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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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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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.

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. Assist Travel.

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!

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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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!

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.

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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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.

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. Women who don’t travel often will say to me, “Don’t you hate eating by yourself?”

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Things You Didn’t Know That Occur While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Imagine that you’re traveling in a group of four and searching online for four airline seats. If the travel site you’re using only has three free at a discounted rate and another at a normal fare, guess which price you’ll see for all four? Lifehacks Time Travel

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. But it is worth remembering that most people become even more impatient when travel plans are delayed on the way back from a trip.

5 Steps To Reinvent Your Life By Traveling

Dumb Little Man

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I choose to travel. When I engaged in meaningful travel for the first time, I realized that so much of it was geared towards personal development.

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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. We’ve organised our lives around travel.

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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.

Must-have apps for women who love to travel alone

Dumb Little Man

They are open to frequent business travels, are able to manage both house and job and are super efficient when it comes to multitasking. The post Must-have apps for women who love to travel alone appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

Dumb Little Man

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. While travelling, you will find yourself stuck in situations where things don’t always go as planned.

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.

Tips for Combining Business and Personal Travel

On The Job

I thought since many of us are always searching for ways to make business travel a bit more rewarding, some road warriors could share their insight on how they do it. If you're traveling alone and looking for some private time, let your office know when you're going to take your time off.

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. Assist Travel details.

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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.

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.

The Well Traveled Dog

Small Business Labs

Thanks to the pet humanization trend , it comes as no surprise a growing number of people are traveling with their pets. Again from the article: As pet travel becomes more common, the amenity bar gets higher.

Business Inspiration from Travelling

The Small Business Blog

Anyone who has been travelling at some stage during their life – whether it was post graduation or on a career break – knows that it can be a life-changing experience. One great thing that can come as a result of travelling is the inspiration to start your own business.

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.

6 Steps to have a Stress Free Travel including Yoga.

Dumb Little Man

Vacation time is all about traveling. The post 6 Steps to have a Stress Free Travel including Yoga. We all know that making a trip can be a little stressful, especially at the beginning. Here are some tips you can follow to have a great trip from the beginning to end.

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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 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).

Beauty Hacks: 10 Best Hairstyles for Traveling

Dumb Little Man

In most cases, the ideal hairstyle is one that can both keep the hair secure and out of the way during travel. See Also: 10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling. The post Beauty Hacks: 10 Best Hairstyles for Traveling appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Fun Lifehacks Travel

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.

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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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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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.

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?