Written by Joycelyn Lewis on
Hire an Attentive Virtual Assistant
By hiring an attentive virtual assistant, you'll be able to focus more on enjoying your next business trip or holiday. Your VA can send flight and hotel information, along with restaurant recommendations and reservations to your laptop or mobile device before and during your trip. If you want to extend your stay, or you decide to add on to your itinerary, your VA can book additional flights and other transportation while you continue sightseeing.
Organising a business trip or holiday - especially to multiple locations, can be a very stressful undertaking to say the least. So why not assign travel planning to your virtual assistant to minimise any associated stress? Then, use this extra time to pack, secure travel documents, or to make sure other details such as child care, work and personal responsibilities are taken care of while you're gone.
Trip planner apps, like the ones provided by TripAdvisor, can save you (or your virtual assistant) lots of time and energy when planning a business trip or holiday. Using these apps, your VA can research travel destinations, hotels, flights, restaurants, shops and other places at your request before making the final booking arrangements. In addition, you can use these apps to check flight status, review weather reports or even make last-minute dinner reservations.
Researching Your Next Trip
Whether you're taking a luxury holiday or travelling for business, knowing a little something about where you're going can be very helpful indeed. By doing some research, your virtual assistant can provide this information and much more. In addition, your VA can read hotel and restaurant reviews to select the best accommodations for your trip. Your VA can send you detailed directions and maps to hotels, airports and any other locations you want to visit as well.
Once you determine where you want to stay, the places you want to visit, or business meeting locations, your virtual assistant can check for availability and book your reservations without delay on the TripAdvisor app.
Travel the Way You Want to Travel
Do you have an airline seat preference? Do you prefer one car rental company over another? Are you unfamiliar with a particular airport? Your VA can access airplane seat maps, verify that your favourite car rental company provides service in the areas you're travelling to, and can send you a map of the airport so you don't get lost and potentially miss your flight.
Depending on your flight time, you may want to grab a bite to eat at an airport restaurant - ideally somewhere nice. Your VA can provide you with a list of restaurants and locations inside the airport so you don't have to waste time weaving through the crowds to find what you're looking for.
Enjoy a Good Meal
Make lunch and dinner reservations ahead of time so you can better plan each moment of your trip. Provide your VA with a list of meal preferences, preferred price point, specific restaurants or neighbourhood locations so the appropriate reservations can be made. Of course, your VA can read reviews and information about specific places prior to making reservations too.
"Once you determine where you want to stay, the places you want to visit, or business meeting locations, your virtual assistant can check for availability and book your reservations without delay."