Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliar surroundings, time and performance pressures, networking in a second or third language, and a confused body clock all contribute to rising stress levels. We look at simple techniques that help you get the basics right, so you can keep stress to a minimum. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Getaway From Stress: 7 Reasons Why You Should Travel

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Stress plays a huge role in our lives. Some of the biggest factors that contribute to the increase in stress are work and money. How can we reduce our stress? One of the effective ways of reducing stress is to take a vacation and travel. Not only that it gets us that time off work, traveling greatly brings us excitement, joy, and to top all that, it is good for our mental state and well-being. Here are reasons why you should travel: Reinvent Yourself.

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TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

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Booking and managing business travel is time consuming, stressful, and let’s be honest, not always that appreciated. Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Employment Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantBooking a last minute trip to an international company? Or maybe you’re managing the annual ski-trip for the entire company? We get it.

2018 124

6 Steps to have a Stress Free Travel including Yoga.

Dumb Little Man

We all know that making a trip can be a little stressful, especially at the beginning. Vacation time is all about traveling. The post 6 Steps to have a Stress Free Travel including Yoga. Here are some tips you can follow to have a great trip from the beginning to end. Book flights and accommodation with a couple months of anticipation. Location and comfort are essentials here. If your hotel is near the airport and some tourist attractions, is definitely a great choice.

2016 152

Are You Too Busy to Travel? 7 Reasons to Get Motivated and Start Travelling

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Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons. Avid globetrotter Johnson Nguyen shares these traveling tips and hacks he’s picked up while traveling throughout the globe. If you are waiting for that perfect time to travel, it will likely never come. Today will always be the perfect day to travel. There are ways to make money specifically to travel. Travel Helps Decrease Stress & Anxiety.

2019 176

10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

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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. One of the main benefits of travelling, especially to areas where your native language is not widely used, is that you learn how to communicate with all manner of different people. We all have stress and tension in our lives. See Also: 5 Steps To Reinvent Your Life By Traveling.

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

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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. One of the main benefits of travelling, especially to areas where your native language is not widely used, is that you learn how to communicate with all manner of different people. We all have stress and tension in our lives. See Also: 5 Steps To Reinvent Your Life By Traveling.

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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. Before I go into more detail on all that stuff, I thought I’d firstly refresh your memories and talk a little bit about why I think you should come along to Assist Travel. Why should you attend Assist Travel? The Assist Travel Programme.

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7 Ways to Control Your Business Travel Anxiety

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From flight delays, chaotic train stations, poor hotel rooms, language barriers to deadlines, there’s an endless list of stresses that leads to business trip anxiety. 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. Managing your travel anxiety on a business trip is not that too difficult.

2019 173

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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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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21 Top Travel Apps and Tools

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If there’s one time that you really rely on these gadgets, it’s when you’re traveling. Or more to the point, when you’re trying to travel but are instead stuck in an airport wondering if you’ll ever actually see the inside of a plane, semi-edible food or your luggage ever again. Cool Tools Mobile Organization Stress Travel How did we live without smartphones?

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10 Essential Vitamins for Frequent Travelers

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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. If you like making trips to different places, here are the best vitamins for frequent travelers you need to have in your diet. This makes it one of the top vitamins for frequent travelers.

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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. After spending quite a bit of time shaping the programme and finding the right speakers I was really pleased with the content which gave lots of practical support for assistants booking business travel. Stress Free Speedy Travel. Lara Morgan, Serial Entrepreneur and extensive business traveller.

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Stress free annual leave

Practically Perfect PA

10 tips for stress free annual leave - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires. Although I do travel quite a bit, for work and for pleasure, I always find the build up to my trip quite stressful. Here are my top tips for stress free annual leave. For a truly stress free and relaxed holiday put down your laptop and phone and pick up a book instead! The post Stress free annual leave appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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

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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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Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

With more and more companies expanding the reach of their market across the country and even the globe, the role of the business travel planner has become increasingly important. Assistants who need to plan fast-paced and “not a moment to spare” meeting agendas and travel itineraries for their traveling executives know that getting it right is a difficult feat. Novice and senior assistants alike struggle with the task of travel planning for busy leaders.

2019 155

Emotional Intelligence Meets Travel Planning

Office Dynamics

What do emotional intelligence and travel planning have in common? I have been traveling extensively for business (and a little pleasure) for 3 straight months. I have been a business traveler for 27 years. While the typical person thinks traveling is glamorous, the business traveler has a different perspective. Often business travelers put in very long days. The traveler then sits and waits until boarding time.

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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. In case you’re not aware, TRAVO is revolutionizing the world of travel planning. Strategies for communicating with your executive to reduce stress for everyone—including you!

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Vacations Are Meant For Relaxing. Why Are We So Stressed Going Back To Work After Long Vacations?

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Usually, two or three days before we come back to work, after a long break, we start to feel our tension and stress levels increase. Focus Relaxation How To Time Happiness Motivation Workplace Productivity Holiday Lifehacks Stress Travel Brain Christmas is right around the corner and many of us have planned or are in the midst of planning some vacation time. After all, we all need some time to unwind and relax. But what happens after that long awaited vacation?

2013 219

Five Clever Tips for Stress-Free Family Camping

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If you are one of these parents, here are five tips for family camping you can use to make camping less stressful and more enjoyable for you and your little ones. Following a list can help eliminate the worrying and stress that come with forgotten tools and meals. Perhaps, one of the most stressful things about camping is keeping an eye on your little ones. It will only make your camping a lot stressful for everyone. Travelling can be exhausting, especially for kids.

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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!

5 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Sobriety When Traveling

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*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. However, for travel to impact upon you in the best possible way, preparation is the key. These tips are designed to assist you make the right choices and decisions whilst traveling.

2017 140

4 Smart Ways to Travel The World For Free

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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

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. All this stress and you don’t even get to leave your desk! Using a travel agency has pretty much made queuing for visas at cold and draughty embassies obsolete.

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Don't Risk Having A Vacation Nightmare! Use These 7 Tips Seasoned Travelers Agree Upon.

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Even inexperienced travelers can travel like seasoned pros if they get a few pointers ahead of time. Some frequent travelers recommend ordering kosher meals to get served first on airlines, others swear by finding lodging outside densly populated cities to get the best rates. But all experienced travelers agree on these seven tips. If you plan ahead and put these 7 tips into practice you can make your travel experience more safe and much less stressful.

2013 219

How to Cover your Unexpected Round-the-World Travel Expenses “(Edited)”

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No matter where you go, how you go or how many days your stay will be, you can easily spend more cash than you thought you would when traveling. Unexpected travel expenses can cost you more than you would spend if you just stay at home. There are several unexpected travel expenses that can fast spike the total price of your trip to an uncomfortable height. Travel insurance. Travel insurance is not really common among people. How To Money Travel

2017 156

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 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

5 Green Ways to Travel to Work

Eco-Office Gals

Using alternative methods to travel to work can greatly reduce carbon emissions, travel expenses and even commute time. Alternating days of who drives can also reduce the stresses of driving each morning. Considering monthly passes can also save you some money on public transport, in some cases it may actually be cheaper than the costs of running a car and far less stressful. Post from: Eco-Office Gals 5 Green Ways to Travel to Work.

2011 208

All work and some play: the rise of the ‘Bleisure’ travellers

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When you’re one half of a couple, frequent business travel can take its toll on your relationship. However, for some business travellers (and even their partners) there is a middle ground. Bleisure’ travel – as it has been dubbed by some in the travel industry – is the mixing of business trips with leisure experiences. Deborah Zanke’s IT consultant husband, Steve, is a frequent business traveller, often spending half the year in transit.

2016 104

Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing? Do you feel tired and stressed throughout each work day? Unfortunately, stress is always going to be a part of our lives. The only people that are not stressed are the ones that arent alive. There are actually two different types of stress - distress and eustress. Eustress is the type of stress that makes you feel good.

2008 100

A bespoke travel provider that really gets to know your boss

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Yes we plan their business trips but this is their precious time away from work and the stress of the office. 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. This is what travel should be and this is Brown + Hudson.

2014 151

5 Productivity Tricks For A More Productive Day of Summer Travel

Productivityist

The stress-relieving qualities of vacation are well documented. Now, all you have to do is make sure that the process of planning and enjoying said vacation comes without stress, too. There are so many steps you can take to make your next trip the most stress-free experience you’ve ever had on the go. Planning your trip ahead of time will remove so much of the stress that comes with travel. This is a great way to ensure that you’ll return to work without stress.

2017 69

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. Here are some questions you can ask: what kind of travel: Air, Train, Car? the day and time preferred for departure and return; if travelling by air do they have a preference as to where they are seated, window or aisle? is the business travel being charged to the company or a client?

2007 109

Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 02, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel stressed at work? People get stressed all of the time. Getting rid of stress in your life can make you more productive , keep you healthy and even keep you sane. Read my post on the difference between good and bad stress.

2008 100

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. While the trip itinerary may "look good" to the executive assistant or even the executive before the trip, there are hiccups along the way as an executive travels. 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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Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

The Office Professionals Place

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Take the “Jingle&# out of Holiday Stress Are you planning the holiday party in your office? Or are you stressed just thinking about the holidays? These events can cause undue stress because the pressure is on for the event to be as successful, the gift to be appreciated, or even for you to have some quality relaxation time. If you can’t travel, stay home and rest, relax, and rejuvenate.

Technology of the Week: TravelPerk

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TravelPerk in a free all-in-one business travel platform for modern companies. Save time and money by using TravelPerk’s in-app automated travel policies, approval flows and travel data. All this to make your company’s business travel smart, connected and stress-free. What is TravelPerk? What does TravelPerk do? TravelPerk gives your entire team freedom and visibility when […].

2018 155

7 Ways to Make Your Business Travel More Efficient

Small Business CEO

To an outsider, getting a job with a lot of travel seems like a dream but it can get really stressful if not properly planned. Here are 7 ways you can travel for business more efficiently. … Travel business travel business trip travel planningTrips are the best. We look forward to them because they offer us a chance to break free from shackles of daily life. But not all trips are vacations.

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

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.