Travel, in general, requires a lot or preparation.
While you may have a lot on your plate, it is important that no travel detail goes unnoticed. So, how can you prepare for meetings across the globe, or a speaking engagement in another city and take care of all the travel arrangements associated with it?
Hiring a virtual assistant to manage your travel plans is a feasible solution. Here’s why:
1. Your time could be better spent elsewhere.
Do you really have the time to scour the Internet for the best travel deals or converse back and forth with your travel agent? Is it time well spent, booking ground transport and ensuring the hotel meets your requirements. Do you have the time to convert currency or pull together you entire itinerary? Are you aware of the VIP arrival services available at each airport?
If the answer is, “I’d rather spend my time more productively,” then it’s time to hire a VA.
The tedious process of making payments, online check-in to evade long queues at the airport and more can be tiring. When you hire out these tasks to a virtual assistant they can make all necessary arrangements and ensure a hassle-free travel experience.
2. Navigate international travel with ease.
If you have plans to travel abroad, obtaining the necessary permits and visa is imperative. Sometimes, international travel may require transit visas at certain countries. Handling daily business activities, applying for visas, checking for tickets, etc. can easily become arduous and missing important details can prove disastrous.
Not to mention the overlooked problems that can occur, such as forgetting your passport, getting stuck in the unglamorous customs lines (may airports offer VIP services to avoid them), not having enough local currency on hand, getting stuck without adequate ground transport, etc. Hire a VA to cover all of your travel basics and think of the things you won’t.
3. Make ground transport and lodging a breeze.
Forget hailing a taxi. Your VA can ensure you’re private driver with Uber is ready to go or book a rental for your trip. Forget making numerous phone calls to car rental agencies, haggling with car rental staff, etc.
Meanwhile, you may not have the time to sort through the best hotels at your destination. A VA will sort and recommend various options, map convenience based on your meeting locations and book your accommodations, etc. Best of all, a VA can act as your point of contact instead of you fielding various calls from vendors.
4. Plan personal travel with ease.
On a personal front, hiring a virtual assistant for adventure or leisure travel can also be beneficial. Hire a VA to book tickets, hotel and car rentals and make advance bookings and payments for various plans on your itinerary. Hiring a VA to help with travel plans can make your next holiday hassle free.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Rintu Biswas is an SEO Expert and Virtual Assistant at MyTasker. He is extremely passionate about his work. He always tries to help people by his informative articles. Connect with @mytasker on Twitter.