Travel Safety Will Be Front and Center in 2020

As you and your organization look ahead to 2020, travel will almost certainly play an important role in your strategic planning process. In fact, business travel is increasing in popularity, with companies expected to spend an average of 6-12% of their total annual budget on travel and entertainment costs. Travel provides a valuable tool for securing and building profitable business relationships; however, travel... read more

Five Questions with Jeremy Burrows of “The Leader Assistant Podcast”

Jeremy Burrows is dedicated to helping executive assistants become effective, empowered leaders within their organizations – without burning out. As the EA to the Founder and CEO of Capacity, Jeremy knows firsthand how challenging it can be to support the senior executives of today’s dynamic, fast-paced companies. Sensing a need for a forum where thought leaders and experts could challenge and encourage their... read more

The REAL ID Act: What It Means for Executive Business Travel

Beginning October 1, 2020, every traveler 18 years or older will need a REAL ID in order to fly within the United States – both commercially and privately. Here are a few things you need to know about to ensure you and your executives don’t experience any travel interruptions.   What Is the REAL ID Act? The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2015, is designed to thwart terrorism by setting national... read more

The Complexity Curve: Planning Secure Car Service for Big Event Travel

Executive travel is never simple. Every minute counts, so schedules are tightly orchestrated to maximize the value of the travel expense; however, itineraries change constantly, and every change has a domino effect on all subsequent events. Complexity is all but guaranteed. This complexity is amplified many times over when an executive is attending a major world event, as many executives must do over the course... read more

What to Consider When Booking International Travel

The world is getting smaller. Today we are more interconnected than has ever been possible in human history. Executives have the freedom to easily travel across the globe any time they would like in order to explore business opportunities, attend meetings or simply engage in some well-deserved leisure time. As a coordinator for these international trips, there is undoubtedly added stress involved in planning... read more

Considering the Return on Investment of Secure Executive Ground Transportation

If given the choice, would you choose to stay at a Four Seasons Hotel, or at a budget motel just a few miles away? Would you choose to make a transatlantic flight on a full-service private jet, or in an economy seat on a low-cost airline? If you chose the latter option for either question, it may be time to stop and consider if you have a personal affinity for subpar service and strange aromas. Everyone innately... read more

3 Questions for EAs to Ask When Booking Personal & Family Travel

When it comes to business trips, you’ve turned your executive’s travel arrangements into a well-oiled machine. You know their schedules. Their preferences. How to ensure each trip runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. However, the equation completely changes when it comes to planning their personal and family travel. It’s no longer just your executive’s effectiveness and productivity that are on... read more

New Challenges for Executive Ground Travel in New York City

New York City has found itself in the midst of a crippling traffic problem that is reportedly costing the city billions in operating costs. This excess traffic frustrates everyone. But for executives who must navigate the city to do business, it isn’t just a hassle—it carries the financial impact of lost productivity as well. Of course, congestion has always been a hallmark of New York City life, but a spate... read more

5 Signs It’s Time to Graduate from Standard Livery

Many travel coordinators relying on standard livery companies experience growing pains as their travel calendars expand and their needs become complex. In these cases, it may make sense to explore secure executive ground solutions—a category of ground transportation that elevates safety and service standards through a combination of people, processes and technology. Are you ready to graduate from standard... read more

The 5 Rules of Thumb for Executive Travel Management [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a perfect world, your executive would provide you with every single piece of information needed to manage their travel — from their preferred airlines and hotels all the way down to their favorite seats on different planes and the brand of water they prefer to have in their vehicles. In the real world, however, you’re unlikely to get such comprehensive instructions out of your executive. Instead, it’s up... read more