Business owners and executives are leaving the office more and more frequently to go on business trips around the world. It’s simply a part of modern professional life.
What does that mean for you as an assistant?
More trips for your leader means more trip planning for you. Planning for business travel is a layered and difficult task. So many assistants leave out critical elements and many more make the mistake of planning only for trips where everything goes right. The reality of travel dictates that you, as the business travel planner, understand the nuances, account for the unexpected, and prepare long before the flight starts boarding.
Embracing your role as the primary support for your leader before, during, and after their work trips will equate to a better working relationship and respect for the effort you put into mitigating their stress.
This eBook is one of our most versatile ever. You’re going to become a better assistant who’s capable of planning stellar travel for your leader, there’s no doubt about that. But you’ll also become a better, savvier traveler yourself. This groundbreaking eBook has you covered whether you’re in the air or on the ground!
CAUTION! The Chapter headings may look simple, but the information behind them is deep and multifaceted.
- Put yourself in their shoes
- The three phases of a business trip
- Prepare your leader’s itinerary
- Boots on the ground
- Get those points
- Keep in touch
- Post-trip debrief
- The packing protocol
- Around the world
- Staying safe
- When it all goes wrong
You will learn:
- How to understand the plight of a business traveler
- Why imagination matters
- The most forgotten items
- How to prepare for global travel
- How to approach travel planning as a cognitive task
- How to consider your leader’s preferences
- Why a perfect itinerary matters
- What to leave at home and what to bring along
- How to dress the part