All Aboard! Hiring A Virtual Assistant To Make Travel ArrangementsPosted by Tracy Baker on Feb 12, 2014 in Blog, Productivity | 2 comments
This is where a virtual assistant can help in every situation. Some people think that the virtual assistant is only at his or her element when it comes to working with small business owners, but they will all have a lot of experience in the travel arena and will frequently know a number of “industry” shortcuts that can often times help you to get a better deal.
Maybe you’re thinking about visiting a foreign country for the first time? This is a lot more involved and you really need to get a sense for the local culture and way of doing business so that you don’t get caught out by making incomplete arrangements before arrival. The virtual assistant can do the necessary research and make recommendations and bookings for you so that all-important trip is not compromised.
There are a number of travel websites today, all of which advocate that they can find you the best deal, but still you invariably find that time is spent looking through all those different options; somehow you feel as if you haven’t struck the right deal. Here again a virtual assistant has a lot more experience in this area and may well know a lot more about the highly variable terms and conditions imposed by different airlines.
When you regularly employ the services of a virtual assistant to help you with your travel arrangements the VA will be able to compile a list of things that you need to prepare and pack before you leave. As the VA gets to know you this kind of arrangement ought to ensure that there is no last-minute panic at the airport when you have forgotten an important item. Ask the VA to find out what type of weather you should expect to encounter at your destination and advise what clothes you should bring. Perhaps most importantly of all the VA can be relied upon to confirm last-minute arrangements, talking to your hotel and car company in order to ensure that there are no last-minute hitches.
There’s one more thing. When you are away on your weekend trip or annual leave, delegate the virtual assistant to receive messages and basically to “man the fort” in your absence.
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