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Travel arrangement

  1. 1. TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
  2. 2. MAIN PURPOSE • Making travel arrangements is to get your boss to his or her destination and back home again as smoothly as possible
  3. 3. Use travel agency Making your own arrangements
  4. 4. Some basic aspects of making arrangements: • What is the purpose of the trip? • What are the desired departure and return times and dates? • What is the point-by-point itinerary? • Will the boss be traveling alone, or will other staff members or family members be traveling along?
  5. 5. • What type of transportation does your boss desire? What is the best means of transportation available at that particular destination? If you’re not sure, a travel agent may help you with some of this information even if arrangements are ultimately not made through the agency
  6. 6. • What is the lodging facility closest to the activities of the trip? If your boss’s appointments are scattered throughout the city, perhaps a downtown hotel or an airport hotel or motel would be preferred.
  7. 7. DOING IT YOURSELF have your boss confirm basic departure and return times and dates, proceed to make the reservations
  8. 8. Hotel Reservations • Reservation by phone or internet • Information required: name, address, phone number, type of accommodation, contact person name • Hotel reservation deadline • Use travel agency if you can’t make a reservation based on your boss’ choice
  9. 9. TRANSPORTATION RESERVATIONS By internet By phone
  10. 10. Transportation Airline Train Automobile
  11. 11. Electronic ticket • Electronic tickets, or e-tickets, allow travel without a paper ticket. • In addition, when flying on an e-ticket, you must have one of the following documents indicating a flight departure for the current date: • 1. An e-ticket receipt (including ticket number) • 2. An itinerary (including ticket number) • 3. A boarding pass
  12. 12. USING A WEB-BASED TRAVEL SERVICE • Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, or Expedia.com. • These Web-based travel services allow you to make both personal and business travel reservations for airlines, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and other vacation packages.
  13. 13. • With a Web-based travel service, you can create a traveler profile for your employer, so that his or her personal preferences regarding airline seats, hotels, car rental agencies, hotel rooms, and so forth are stored for all future trips. You can also instantly create an itinerary that can be printed on your computer’s printer. In addition, you can print maps and driving directions.
  14. 14. USING A TRAVEL AGENCY A competent agency can provide a host of services. It can recommend hotels and make reservations; • make airline, ship, and rail reservations; • take advantage of special fares you may not be aware of; issue ticket, • make car rental reservations; assist in securing passports and visas;
  15. 15. • provide tickets to shows, the theater, sporting events, or a special event occurring in one or more of the cities on the itinerary; • and mail all these tickets and reservation information directly to you
  16. 16. Finding a Reputable Agent • Finding by others’ recommendation • Finding by checking an organization • Once you’ve found a good travel agent, use that same person whenever possible every time your employer travels
  17. 17. Making the Arrangements • • • • The facts you should have ready for the agent include: Your name and the traveler’s name The traveler’s office address and office telephone number Date and time of departure and of return The traveler’s preferences: specific carrier, if desired; general time of departure, such as early morning or evening; general time of return; and type of service desired, such as firstclass, coach, and smoking or nonsmoking
  18. 18. • The traveler’s home telephone number • The traveler’s frequent flyer number(s) • Your home telephone number (in case an emergency should arise, such as a change in return-flight time or a return-flight cancellation, and the boss needs to be notified while away)
  19. 19. THE ITINERARY • An itinerary—that is, a written travel agenda—is useful to both the executive and the administrative assistant who remains in the office. • Before preparing the written itinerary, confer with your boss, making notes of all activities on the trip. Show your employer a draft of the written schedule so that changes can be made or forgotten items added
  20. 20. BEFORE-THE-TRIP CHECKLIST • • • • • Before leaving on a trip, you should confirm the following: Airline tickets and frequent flyer number Lodging information and confirmation number Car rental information and confirmation number Money or traveler’s checks Passport, visa, driver’s license, or international driving permit
  21. 21. • Itinerary • Destination contact names, addresses, and phone numbers • Meeting agendas • Speeches, reports, and presentations • Computer and modem • Cell phone
  22. 22. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL Some aspect you have to consider: • Using a Travel Agent for International Travel • Visas and Passports • Required Immunizations and Vaccinations • Customs • Languages Spoken in Foreign Countries • Time zones • Currencies

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