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). Train ticket alerts . 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.

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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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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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Pros and Cons of Traveling by Car You Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Many people all over the world are fond of traveling. However, when you travel by car, you are your own boss on the road. In this article, we gathered the common pros and cons of traveling by car you should know. Pros of traveling by car. Firstly, you can plan your trip yourself and change your route every time you wish when you travel by car. Moreover, traveling with your cat or dog can also be interesting and fun. Cons of traveling by car.

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How To Enjoy Traveling Solo

Dumb Little Man

“But, don’t you get lonely traveling solo?” ” This is a very common question for a lot of people who have jumped on a plane or a train and set off on their own little adventures. Even on our best days, the thought of traveling solo either for a break or to start a life elsewhere can be daunting. However, traveling alone has some significant benefits, like pushing you outside of your comfort zone. After all, this is your traveling experience.

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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. Assistants have to navigate their corporate travel policy while ensuring their Executives have a smooth business trip while relying on suppliers to make that happen. Travel best practice. Travel technology. Travel trends.

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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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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. Remember you are in control of the travel booking and can make decisions based on what you think is appropriate and will ease any awkward moments. If you travel frequently with your boss you should really have a company credit card for your expenses.

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7 Ways to Control Your Business Travel Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

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.

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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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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. Eagle-eyed fans will quickly recognize the Woolwich Arsenal train station and its surroundings. 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. The post Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Fun Travel

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6 Ways Traveling Alone Makes You Stronger

Dumb Little Man

Solo travel is growing in popularity. In fact, the number of first-time travelers who choose to go solo has more than doubled in recent years. Despite that, solo travelers are still a niche minority as most travelers prefer to go in couples or groups. Traveling alone is a whole different experience. Here are six benefits you can get from traveling alone: You Learn to Rely on Yourself. There is no humility and openness like that of a well-traveled person.

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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.

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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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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.

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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. In this month’s webinar, administrative training expert Joan Burge is revealing the solution—a brand new way to ease the burden on you and ensure your executive is happy. You’ll begin to see travel planning as an opportunity, rather than an obstacle, to demonstrate your revolutionary skills.

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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. TRAVO ’s goal is to boil down your arsenal of travel tools, ranging from sticky notes to Excel spreadsheets, to one single booking and planning platform.

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Review: Train Reaction

Simple Productivity Blog

When we travel, it is inevitable that my daughter cannot manage her suitcase, leaving me to juggle her luggage as well as mine. I’d like to introduce Train Reaction. What the Train Reaction Is. The Train Reaction is a simple way to link two wheeled suitcases together. The Train Reaction In Action. I can see that this will help on all of our family vacations, where we generally travel with two suitcases for the family.

5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees

Dumb Little Man

They should be wary of pretext such as: A request for sudden help: Your friend traveled to a different country and is currently stranded. Train your workers to pause and analyze situations before responding to such emails. Carry out training for your employees to avoid opening unfamiliar links on the internet or from sources that seem suspicious. The post 5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Solution for Major Travel Planning Pain Points

Office Dynamics

Travel planning is infamous for being a huge time, patience, and sanity suck for administrative professionals. What seems like a simple there-and-back trip to a traveler is a whirlwind of coordination and research for the admin. Administrative professionals are the second largest employment group in the United States and nearly every single admin doubles as a travel agent. We surveyed over 600 admins on their travel planning practices.

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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!

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. Yes, that is right – a whole day of fantastic training specifically for assistants – completely 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! Compare travel rates across multiple companies to cut costs. Manage multiple travel profiles and preferences at TRAVO.com.

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add in a few additional programs >v iew our free video programs < We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training the administrative professionals. More free assistant training at your fingertips.

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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. 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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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? A brand new app called Native looks at helping both business and public flyers to get the high street travel agent experience on the go. Startup Native is a travel assistant app, evolved from a need to add a human touch to mobile bookings.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. 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. It is for this very reason that I had Nancy Fraze, an Office Dynamics journalist, write, a list of Travel Tips.

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. With limited spaces I don’t want anyone to miss out, particularly assistants who do really want to come along, but believe their boss will not finance the training. If you would like to book a place on Assist Travel please do go directly to the registration page.

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How I Caught the Solo-Travel Bug (and met MC Hammer) in One Weekend

Dumb Little Man

No picture can replicate the memories we create with our friends and family members, but there’s something to be said for making time to travel just for you. Because this was my first chance in years to travel by myself, I wanted to keep things simple and not restrict myself to a rigid itinerary. I know I’m not the only one who likes to travel alone. See Also: 10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling. Endorsements and Caveats for the Solo Traveler.

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Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. For example, when assistants ask me which training would be best for them between our conference and World Class Assistant Certification live course, I ask them “What are your goals?” For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference.

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

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How I Caught the Solo-Travel Bug (and met MC Hammer) in One Weekend

Dumb Little Man

No picture can replicate the memories we create with our friends and family members, but there’s something to be said for making time to travel just for you. Because this was my first chance in years to travel by myself, I wanted to keep things simple and not restrict myself to a rigid itinerary. I know I’m not the only one who likes to travel alone. See Also: 10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling. Endorsements and Caveats for the Solo Traveler.

2016 173

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

Practically Perfect PA

Trains arrive at the SFO International Terminal every 15 minutes and it’s just 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco. More information about trains between OAK and San Francisco. MUNI/San Francisco Municipal operates buses, trains, cable cars and the F-line heritage streetcar. 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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5 Future Transportation Trends That Will Change the Way We Travel

Dumb Little Man

Driverless cars, air taxis, and passenger pods capable of transferring people at speeds of 600 mph or more are bound to make travel faster and safer in the years ahead. These future transportation trends can change the way we commute and travel. This vision hopes to replace bullet trains and airplanes. He envisions cutting the travel time from Los Angeles to San Francisco to 35 minutes. This is in comparison to the major airports most of the US relies on to travel now.

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

Dumb Little Man

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

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Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

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. Proactive PAs: Business Travel Case Studies and Panel Session. You may travel constantly with your Exec and have some very helpful tips for those that are about to embark on their first business trip with the boss.

2016 113

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. There’s the U-Bahn (underground/subway) and the S- Bahn (above ground train) – at times you might switch between the two to get where you’re going. It’s gained a bit of a reputation in recent years with travelers, but the core essence remains the same: beer, and a whole lot of group pong action.

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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. Thanks to technology, you definitely don’t have to travel as much as you used to. For this reason, if you are able to take a train to get to where you need to go, that’s a really smart option.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Cannes

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The airport is 40 minutes from Cannes by road, and you can jump in a taxi, organise a transfer prior to travelling, or hire a car. Trains are your other option – and during the peak season months of July and August, can often be much faster and convenient than travelling by road. Trains from Nice are about 20 minutes away, but you will need to catch a taxi from the airport to the station first. Download our Ultimate European City Guide for Business Travellers below.

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

Practically Perfect PA

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. They must display a certain high level of road knowledge and must travel without the use of satellite navigation GPS. Business Chauffeuring – TCS provides a complete corporate service for your executives, guests and VIP travellers.

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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! In fact, I’d think nothing of hopping on a train to London or Manchester, or some other place, to conduct a face-to-face interview because the research information was that valuable.

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

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. 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. What is most interesting is that administrative professionals are the ones who are very involved in their executive’s travels yet are not road warriors.

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5 Tips to Form New Habits that Stick – Train Yourself Like a Dog

Dumb Little Man

You train yourself. Just like training a dog, you have to break down the training process into steps. Just like picking a trick you want to train your dog. There’s one piece of advice that doesn’t really fit with the dog training theme above. If you’re learning a language to travel, imagine talking to locals on your journeys. You have the toolkit to start training yourself to learn new habits already – so get started. You’ll work out one day.

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