It’s been almost a year since the pandemic started (time flew, but we didn’t) and the dynamics of it seem to be changing from day to day. However, travel doesn’t have to be a risk whatsoever, as long as you’re staying updated on valid information and following the precautions. To help you feel safe too, we’ve made a quick check-list for you to consult before setting off on a trip!
Once you know your destination, it’s important to verify the situation via the country’s official sources, e.g. the official website of the Ministry of Foreign affairs or Health. Before booking a business trip (perhaps using www.dibtravel.com?), make sure to also check if the borders of the country you’re travelling to are actually open and if you need to show a negative PCR test result. …
Don’t show what you’re doing. Show why you’re doing it. (Simon Sinek)
It is never easy to stand out in a crowd, but the most common advice you will hear is to be different. Proving that to your target audience poses another challenge. Many businesses do this by highlighting different features, discounts, improvements on their product etc. By doing this, the focus is shifted entirely to what they can offer. When you try to turn this into a marketing message, it will hardly be met with a positive response, simply because it won’t be relatable enough. One question remains — how did some messages reach their target with such tremendous success? …
With an excess of free time during the global pandemic, one of the key things one can do is try to spend that time productively and not let it go to waste. If you are preparing for travel once the borders open, why not try to learn the language of the country you plan to visit?
Here are a few tips that can help you get started and guide you through the process:
If you want to make tangible progress, make sure to set out a certain part of your day (even 10 minutes will make a difference!) to practice the language in any form! This even includes listening to music in that language or watching an episode of a series. …
With great travel management comes great responsibility.
In our previous article, we touched upon the numerous benefits of hiring a reliable business travel agency. This includes time and cost efficiency, enhanced budget control, as well as unprecedented convenience for booking.
However, there are some additional aspects to be considered prior to hiring a corporate travel agency. To make sure that an agency suits your needs, you want to be mindful of the following:
Hiring a business travel agency does come with its own fees as well. For this reason, you need to firstly assess how often your team members travel in the first place. If this occurs only occasionally, travel managed by a professional agency might not be so profitable for you. …
Picture yourself on a business trip in a foreign country: a stroll to a picturesque city center right after a successful meeting; an appetizing lunch with your customer and/or colleagues in an exclusive restaurant; returning to your hotel within a walking distance from the center.
Now think of organizing that entire trip.
Where to go? How to find proper accommodation for you and your team? Flights? Transport from the airport? Train rides? — and all that within a reasonable price.
A simple step to facilitate this entire process lies in hiring a reliable business travel agency.
All in one place!
Visiting multiple platforms to book everything and reporting each of those expenses is simply stressful and time-consuming. A specialized travel agency can guide you through each step of the booking process without you switching a single tab in your browser. …
The spread of the infectious Coronavirus has undoubtedly changed defined living patterns and its impact on travel has been huge.
In just a matter of weeks, people have become accustomed to wearing masks, stocking up on essentials, canceling social and business gatherings, scrapping travel plans, and working from home. Workplaces have increased options for teleworking and work from home has begun an increasing part of people’s regular schedule. Even countries with relatively few cases are taking many of these precautions.
Seems like the whole world is already accustomed to this new way of living; but how long will it take before people go back to ”normal”? When will we see our society starting to allow larger movement (domestically and across borders)? Will the travel industry ever recover to pre-Corona times? …
The global spread of COVID-19 is keeping people at home. And working from home too. Companies around the globe have rolled out mandatory remote work.
If you’re a newbie or WFH veteran, you’ll need to change some of your habits and routines to make working from home a success.
Everyone who works remotely has to figure out when to work, where to work, and how to create boundaries between work and personal life.
Don’t stay in bed just because you can
There are also some timeless WFH tips to call upon. For example, just because you can lounge around in your pajamas doesn’t mean you actually should. Take a shower and get dressed. …
Nicholas Bloom is widely known for his research showing the benefits of working from home. But in the current coronavirus crisis, the economist fears productivity will plummet.
For those even a bit familiar with some of Bloom’s more popular work, the economist’s dire prediction might come as a surprise. In 2015, the Quarterly Journal of Economics published a paper he co-authored extolling the benefits of working from home. The study drew attention and interest from journalists, business leaders and employees looking to avoid long commutes, strict office politics and develop a better work-life balance.
That research was based on a randomized control trial on 1,000 employees of Ctrip, a Chinese travel company. The experiment revealed that working from home during a nine-month period led to a 13 percent increase in performance — almost an extra day of output per week — plus a 50 percent drop in employee-quit rates. The experiment was so successful that Ctrip rolled out working from home to the whole firm. …
My heart goes out to all affected by loss of a loved one or those of your who lost there job, to all amazing medical staff out there and to leaders in the world working day and night to solve this crisis.
Media is filled with doomsday headlines and just complete darkness, thus I would like to spread some light, because this is not the end, it´s a very though challenge like many of those the world faced before.
Before we get any further read that again (👆🏽). Really guys, what’s up with hoarding endless rolls of toilet paper? The only reason the racks are empty is your greedy as*. …
With Coronavirus outbreak there are some shifts in the traveling industry and the travel itself became a debatable question. How did the virus outbreak hit the air industry? Should we make travel plans? How much do we really risk by doing so?
We tried to cover some of the hot topics of the current changes brought upon the travel industry by COVID — 19.
The travel industry
On March 2, an employee at large online travel agency based in the UK tested positive for coronavirus. …