assist Travel 2016

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With just under two months to go until Assist Travel kicks off on Friday 9th September at The Grange Tower Bridge, London I am putting the final touches to the event. If you would like to book a place on Assist Travel please do go directly to the registration page.

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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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Request a demo to see why it’s so popular with Office Managers and Personal Assistants. 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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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Waving goodbye to your Executive

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This week I am concentrating on the tricky task of business travel planning. Business travel is tricky but it can be a lot easier if you get the initial stage right – the first step really does lay the foundations for a successful business trip. What are my travel options?

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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Delivering your Exec to their destination

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Over the last few weeks I have been looking at the four stages of business travel planning. I’ve put together a list of travel apps that will help you with all your business travel plans. I want to remind you that their are still free places available for Assist Travel.

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Organising business travel is changing… Are you?

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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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Assistants as information managers

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Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report , which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020. So what do we mean by Assistants as information managers?

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to Boston

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Boston Town Car is another option for luxury travel for the airport and within the city. The “T’s” Day/Week LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($12) or seven days ($19).

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Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

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So a few weeks ago I told you guys that we are organising Assist Travel again this year. The session is called Proactive PAs: Business Travel Case studies and Panel Session and the second session is called Top 5 business destinations uncovered. Assist Travel details.

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Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

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In a time where the majority of emphasis is placed on finding the best price, the easy route is to choose the cheapest option when booking your executive travel, especially when it comes to airport transfers, be it a group or individual. Business Travel Accounts.

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