How James Bond Would Outsource His Executive Travel Management
Your mission: outsource your business travel arrangements so you don’t end up in a middle seat in coach with crying babies all around!
A virtual assistant with executive travel management skills can help you:
1. Locate the Best Airline & Hotel Packages
With services like Orbitz and Priceline, you can quickly get airline and hotel price quotes, but these quotes tend to change daily and one site might be offering a better deal than another at any given moment.
Not to mention as a business traveler it’s nice to sit in first-class where the coffee flows freely, there’s enough space to take out your laptop and the wifi signal is strong.
Can you imagine 007 stuck in a middle seat back in coach?
Finding the best airline and hotel package that includes business class tickets and is also affordable can feel like a full-time job. The good news is you can outsource executive travel management to a virtual assistant who can focus specifically on finding you the best deal.
Your virtual assistant can not only ensure you end up comfortably seated in the front of the plane, but that when you step off you’ll be on your way to a nice hotel. There’s nothing better than walking into a comfortable hotel room after a long day of fighting bad guys (or sitting in meetings)!
2. Book a Great Car Service, Rental Car or Limo
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that James Bond travels in style. While your budget may not call for a custom made, crime-fighting machine, you still need to get from point A to point B.
If you forget to book a rental car you could end up paying an arm and a leg to take a taxi everywhere you need to go. If your business trip is to NYC, LA or Miami it could end up costing more than an arm and a leg!
Instead of giving up your body parts, task your virtual assistant with booking you a car service, rental car or limo. Booking in advance will usually save you some money and will give you peace of mind.
3. Schedule Fun Adventures For the Trip
Traveling for business usually means most of the day will be spent inside an office meeting room or conference hall. To de-stress in the evenings (or if you decide to stay an extra couple of days), have your virtual assistant schedule some fun adventures for your trip.
Whether it’s going on an early morning hike, taking in an evening show or going swimming with dolphins – every city has something unique to offer.
It can be overwhelming to try and schedule short adventures during the trip, but if you already have the excursions added to your calendar you’re very likely to do them.
Don’t waste a perfectly good trip to a new place by spending all your time indoors. You know Mr. Bond would never do that!
4. Worry-Free Business Travel
Alleviate any worries about business travel planning with a virtual assistant that has executive travel management experience.
There are more important things for you to focus on like that presentation you’ll have to give, the executive summary you have to write and the pitch you need to perfect!
Your Thoughts on Executive Travel Management
If you were James Bond (or Jane Bond), what would you outsource to live more freely?
Let us know in the comments below!