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! 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. A single dashboard view of all travel – PA’s can see at a glance all travel plans made for their executive(s). Assist Travel.

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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. Even if you do have some money in the bank and decide to spend them all on traveling, those savings will probably disappear before you even get to go through your ‘top 10 travel list’. Travel Photographer. Travel Nursing.

2019 176
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13 Things You Can Do With Your Old Phone

Dumb Little Man

This leads most people to discard their phones, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are still many surprising and creative things you can do with that old phone. You can download an eReader app to your old cell phone. This way, you can travel light and use it as a handy backup. As long as your phone is in good condition and unlocked, you can sell your old phone and turn a profit. You can turn your old phone into your very own VR headset !

2019 192

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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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. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides. One of my directors travelled from Sydney to Tokyo on the same trip. Assist Travel.

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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand. They also wouldn’t miss the areas around Paddington Station and Paddington Basin, where Jason Bourne made a particularly tense phone call. . A walk along the southern bank of the river Seine will bring fans to the exact magical spot where Gil time-travelled back to the 1920s where the story really began. Fun Travel

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Backpackers vs. Glampackers: What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Dumb Little Man

Staycation, voluntourism, set-jetting—these are just some of the many travel buzzwords going around. Let’s start by getting a good grasp of these two distinct breeds of travelers. Backpackers are individuals who follow the low-cost and independent approach to traveling. They take as much time they need when traveling. They travel without sacrificing comfort and style. Like backpackers, they have a passion for travel, but they try to keep theirs glamorous.

2020 123

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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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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5 Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is A Fast Way to Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

We’ve come up with five simple reasons on why you should finally take an adventure solo travel trip as quickly as you can! The answer is pretty simple; adventure solo travel! Of course, for a majority of people, the idea of solo travel can be a huge challenge. However, once we choose to ignore such awful feelings, there are several incredible benefits of solo travel especially when it comes to personal development. Traveling Solo Teaches You to Be Brave.

2018 211

How can you help your Executive with travel delays?

Practically Perfect PA

… And then you get the dreaded phone call… ‘I’m stuck in traffic and I’m going to miss my flight’… Ahhhhhhhh!!!! 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. Prior to the trip ensure your Executive has the phone number of the hotel, your Travel Management Company and the Airline stored in their phone.

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The Lazy Nomads’ Top 3 Safety Tips for Travelers in 2019

Dumb Little Man

Among the top risks associated with travel include theft, scamming, political unrest, natural catastrophes, and health risks. While traveling might be fun, there’s always danger. With that, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, take into account the following safety tips for travelers. Thieves know many ways to separate a traveler from their valuables. See Also: Internet Access While Traveling: Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe.

2019 161

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! Organising business travel is changing… Are you?

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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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5 Ways To Travel The World While Keeping a Full-Time Job

Dumb Little Man

Developments in technology mean you can travel the world AND hold down a full-time job. To many it may seem like a dream to work and travel, to set your own schedule and to use your hotel (or the Starbucks) as an office. However, working AND travelling is, in fact, a growing trend. Should you wish to travel and keep your full-time job, now is the right time to do it. Obviously, you will need a laptop, a phone, and a few tools to keep you alive.

2016 217

Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Then, when it’s finally time to take a day off and relax, or travel for business, they’re starting from scratch and the planning process suddenly feels more stressful than ever!

4 Smart Ways to Travel The World For Free

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know our secret on ways to travel the world for FREE ? If you are a traveler, you certainly know that traveling can be far too expensive. The good news is that there are ways out there to travel cheaper and longer. You may even end up traveling for free! You need to play your cards right in order to be able to travel more and avoid paying too much. Here are the 3 smart ways you can travel the world cheap or for free. #1

2016 159

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. Whether you travel often or your executive does these apps will make your lives much easier by increasing your productivity and ease your travel woes. Mobile travel planning made easy. Booking for a traveler who prefers a certain seat or section of the plane?

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A Look at Explora: A Mobile Phone Option for US-Bound Travelers

Productivityist

Do I want to finally settle on getting a phone for US travel only? Explora is a service that offers US-bound travellers the ability to have a phone (a Google Nexus phone, to be specific) that they can use at a flat rate while they are in the country. Considering what pricing would look like for the average mobile phone user, Explora saves foreign travellers to the US a ton of money. I really like how you can reserve more than one phone.

2014 81

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? Many assistants use a travel management company at this point to ease the pain of searching numerous flight and hotel options. Do they need a visa to travel?

2015 160

5 Tips to Convince Your Overprotective Parents to Let You Travel Alone

Dumb Little Man

A lot of parents aren’t comfortable with the idea of their children traveling abroad, particularly if they plan on going alone. However, you and I know that traveling is actually one of the best ways to learn and grow. By going on a solo travel, you encounter new and diverse experiences that are not always comfortable. Back up your research on the benefits of traveling and working abroad. See Also: 6 Ways Traveling Alone Makes You Stronger.

2019 205

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

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have been looking at the four stages of business travel planning. I’ve heard many stories of Executive’s phoning their assistant to ask where certain shops, restaurants or other amenities are while in transit. I’ve put together a list of travel apps that will help you with all your business travel plans. They are all free so if your manager travels on one airline frequently it is well worth downloading their app.

2015 165

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. Thanks to technology, you definitely don’t have to travel as much as you used to. There are very few people who can travel without their laptop and cell phone. 5 Green Ways to Travel to Work.

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Off on my travels

Office Organization Success

As you read this I’m packing my suitcase to head off on my travels again. This time I’m off to Orlando for a couple of days in my role as Associate Consultant for Suzanne Evans’ 10K Club … the first of many travel excursions this year, I’m sure! No hopping on a train this time; just good, old-fashioned phone calls!).

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. Since I travel most of the year and every trip is an adventure, many of the things I hear attendees complain about are typical, yet they appear to be larger than life to the attendee. It is for this very reason that I had Nancy Fraze, an Office Dynamics journalist, write, a list of Travel Tips.

2018 143

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! Address: Phone: _.

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5 Ways To Travel The World While Keeping a Full-Time Job

Dumb Little Man

Developments in technology mean you can travel the world AND hold down a full-time job. To many it may seem like a dream to work and travel, to set your own schedule and to use your hotel (or the Starbucks) as an office. However, working AND travelling is, in fact, a growing trend. Should you wish to travel and keep your full-time job, now is the right time to do it. Obviously, you will need a laptop, a phone, and a few tools to keep you alive.

2016 145

Travel Tips For the Solopreneur

Step It Up VA Coaching

Even an online business owner can’t always get away from traveling – there are workshops, mastermind meetings, client meetings, trainings or other opportunities to network face-to-face. As a Virtual Assistant, you should have the freedom to travel, and also be able to enjoy it. Here are some tips to help make your travel – business or otherwise – as smooth and enjoyable as possible, so you don’t return back to chaos! by Donna Toothaker.

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8 Ways to Dramatically Boost Your Productivity While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

As organizations get larger, it’s inevitable that their leaders will have to invest in some travel. Whether they’re visiting current clients, attending conferences, meeting new clients, or simply seeking inspiration, travel becomes a crucial and unavoidable part of a growing business. When I travel, I try to invest a few small blocks of time (30-40 minutes) in thinking broadly about my business. Keep phone calls to a minimum: You are traveling for a purpose.

2013 219

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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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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Smartphone Sales to Over Take Feature Phone Sales in 2011

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « 1 in 8 Consumers Forecasted to Cut or Eliminate Cable TV in 2010 | Main | An Overview of the Non-Profit Sector » May 12, 2010 Smartphone Sales to Over Take Feature Phone Sales in 2011 Nielsen is forecasting that smartphone sales in the U.S. will exceed "dumb" phones in 2011.  There is lot's of more information at [link] Posted by: Mark Tinger | May 14, 2010 at 11:42 AM Smart phone sales is a trend.

2011 100

Who Called? Use A Phone Call Log!

Professional Assistant Blog

Use A Phone Call Log! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you find that when you receive phone calls or voice mail messages, you cant remember who called, what time they called, who they were trying to call, etc? If youre looking for a business phone system , check out the PBXs that are currently on the market. Home About Me Advertise Who Called?

2008 100

Minimum Life Traveling Baggage

Brilliantly Better

Even came up with 4 4 tips for traveling long distance. So, I usually take with me my identity card (in Europe I can travel only with that, I don’t need a passport), my driver license and my passport. Never used traveler checks so far. I’m a digital nomad and traveling without any of these won’t make sense. Local Phone Cards. Prepaid phone and internet cards. But when traveling I’m again relieved to not take care of that.

5 Productivity Tricks For A More Productive Day of Summer Travel

Productivityist

Planning your trip ahead of time will remove so much of the stress that comes with travel. How are you supposed to relax if your phone is buzzing with work e-mails, calls and reminders of impending deadlines? Unplugging from your phone and computer is a vital step in that process. The post 5 Productivity Tricks For A More Productive Day of Summer Travel appeared first on Productivityist. Today’s guest post is by Kacey Mya.

2017 69

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. USE YOUR OWN: It’s tempting, especially while traveling, to pop into an Internet café to send e-mails and conduct business. PACK YOUR BAGS IN A PARTICULAR WAY: You want to take on the persnickety persona of Felix Unger when you pack to travel.

2011 175

The Best Tech Travel Gear – For The Rest Of Us

Simple Productivity Blog

So I thought I would write about the best tech travel gear – for the rest of us. Laptop Travel. One of the things about traveling with a laptop is that batteries don’t have an infinite charge, so it is important to have a way to power your laptop. If you are traveling out of country or in a place where the electricity is prone to surges, you need to protect your circuitry. Do I need to carry my phone at all? What do I carry when I’m traveling?

2012 139

What Kind of PBX Phone System is Right for Your Business?

Small Business CEO

In order to understand which PBX phone system will best suit your business’s needs, you should understand what a PBX system actually is. The system exchanges and connects multiple phone calls from one user to another or from one department to another (“for Human Resources press 1…” etc) in a company or organization. Outgoing calls travel through the PBX phone systems to connect with outside lines. … Information Technology pbx pbx phone system

Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? Then you just enter the phone or fax number in the third section. 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue. Posted on 9 December, 2008 5:50 PM The Professional Assistant Hi Neil, Faxing is just like using the phone for voice long distance calls.

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Simple Tool for Organizing All of Your Travel Information

Productive & Organized

Anyone that travels frequently knows that a well organized set of travel documents makes the trip much less stressful.    Some that I made myself and some that were pre-manufactured for travel.   Smead sent me a couple of samples of their Travel Organizer a few weeks ago and I have been using them so I could give you the scoop.  When you purchase a travel organizer package from Smead, you get 2 different organizers. 

2011 160

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.

2009 109

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. Since I travel most of the year and every trip is adventure, many of the things I hear attendees complain about are typical; yet they appear to be larger than life to the attendee. It will certainly reduce any travel stress you may experience.

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?

2014 79