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.

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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 Assistant

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Streamline your business travel management in 5 steps

Practically Perfect PA

Let’s be honest… Business travel can be a nightmare. Dozens of emails a week with travel requests, questions about itineraries, last minute changes, and scheduling complications. Better travel management can minimise emails and streamline the entire process.

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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!

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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

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.

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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 Assistant

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Expense Management Process

Practically Perfect PA

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

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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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. Travel best practice. Travel technology.

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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.

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.

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How to Earn Money While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Those who live for traveling, and there are many of us who do, crave for the opportunity to see amazing places in the world as often as possible. However, only a few people can travel the world and not worry about their finances. Travel Photographer. Travel Nursing.

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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. Assist Travel.

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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.

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

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7 Ways to Control Your Business Travel Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

In one survey, 36 percent of employees admitted that “work-related travel makes them more stressed than usual”. While experiencing travel-related anxiety is totally normal, you shouldn’t let it affect your performance. There are many things that can go wrong when you travel.

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

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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. Stress Free Speedy Travel. Lara Morgan, Serial Entrepreneur and extensive business traveller.

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TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

Practically Perfect PA

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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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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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. PAs who travel.

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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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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. The post Top travel tips please!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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How To Stay Safe and Prevent Theft While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

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: 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. 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?

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

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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.

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

Practically Perfect PA

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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A business case for Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

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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Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. You must keep these things in mind when you are managing your executive’s calendar. Calendar management is an important skill. Did he/she travel? Travel? Next two weeks’ schedule Travel?

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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Waving goodbye to your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

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 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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