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Your Infrastructure

Your infrastructure is the people and systems back home which you will need to make your travel effective and efficient. It is about being organized with your passport, visas, insurance and vaccinations. You do not want this to become a last minute extra task that needs completing. It is also about being prepared in advance. When something does go wrong

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Your infrastructure is the people and systems back home which you will need to make your travel effective and efficient. It is about being organized with your passport, visas, insurance and vaccinations. You do not want this to become a last minute extra task that needs completing. It is also about being prepared in advance. When something does go wrong (and it will….often) you need to be supported to address it as soon as possible and with as little stress as possible. Once you are on the road, you have too many other things to think about.

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    Assistant

    It goes without saying if you are lucky enough to have an assistant that they will be (and probably are) your lifeline. Show them you appreciate it. Give them an afternoon or a day off while you are traveling. On a day when you are in the air or in a meeting all day let them know to go have

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    It goes without saying if you are lucky enough to have an assistant that they will be (and probably are) your lifeline. Show them you appreciate it. Give them an afternoon or a day off while you are traveling. On a day when you are in the air or in a meeting all day let them know to go have some fun. Book them into a day spa for the afternoon. Make sure this is not on a day when you are presenting. You may need them this day to email you something or follow up, etc.

    Bring them a gift from a foreign country. There is always something to buy at the airport. Maybe start them a desk collection and pick up a similar thing in each country you visit.

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      Travel File

      It will be useful to keep a “Travel File” with all relevant information on it and give a copy to your assistant (better still get them to put it together!) and your travel agent.
      Your travel file should include your passport details, loyalty program details, airline preferred seating (aisle or window, up front or to the rear, away from the

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      It will be useful to keep a “Travel File” with all relevant information on it and give a copy to your assistant (better still get them to put it together!) and your travel agent.

      Your travel file should include your passport details, loyalty program details, airline preferred seating (aisle or window, up front or to the rear, away from the bathroom, etc), meal preferences and accommodation preferences. Your travel agent can put your preferences from this file on their travel booking system and ensure that specific items are automatically recorded when reservations are made and that you know when vaccinations are due.
      Click here to download a soft copy

      Travel File
      Last Updated: (date)
      Name:
      Home Address:
      Work Address:
      Email Address:
      Phone Numbers:(Home)
      (Mobile/Cell)
      (Work)
      Passport Number:
      Passport Country of Origin:
      Passport Issue Date:
      Passport Expiry Date:
      Alternative Passport Number:
      Alternative Passport Country of Origin:
      Alternative Passport Issue Date:
      Alternative Passport Expiry Date:
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      Give a copy of your Travel File to someone at home so they can also find you in case of an emergency.

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        Travel Agent

        A great travel agent’s contribution cannot be overstated. You can do the job on your own or with the help of an assistant with extra effort and learning over time. With internet bookings, confirmations, etc for airlines, hotels, cars, etc this is made easier especially in the major business cities of the world. However, increasingly businesses are developing in cities

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        A great travel agent’s contribution cannot be overstated. You can do the job on your own or with the help of an assistant with extra effort and learning over time. With internet bookings, confirmations, etc for airlines, hotels, cars, etc this is made easier especially in the major business cities of the world. However, increasingly businesses are developing in cities and countries that are far more remote and an agent is especially useful here. The travel agent will probably be happy for you to book the regular and easy requirements which they will see as routine. They can be very helpful when the “going gets tough” so to speak.

        A travel agent will get you out of a difficult situation because of the power their agency and reputation bring. If you work for a major corporation, your company will probably be aligned to an agency that has your company’s account so you will most likely not have a choice with regard to this. You need to find out which agent/team member at this company is either your designated “partner” or find one that suits you. Then build a relationship with them. Drop by one day and have coffee with them and introduce yourself. Send them a thank you card or flowers every now and again. Keep them close.

        There will be times when this relationship with your travel agent will “save your life” or so it will seem. Picture a scenario. You are overseas and are standing in line to check in to fly home from a foreign country. You have arrived within the one hour advance check in time recommended for business class passengers on this airline. You get to the front of the line to be greeted with “there are no seats left on the flight in any class”. You point out that you have a confirmed ticket so how can that be. Then you are told that all the flights are overbooked and today everyone has showed up! This is when you need to pick up your phone and call the travel agent. As you dial the number you realize it is after hours back home but the travel agent picks up anyway. You explain the situation and your travel agent says to just give them five minutes. You hang up wondering what might they be able to do but you wait (and in your mind, you begin to contingency plan). While you are still standing in front of the check-in attendant talking about possible alternatives, as if by magic, the phone at the desk rings. After the attendant speaks to the person who just called, you are checked in. You will never know how that happened, how a seat just appeared like magic (or who and how someone else got bumped). What you do is make a note to send flowers to the travel agent the following day!!

        Situations like this will arise and you will need your travel agent at all hours of the day and night. If they are any good, they will earn every surprise you send them. If they are not very good, you will pay in frustration, lost sleep while you travel and worse. Turning up to hotels with no accommodation confirmed or drivers who do not show because you changed your flight and the travel agent forgot to let the driver know.

        If there are a number of agents/team members who work for the travel agency, they will all have specialty areas that they are good at. Some specialize in domestic travel, some in international business travel, others in holiday packages. Build a relationship with the one you get on well with. Also build a relationship with the one you (or your company) deal with who has expertise in the area you are likely to need the most assistance. While your assistant will probably work with the different team members at the agency depending on what trip they are booking, you may need to call the agent directly when you are away. This is when having built a relationship is critical to make a change on a weekend or in the middle of the night when your baggage is lost. Picture the scenario. Your luggage has gone missing, you are in transit and you are leaving again at 8am. You need reassurance that your luggage will follow you to your next destination because the next scheduled flight that is likely to have your luggage on it does not arrive until 10am. Your assistant may be outstanding but they are unlikely to be an expert in all these areas.

        A good travel agency will keep on file a list of when your passport expires in sufficient time to get a new one. They will know when your visas are due if you go to the same international destinations regularly. They will know what vaccinations are recommended or required to visit particular countries and much more. If this is not a standard practice, ask them to do it for you. Complete the “Travel File” (click here) and giving them a copy. All the information they require will be on it.

        All accredited travel agents are registered with national organisations in most western countries and you can check that they are legitimate by looking up the appropriate website. Take a look at www.afta.com.au

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          Smart Phones while Travelling Internationally

          The best mobile (or cell phone) for travelling are smart phones (ios or android). They are the best way to optimize communication while travelling. They work everywhere you can connect to the internet even if it is on Wifi. These days most of these phones will find the appropriate network or carrier in the country that you travel to when

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          The best mobile (or cell phone) for travelling are smart phones (ios or android). They are the best way to optimize communication while travelling. They work everywhere you can connect to the internet even if it is on Wifi. These days most of these phones will find the appropriate network or carrier in the country that you travel to when you turn the phone on but check this and learn how to change the network/carrier if you have to do it manually. Your phone instruction book will tell you how to do this.

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            Online Reservation

            You may want to complete an online reservation. Some companies book travel directly on-line, especially for domestic airline travel. Some companies have in-house, company specific on-line systems. Or travel agency on-line systems that take care of some or all travel bookings (airlines, hotels, transfers). If your company has these preferred methodologies, familiarize yourself with them and learn to use them

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            You may want to complete an online reservation. Some companies book travel directly on-line, especially for domestic airline travel. Some companies have in-house, company specific on-line systems. Or travel agency on-line systems that take care of some or all travel bookings (airlines, hotels, transfers). If your company has these preferred methodologies, familiarize yourself with them and learn to use them effectively.

            All the guidelines on this website will still apply but the methodology for booking will just be different.

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              Passport

              Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months at the time of departure. In many countries this is a requirement so it is best to keep your passport valid by this criteria. Your travel agent should have this on record and keep you informed. Ask your assistant to keep this on file also.
              The application and renewal

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              Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months at the time of departure. In many countries this is a requirement so it is best to keep your passport valid by this criteria. Your travel agent should have this on record and keep you informed. Ask your assistant to keep this on file also.

              The application and renewal forms are available at post offices in most countries and online. You will need appropriate sized photos as well.

              In some countries, you can apply for an “extended” passport, sometimes known as a “frequent traveler” passport. This passport type has double the number of pages as a regular passport. If you plan to travel internationally extensively, this may be a good option. Most countries have either 5 or 10 year expiry dated passports and sometimes you can chose which you would prefer.

              In some countries, if you run out of pages in a current passport prior to 6 months prior to the expiry date, you will be able to have additional pages inserted into the passport rather than apply for a new passport. Remember that you will need to hand your passport in for a number of days or even weeks for this to occur. Be sure that you do not need to travel in that time period as this will limit your ability to travel.

              Losing your passport these days will incur waiting periods and in some cases substantial fines while a new passport is issued. After an investigation into the whereabouts of the old one, this can be completed. Passports are no longer easily or quickly re-issued to minimize the likelihood of passport fraud. This will be inconvenient at best and career limiting at worst. So keep your passport in a safe place both while you travel and at home.

              Passports are progressing with technological improvements. Microchips are being embedded in all newly issued passports and are required for entry into some countries (eg USA). The chip holds digitized personal and passport details and your photograph. As a result of this technology, many airports in the world have “smart gates” with electronic readers for passports. This means you do not have to interact with an immigration officer and the lines are often faster as a result. There will be a sign to these “smart gate” lines to let you know which countries passports they accept for electronic reader stations. Not all countries’ passports will be processed in this way. Check the sign or ask someone as you do not want to line up in that line only to find you should be in a different line.

              Australia is leading the way in the development of the next generation passport which incorporates biometrics. This allows facial recognition. In UK there is retina scanning for passport control. These technologies tend to be for outbound passengers from the country of origin and cannot be used for other passport holders. For example, Retina Scanning outbound from UK is only available for use by UK passport holders. Ultimately this will speed up the entry process as you will walk through a “Smart Gate”. The “smart gate” will match a live image of your face to the information stored in your e-passport. Then it will only stop you for questioning by a Immigration official if there is an issue. This will be rolled out to other countries.

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                Visas

                Visas are required in some countries and this is dependent on the nationality of the passport you are traveling on. It is not dependent on the country you are departing from. Your travel agent will know which countries you need to get a visa for and how long it takes. Alternatively the Department of Foreign Affairs/ Homeland Security or the

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                Visas are required in some countries and this is dependent on the nationality of the passport you are traveling on. It is not dependent on the country you are departing from. Your travel agent will know which countries you need to get a visa for and how long it takes. Alternatively the Department of Foreign Affairs/ Homeland Security or the Consulate of the country you are traveling too will know if you need a visa for a specific country. All these government entities have websites you can research.

                You need to make sure that your travel agent knows what country of origin your passport/s is/are. You also need to let them know which passport you normally travel on. If you are going to travel on the alternative passport, they will need to be notified of this too.

                Some countries require appropriately sized photos to accompany visas.

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                Getting visas takes time. Some countries take up to 6 weeks to process visa applications and will require your passport for the duration of that time. Your travel agent will know these timelines.

                Be careful that you do not need to be traveling internationally to one country in the period when your passport also needs to be available to be at a consulate for visa processing

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                  APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Travel Card

                  If you have a valid passport from one of the 19 participating countries, an APEC Business Travel Card will make your life a lot easier. This is a very advantageous service. Currently there are 19 countries in Asia, the Pacific, North and South America participating in the scheme. Its main purpose is to streamline entry into the participating countries

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                  If you have a valid passport from one of the 19 participating countries, an APEC Business Travel Card will make your life a lot easier. This is a very advantageous service. Currently there are 19 countries in Asia, the Pacific, North and South America participating in the scheme. Its main purpose is to streamline entry into the participating countries for trade and investment activities. It provides international business travelers with a card which replaces the need for a visa for stays of 60+ days in most cases. Take a look at the website for information by country.

                  The other key benefit is fast tracking through immigration both inbound and outbound. There are separate lines in immigration in most participating countries which means you will get through fast. Click through to learn more about fast tracking through immigration Click here for Immigration Process Outbound . This is a big time saver as the lines at immigration in some countries can be very long and very slow.

                  There is an application cost and process to go through. You need to prove that you/your company are have sufficient business between countries in the region. And you need to meet certain criteria in be accepted into the program. With respect to the cost of an APEC card, it far outweighs by the cost of visas if you travel to any of the participating countries regularly.

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                  Check out the website www.businessmobility.org/index2.asp

                  Your country will also have information regarding applications, etc on the website for the equivalent of the Department of Foreign Affairs/Homeland security

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                    Adaptors and Power Voltage

                    You will need to carry electric power point adaptors and make sure you have the right one for the country you are traveling to. These are easily purchased at your outbound port. They are not so easy to purchase once you have arrived at your destination. Unfortunately there are different power point configurations in many countries so you may need

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                    You will need to carry electric power point adaptors and make sure you have the right one for the country you are traveling to. These are easily purchased at your outbound port. They are not so easy to purchase once you have arrived at your destination. Unfortunately there are different power point configurations in many countries so you may need to carry several. Some manufacturers make a multi–port adaptor which will align the major countries with your outbound port’s power point. Some hotels have multi-port power plugs which helps. You can always call housekeeping to ask them if they have them available. You will also need to remember your charger, most important!

                    Here is a “get it right every time”, easy look up tool. Click here Power Voltage Adaptors to find out which one you need for which country! This tool also shows the power voltage in respective countries. This is important if you are travelling between countries with different power voltage. For example, US power voltage is 110 whereas most or Europe, Asia and Australia is 220 or 240. You cannot bring your hair dryer from US to Europe and expect it to work. In fact it is likely to short or even die. Please note that most communication devices (phones, tablets and laptops) are designed to operate on any power voltage level so they will be ok to use in any country.

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                    Tumi make USB adaptors and Electric Adaptors which align multi-port power points in over 150 countries.
                    Take a look at the website www.tumi.com for a selection of these products or just search “adaptors” in your browser for suppliers or adaptors.

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                      Batteries

                      To ensure you have power for your communication tools at all times, an external battery for your telephone maybe really useful. You can charge an external battery through your laptop or directly with a charger and/or an extra battery for your laptop. You may need power for long periods of time with no access to a power point. You will

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                      To ensure you have power for your communication tools at all times, an external battery for your telephone maybe really useful. You can charge an external battery through your laptop or directly with a charger and/or an extra battery for your laptop. You may need power for long periods of time with no access to a power point. You will most likely be spending time in meetings or in the air and not at your desk.

                      Many airlines now have chargers built into the seats on airplanes including in economy. Make sure you have the correct cord and adaptor to connect into these so you can be fully charged when you land. If you are running movies or music from your device while in flight and so draining the battery, this is especially useful. You can check out what connection the airline has onboard on their respective websites. Increasingly these are through a USB port. To be sure, check out the website and bring the correct cord and adaptor onboard to be able to charge your device in flight. Note: you should not be connected into the charging port while taking off or landing.

                      Airlines also have rules about what batteries you can carry on board aircraft and what batteries you should check in. Regular batteries which are above a certain voltage are contraband for flying. Lithium batteries (which are used for external batteries) need to be carried in your carryon luggage for detailed security screening. Click here for a website outlining details on this topic.

                      Some airlines will no longer allow “smart luggage” to be checked in if the battery cannot be removed. “Smart luggage” is luggage with built in charging devices. This is for the same reason they do not allow smart phones to be checked in. American Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines are three airlines with this ruling. Check your airline baggage rules for details.

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                        Global Roaming when Travelling Internationally

                        You will need “Global Roaming” access on your phone if you are travelling internationally. Global Roaming allows your telephone to accept and receive calls (and data) while you are travelling internationally. Call your local carrier who will be able to give you access to this service, usually while you wait. Global roaming for telephone will be essential and while expensive

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                        You will need “Global Roaming” access on your phone if you are travelling internationally. Global Roaming allows your telephone to accept and receive calls (and data) while you are travelling internationally. Call your local carrier who will be able to give you access to this service, usually while you wait. Global roaming for telephone will be essential and while expensive in some countries with some carriers, it is usually reasonably priced. Data Roaming is another thing all together. The costs for data roaming are exorbitant. Wherever possible, you should use wifi. Learn more about Wifi when travelling internationally here.

                        When you make a call overseas, the local carrier (in the foreign country you are in) will automatically bill your carrier at home for the calls and they will appear on your bill at home. You need to know that when you receive a call while overseas, the person calling you pays the same charges that they would pay if they dialed you at home. However, you then pay for your carrier at home to beam the call to you internationally and you pay the carrier in the country you are visiting to send the call to your phone. This basically means that the person calling you will only pay as they would have if you were at home, but then you pay twice to receive the call! It is a good idea to do the calling to save you and/or your company money.

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                          Pre-paid SIM cards

                          Pre-paid SIM cards are available when you arrive in a new country. They are a unique telephone number SIM card with pre-paid money deposited on them. They can be topped up buy purchasing credits either online or in outlets like convenience stores. You will be able to get one of these at the airport. In most countries, there will be

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                          Pre-paid SIM cards are available when you arrive in a new country. They are a unique telephone number SIM card with pre-paid money deposited on them. They can be topped up buy purchasing credits either online or in outlets like convenience stores. You will be able to get one of these at the airport. In most countries, there will be several booths (different phone companies) at the airport terminal which sell pre-paid SIM cards.

                          A Pre-paid SIM card is usually the cheapest way to handle the cost of phone calls and is ideal if you are staying for more than a couple of weeks. The down side is you will need to tell everyone at home your phone number while you are in that country. Whoever calls you will pay international charges when calling you. Alternatively (whilst a bit cumbersome) receive calls on your home number and dial calls using the pre-paid SIM card number that you purchase at the airport. Either you will need to have a second phone to put the pre paid SIM card in or you can swap your SIM cards throughout the day.

                          You will be able to buy top up cards downtown so you can top up your phone with more money. Some telephone companies have a digital approach to this. You just key your telephone number into a digital reader (like a credit card reader) and pay the shop assistant. You can usually do this online also. Be sure that you ask when you buy your SIM card at the airport where you can top up down town or online. Preferably make sure you can buy top ups at many convenient locations to buy them downtown. If they have an online option, that may be convenient for you. The telecommunications carriers will also have shops in the city but usually only in major shopping malls or hubs.

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                            International Telecards and Teleplans

                            There are various types of international telecards and teleplans which you will need to explore with you telephone company at home. They allow you to call from any phone anywhere in the world. Then the call is billed back to a pre-specified account, either yours or your company’s. This is a very effective way of avoiding what can be horrendous

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                            There are various types of international telecards and teleplans which you will need to explore with you telephone company at home. They allow you to call from any phone anywhere in the world. Then the call is billed back to a pre-specified account, either yours or your company’s. This is a very effective way of avoiding what can be horrendous charges from hotel room phones. When using a telecard, the hotel will charge you the cost of a local call. The international charges will go directly to the pre-specified account back home.

                            There are also daily data roaming plans available for international roaming from your telephone company at home. Do the research and sign up to a program which suits you for your ongoing travel requirements. Review it on a regular basis because the plans available change. Secondly, when your regular destinations changes, a different plan may become more appropriate.

                            Check out your local telephone companies website to find what the options are for telecards and teleplans. Check out the costs. Make sure you research the likely and most prevalent destinations that you will fly to. Charges differ depending on the destination or destinations you will be calling from.

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                              Send Data and Make Calls from Airplanes

                              Now you can send data and make calls from airplanes from airplanes on some airlines. You will find an in-seat phone which you can dial from (and in some cases, receive calls from). This is an extremely expensive service but may be useful. Take a look at the airline magazine in the seat pocket for charges and the “how to”

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                              Now you can send data and make calls from airplanes from airplanes on some airlines. You will find an in-seat phone which you can dial from (and in some cases, receive calls from). This is an extremely expensive service but may be useful. Take a look at the airline magazine in the seat pocket for charges and the “how to” guide. There is usually a lot of static in the background when you use these phones.

                              Some international airlines have data plans which you can access from your Smart Phone while you are flying. This may be relevant for you especially when urgent work or responses are required. You can purchase these plans on an ad hoc basis.

                              Some American and European airlines have a facility to allow mobile phones to be used in the air once the airplane is at cruising altitude. Emirates has announced that it is fitting all its aircraft with this facility commencing with its Boeing 777’s. Qantas has this available on some flights. This technology allows you to make and receive emails, data, text messages and calls via your mobile phone. This technology will no doubt be launched on all airlines.

                              When you are in the air the communications will drop out especially over oceans where the distance is too great to have good coverage. The Pacific Ocean is definitely not fully covered. The connection will automatically reinstate once you reach effective coverage again. So if you want to send data or make calls from airplanes, be patient with the newness of the technology. It will improve with time.

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                                Global Wifi Access

                                Global Wifi access is common and available in many locations these days. You will find wifi at most companies that you will visit, hotel foyers, restaurants and cafes. In some countries, even public transport has wifi access. Sometimes there maybe “hotspots” around the city where you can access the internet. In fact, the developing markets seem to be ahead of

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                                Global Wifi access is common and available in many locations these days. You will find wifi at most companies that you will visit, hotel foyers, restaurants and cafes. In some countries, even public transport has wifi access. Sometimes there maybe “hotspots” around the city where you can access the internet. In fact, the developing markets seem to be ahead of the major international business hubs for this. For example the Moscow underground train system has wifi access. If you are visiting a company or in a restaurant, just ask for the username and password. Better still, ask the waiter or staff to input the information you require to gain access to the internet. In public places like public transport or “hotspots” it is displayed in advertising inside the train for example.

                                Sometimes as you access wifi, you will be asked to confirm acceptance to conditions by pressing “I agree” button. Sometimes the site will ask for your telephone number as a measure of security or to sms you a code to enter. Once the code is entered and sent, they can connect your telephone number to the access. This is for security purposes. Remember you are in a foreign country and accessing the internet can have different privacy and access rules.

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                                  Social Media in China

                                  Accessing Social Media in China has its challenges. Many US based social media platforms are blocked. For example Facebook, Instagram and Google are all blocked. The people you interact with in these countries will not be using US based social media sites. They will be using alternatives like WeChat, WhatsApp, Vkontake (Russia/Central Asia). You will need to do a bit

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                                  Accessing Social Media in China has its challenges. Many US based social media platforms are blocked. For example Facebook, Instagram and Google are all blocked. The people you interact with in these countries will not be using US based social media sites. They will be using alternatives like WeChat, WhatsApp, Vkontake (Russia/Central Asia). You will need to do a bit a research prior to departing to know what the social media apps are most popular and get access to those. Also remember that your contacts at home will not be able to connect with you on such social media apps which may be blocked in some countries unless you have VPN (Virtual Private Network). Click here to learn more about VPN .

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                                    Virtual Private Network (VPN)

                                    Virtual Private Network (VPN) provide access to websites and apps which are either:
                                    a) blocked in a country for political or legal reasons
                                    b) if a business has not entered a particular market, you may not be able to access their sites from that market (eg

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                                    Virtual Private Network (VPN) provide access to websites and apps which are either:
                                    a) blocked in a country for political or legal reasons
                                    b) if a business has not entered a particular market, you may not be able to access their sites from that market (eg when Netflix first launched it was only available in US and you could not open a US account from another market. As Netflix opened up in each market, accounts were available in those locations)
                                    c) Some businesses have distributors in each market who have rights to certain geographies. If you are sports fan, this may be an issue. If you want to watch a game, there may not be distribution rights assigned in the market you are visiting. As a result, you will not be able to access the content online.

                                    Virtual Private Network (VPN) will allow you to get around these issues. Technically, they make your IP address unrecognizable which means the website you are trying to access does not know where you are located globally so it will let you into, for example, a US site when you are in China. VPN are illegal in some countries so be aware that you could be breaking the law by using one.

                                    VPN is available for a monthly fee.

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                                      Stay in Touch

                                      While it will seem obvious, you need to stay in touch. If you are traveling extensively, your friends will get used to you not being around. They will begin to forget to contact you. Stay in touch. Call them as often as you would have if you were at home.
                                      Remember birthdays and other special occasions. A message, a card

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                                      While it will seem obvious, you need to stay in touch. If you are traveling extensively, your friends will get used to you not being around. They will begin to forget to contact you. Stay in touch. Call them as often as you would have if you were at home.

                                      Remember birthdays and other special occasions. A message, a card or an email from a foreign country will make it more special. You can write cards prior to leaving saving you the need to find one while away. Get the concierge at the hotel to post it. You will be asked for the money for the stamp and the concierge will take care of it after that.

                                      Be home for special events. Generally speaking, you can manage your schedule around these events and your job is just not that important.

                                      Have an annual event/cocktail party at your house and invite all those people you may not have been able to catch up with during the year. It will be appreciated and your friends will acknowledge the effort you put in to stay in touch.

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                                        Travel Websites

                                        To make your business travel more efficient, here is an easy look up tool for useful travel websites. Here is a table with all the websites that you may need on your travels
                                        The list of travel websites includes:

                                        Airline Websites
                                        Airline Alliance Websites including which airlines belong to which Alliance Programs
                                        Hotel Websites. This is

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                                        To make your business travel more efficient, here is an easy look up tool for useful travel websites. Here is a table with all the websites that you may need on your travels

                                        The list of travel websites includes:

                                          1. Airline Websites
                                          2. Airline Alliance Websites including which airlines belong to which Alliance Programs
                                            Hotel Websites. This is very useful to know when you are trying to optimize your frequent flyer program.
                                          3. Hotel Websites
                                          4. Hotel Alliance Websites including which hotels belong to which Alliance Programs. This is useful to know which hotels belong to which hotel groups so you can optimize your loyalty program.
                                          5. Car Rental Websites
                                          6. Travel Insurance Websites. Here are some websites where you can book online travel insurance.
                                          7. Luggage Company Websites. If you are interested in the latest launches in luggage, take a look at your favorite luggage websites.
                                          8. Websites with tips on packing your suitcase. There are a number or websites here which outline tips for packing.
                                          9. Travel Advisory Websites including Australian Travel Advisory Website, US Department of Homeland Security Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice websites
                                          10. General Travel Websites including booking websites for aggregators (expedia, agoda, booking, tripadvistor)
                                          11. Other Travel Websites including Seatguru, Skytrax, TSA, Airline Ratings websites. These are the relevant websites which do not fit into the categories outlined above.

                                          Use the easy look up tool to find all the websites you may need on your travels Useful Websites. You can also find these useful websites in the quick finders on the home page and in the drop down at the top of the home page.

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