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The ten best Event Management blogs for Assistants

The ten best Event Management blogs for Assistants

Assistants are asked to organise a lot of events; this is nothing new! But the events we organise are getting more and more complex with lots of moving parts, technology and ever-growing expectations. Event management is a full-time job, and we have to juggle event planning with all our other tasks. So, if you organise […]

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague,  only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control. When you book travel, currently you have two options: […]

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Golf tours in Barcelona

Golf tours in Barcelona

 What would be your first thoughts if your exec board wanted a weekend away retreat that also included golf? How many people thought of Barcelona as the first place that sprang to mind? Not many, I would guess. The truth is that Barcelona is known for many things, but golf is probably not at the […]

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10 websites to help book great hotels

10 websites to help book great hotels

There are so many hotel websites available for Assistants to use when booking business travel for their Executive. If you don’t work with a travel management company, where do you even start? Here are ten websites to help book great hotels. This list covers everything you need to search and compare prices. When you are […]

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Tech to help you plan your Executive's schedule

Tech to help you plan your Executive's schedule

We all know how challenging it can be to plan your Executive’s schedule. Everyone wants some of their time, and there are only so many hours in the day. It is a massive part of the Assistant role, and we do have to work hard to juggle all of the meeting requests with the time […]

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How to work with a visionary manager

How to work with a visionary manager

Every business is started by someone with a vision. They are the driving force behind the business, and they want to change the world. You might not work for the person who started the organisation. But, if you work for an Executive who is the creative thinker in your organisation, someone who innovates and drives […]

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague,  only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control. When you book travel, currently you have two options: […]

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Golf tours in Barcelona

Golf tours in Barcelona

 What would be your first thoughts if your exec board wanted a weekend away retreat that also included golf? How many people thought of Barcelona as the first place that sprang to mind? Not many, I would guess. The truth is that Barcelona is known for many things, but golf is probably not at the […]

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10 websites to help book great hotels

10 websites to help book great hotels

There are so many hotel websites available for Assistants to use when booking business travel for their Executive. If you don’t work with a travel management company, where do you even start? Here are ten websites to help book great hotels. This list covers everything you need to search and compare prices. When you are […]

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[Free, live webinar] How should you be managing travel and expenses?

Managing travel can be a headache. You might still be writing long emails back and forth to your travel agent, wasting time searching for the best deals yourself, or having to wait for your travellers to send you the booking options they want. Every time they travel! And expenses—what a nightmare. You get thrown hundreds […]

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20 tools to help manage your Exec's travel plans

20 tools to help manage your Exec's travel plans

Just think how much time you spend organising travel for your Executive or your team? It’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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Streamline your business travel management in 5 steps

Streamline your business travel management in 5 steps

Let’s be honest… Business travel can be a nightmare. Dozens of emails a week with travel requests, questions about itineraries, last minute changes, and scheduling complications. But there is good news! Better travel management can minimise emails and streamline the entire process. And it can be done in 5 easy steps… Read on! 1. Outline […]

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