Managing a travel crisis

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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. I was working as an Assistant when the Iceland Volcano erupted back in 2010 causing widespread travel disruptions around […].

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

Dumb Little Man

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.

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Business travel without the stress

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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 AssistantUnfamiliar 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.

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6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

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Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. And the fun of traveling multiplies if you are flying to a foreign destination, more if that’s your first international trip. Tasks Travel

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Travel Without the Tab

Office Dynamics

It’s awesome to be an administrative professional because you sometimes get to travel without the tab. . During my 20 year career, I traveled to some places that were fun, interesting, exotic, and breathtaking. Needless to say, it was more enjoyable to travel without the tab.

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Your business travel tips

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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

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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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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. Traveling makes us temporarily disconnect with our normal routine and it helps us appreciate the people and things you have around.

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Pros and Cons of Traveling by Car You Should Know

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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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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

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Top Helpful Hacks for Frequent Travelers

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If you’re a frequent traveler for business or you’re lucky enough to take regular holidays, then you’ve probably had your fair share of travel nightmares. The travel aggregator site, Orbitz, has recently compiled a list of the top airports in the US based on key aspects, such as flight punctuality and percentage of canceled flights. It even scores points for those with lounge areas that have fast Wi-Fi connections which is ideal if your travel is business-related.

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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. 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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Getaway From Stress: 7 Reasons Why You Should Travel

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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. Traveling enables your body to relax as it gives you greater joy and excitement when you discover new sceneries. Traveling takes you away from that stressful environment.

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How To Enjoy Traveling Solo

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“But, don’t you get lonely traveling solo?” 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. Now, before you go ahead and fulfill your dreams, take a look at our tips on how to enjoy traveling solo. After all, this is your traveling experience. How To Travel

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Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

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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

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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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How To Stay Safe and Prevent Theft While Traveling

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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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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. The aim of Assist Travel. The aims of Assist Travel are three fold. Firstly, to reduce the amount of money that you guys spend on business travel. Delegates at Assist Travel 2015.

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

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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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Internet Access While Traveling: Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe

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Are you tired of unreliable and painfully slow internet when traveling? Imagine spending your precious traveling time looking at a blank screen instead of enjoying the beautiful environment. To ensure you enjoy your internet access without worrying about your security while traveling, we have put together some really helpful tips. However, they will help in reducing your chance of being targeted and improve your internet access while traveling. How To Security Travel

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

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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! Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWhere do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […].

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

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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. Happiness Travel

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Ultimate travel itinerary

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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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7 Ways to Control Your Business Travel Anxiety

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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. “Complete stress-free travel” is a nice slogan most travel companies promise. There are many things that can go wrong when you travel.

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20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

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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 AssistantIt’s a lot, right? Maybe 20% of your week? Maybe more? That time will be taken up by meticulously planning trips with the hope that nothing will go wrong while their Executive is away from the office. But from missed […].

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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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Ten tips for travelling Assistants

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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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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.

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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. I just want to give you a bit more of an introduction to the video.here is what Tae covered in his session: A new generation of business travellers are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. So how should Assistants react to their Executives: Travelling more often.

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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

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Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand. 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 TravelThere’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes.

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5 Important Tips Before Traveling Overseas

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Regardless of which country you are traveling to, there are things you can do and prepare to make the trip not only hassle-free but safe, too. To give you an idea, here’s the best international travel checklist you’ll ever need. Tip #1 Check Your Passport And Other Travel Documents. Before making any travel plans, you must first know where your passport is. Your passport should be valid for at least six months before you travel overseas. Featured Goals Travel

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So, Assist Travel happened… again!

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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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6 Ways Traveling Alone Makes You Stronger

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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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Tips for Business Travelers

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Business travel can be exciting and interesting, but it can also be tiring and frustrating. There are travel tips that can help you make your trip as smooth as possible so you arrive fresh and ready to get down to business. Check for travel advisories before you leave.

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5 Travel Tips to Safely Enjoy Your Vacation

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Traveling can create some of the best memories of your life, especially if you are traveling abroad. However, like in the movie Taken, traveling can turn sour pretty quickly. With that in mind, we’ve decided to compile a list of five travel tips to enjoy your vacation safely. Email Your Travel Itinerary to Friends and Family. While traveling in numbers gives a certain level of safety, there are times in our lives where we want to take a solo trip.

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2015 Travel Trends

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There are already  lots of 2015 travel trend lists out.  According to the World Travel Market Global Trends report golf is in a decline, dropping from 25 million players in the early 2000s to 19 million in 2013. Waiters on Water: According to the Wine Enthusiast's travel trends list , you no longer have to swim up to a bar or climb out of the pool to get a drink.    Happy travels in 2015.

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Live Your Dream to Travel Across the World While Making Money

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All of us are born with a travel bug that urges us to pack our bags and see the world around us. With every new place that you travel to, you learn about a new culture, language, cuisine, and much more. But, it is also right to admit that traveling requires funds.

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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.

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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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Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

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Whether travelling domestically or internationally, corporations have a Duty of Care to employees visiting other cities and locations for business. That’s why Roomex have developed an interactive map that can pinpoint business travellers in over 550,000 hotels worldwide, providing instant visibility on your colleagues’ whereabouts. Accounting for the safety and the whereabouts of business travellers has never been of greater importance for international companies.

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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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Beauty Hacks: 10 Best Hairstyles for Traveling

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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 TravelMost people complain that their hair becomes too dry or too greasy after a long trip.

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