Understanding the Role of the Modern Travel Manager

The idea of the corporate travel manager and their strategic role within a business isn’t the same as what it was a few years ago. However, that doesn’t mean a corporate travel manager is obsolete. Yes, there’s more technology available from booking portals to streamlined expense reporting software, but there are still ways corporate travel managers strategically contribute to an organization. It’s just often done differently than it was in the past. The following are some key things to understand about the role the modern travel manager plays within an organization.…

4 Steps for Getting Ready for Your First International Business Trip

In many ways, going on a business trip internationally is very similar to going on a business trip domestically. But still, there are some differences, and some tips as a result of those differences, that you will want to know. Here are four steps for getting ready for your first international business trip: 1. Travel Light Ideally you’ll only need to bring a carry-on bag on your business trip, even if you’re traveling internationally. Yes, this will require you to make sacrifices, but it’s always cheaper and easier to travel light.…

Four Tips for Boosting Your Productivity When Working in an RV

Don’t let the fact that you have to get work done mean you can’t take that vacation by renting an RV from Outdoorsy! Although, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to worry about work at all, hitting the road at least means you get to be a bit adventurous while you complete your boss’s latest project. But, beware. The RV lifestyle can tempt you into spending more time lounging by the campfire than in front of the computer, which can be disastrous for your productivity.…

Taking Your Business With You Wherever You Go? Hire a Virtual Receptionist

A virtual receptionist can save you loads of time, money and customers. They can take away nearly all the phone-related stresses related to your business, while saving tens of thousands a year in expenses over a physical receptionist holding down an office for you. A good physical receptionist will cost you anywhere between $60 – 70,000 per year when you add up their base salary, overtime pay, benefits and tax obligations paid to the government. If you’re a vagabond entrepreneur that runs your business from the road, renting an office is the last thing on your mind.…

International Business Etiquette: How to Work in Foreign Languages Without The Faux Pas

The ability to conduct business in a foreign country is becoming increasingly important to British businesses. Earlier this year, there were over 20,000 applications from UK businesses to export opportunities through the government’s Exporting is GREAT website. That’s a record number of UK businesses looking to work abroad. Although the opportunities are huge, conducting business internationally can also be fraught with cultural difficulties. Even something as simple as a greeting differs greatly depending on where you are and whose company you are in.…

5 Reasons Why Incentive Travel Rewards Can Motivate Your Staff More Than Money

Making sure your employees consistently put in a top performance is crucial in business. Motivating your employees – and maintaining that motivation – plays an important role in helping them achieve that. Using money as an incentive was once the answer, from the annual staff bonus to the cash-in-hand wins for hitting daily sales targets. But there is a much better way to motivate your staff than just dishing out the cash. Offering employees incentive travel experiences – a night in a fancy hotel or city break through to a fantastic overseas trip – has advantages that cash can’t provide.…

How UK Taxis Can Win Business Travellers Back From Uber & Company

This blatant disregard for the law and consumer’s personal safety must stop! It’s up to those of us who work hard to keep their businesses afloat, while doing everything the law requires of taxicab drivers and owners, to take back what Uber and it’s under-paid, under-insured, unaccountable drivers have taken away from us over the last few years. Uber hurts everyone… Uber has been slighting the UK taxi industry for far too long now. It’s an epidemic that not only hurts the hard-working qualified drivers who’re required to go through background checks and to register (using fingerprints) with the local authorities; it also hurts the customer, whether they know it or not when they plunk their location into the app and wait for a ride.…

Top 5 Air New Zealand’s Safety Videos: Smart Brand Marketing Campaign in Action

Kia Ora! Want some inspirations in how to do proper brand marketing for your small business via videos? Learn from Air New Zealand, NZ’s national airline and flag carrier. Their reputation is world-known – it’s probably due to their infamous, far-from-boring flight safety videos, worth talking on socialsphere. If you are not sure about what I am talking about, I recommend you to view these videos and decide yourself whether they deserve Air New Zealand’s YouTube Channel‘s 13,000+ subscribers and 23,000,000+ video views or not… 1.…