Travel Management

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

executive travel hotel advice

A bad flight may be frustrating, but it’s over and done once your executive lands. A bad hotel room, on the other hand, can ruin their entire trip, making hotel selection a crucial part of the travel planning process. Your executive may already have a preferred hotel in the area where they’re traveling, whether that’s a luxury hotel chain like the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, or Mandarin Oriental (or even a... read more

How to Become Your Executive’s Strategic Travel Partner

How can you build trust with your executive so that you’re seen more as a strategic partner, and less as a glorified travel agent? Today’s executives don’t need a simple secretary or a walking, talking Travelocity to support their travel needs; what they need is a strategic partner. According to Chief Executive, contemporary Executive Assistants are more than secretaries. They’re researchers, advisors and... read more

Busy executives don’t have a moment to waste, whether that means staying productive while traveling on the ground or navigating through commercial airports more efficiently. Fortunately, there are several expedited “trusted traveler” security programs that can help them significantly cut down on time spent going through airport security and border control. Here’s a brief summary of the most popular... read more

How to Enroll in STEP (and Why You Should)

Jordan Garner

September 25, 2018

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

As the world grapples with political tensions, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and natural disasters, frequent travelers know that staying safe while abroad is a serious concern. Luckily for U.S. citizens, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State to ensure that all Americans traveling or living abroad stay safe, secure and informed. Here’s how... read more

To celebrate Savoya’s new European Premier Touring class vehicles in London, we’ve pulled together a few of the best tips we’ve found for effective, efficient business trips to the city. Read on for everything from the parks where you can catch a quick job between meetings to hacks for looking like a local that’ll help keep you safe.   Tip #1: Bring the Right Adapter This tip is an obvious one,... read more

Business travel can be a massively complex undertaking, both for travelers themselves and for the support teams managing it. If you’re responsible for another person’s travel, no one expects you to keep every detail straight in your head - especially if you’re juggling multiple travelers and multiple trips. But if you want to be seen as an all-star travel planner,  you do to have a firm grasp on the... read more

Whether you’re a traveling executive or an assistant managing the movements of a high-level traveler, situational awareness is one of the basic building blocks of personal safety. Travel - no matter how carefully executed - involves risk. Auto accidents and medical emergencies occur on the road, just as they do at home. The risk of targeted and opportunistic crime is also a consideration for high-profile... read more

You land at a busy airport, and struggle to find your way to the passenger pickup area. You finally arrive, only to be confronted by a row of drivers, standing next to nearly-identical vehicles. You walk out of an office building on a busy New York street and see a black sedan pulling up to the curb. The horns honking behind you and the flow of the busy sidewalk disorient you as you hop in - only to realize... read more

With the dramatic rise in well-publicized terrorist attacks over the past several years, it’s no surprise that the issue of travel safety is top-of-mind for companies with traveling executives. But are we really less safe than we used to be? And if we are, how should security teams respond to the threats posed by travel in the modern era? To explore these and other important executive protection questions,... read more