Travel Guide
  • October 12 2018 Why SMEs need to get smart about corporate travel

    Do you know how much time and money you are spending on business travel? For many businesses the answer is no, and they’re missing out on valuable savings. This is where SMART Corporate Travel can help. Designed specifically for Australian SMEs, this new online travel platform drives significant savings and efficiencies. Below are five of the Read More…

  • November 8 2017 Even entrepreneurs need a break: how to chill out for a few days or more

    When you’re an entrepreneur it can be difficult to get a real vacation. You’re at the helm of your ship and you might not want to let go of your wheel, even if it’s only for a short period of time. Checking out on vacation is incredibly difficult for entrepreneurs, and more often than not, Read More…

  • August 15 2017 Video killed the radio star, but is video conferencing killing the business deal?

    It’s a common refrain when businesses are looking to justify a cut in the travel budget: why spend on physical travel when we can meet with the same people using conferencing technology? At first glance, replacing corporate travel with virtual meetings makes sense. The financial cost evaporates, the stress involved with travel disappears, and the Read More…

  • August 14 2017 How to ensure your business trip isn’t derailed

    Those of us planning on flying in the next few weeks – either domestically or internationally – are probably a little concerned. We’re hearing horror stories left, right and centre about heightened security, hours of delays and missed flights. So how can you ensure that your business trip runs smoothly and how can you adjust Read More…

  • August 3 2017 Ten travel insurance tips for business trips

    Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, most of us know travel insurance is essential. But many people don’t know there are things you can do that will make a big difference for your bottom line, not to mention your wellbeing. Here are my top ten: Consider a multi-trip or annual policy If you’re Read More…

  • July 17 2017 Laptop ban: How business travellers can adapt

    Many international travellers were recently shocked to hear that several airlines had put in place a laptop ban that was enforced by the US and UK governments on certain international flight routes. Some officials announced that any electronic devices larger than a mobile phone would be prohibited on board a flight and would only be Read More…

  • June 9 2017 How to run a successful travel business in multiple countries

    Based in London and Buenos Aires, Plan South America crafts one-of-a-kind adventures to some of the most remote and spectacular corners of South America and Antarctica. Since inception in 2006, Director Harry Hastings has learnt some important lessons operating in multiple countries across cultures and time zones. Live local I lived in Buenos Aires for Read More…

  • June 5 2017 How to disaster-proof your business trip

    When you’re travelling for work, it’s never ideal to get caught out in a situation that makes you late. Whether it’s travel delays, a public transport strike or anything else that comes up, it can be very frustrating having to postpone a meeting or function because of an unforeseen interruption. In fact, it’s probably up Read More…

  • May 8 2017 Five business travel tips to help you maximise your on-the-go and in-the-air productivity

    Getting your ducks in a row when travelling can be the difference between a trip to remember, and a travel nightmare I think it was my high school teacher that told me: if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. That’s stuck with me ever since, so now when I’m travelling I look for as Read More…

  • March 9 2017 What not to pack: The most efficient way to fly

    As someone who travels a fair amount as part of my job, I’m well versed in the art form of packing luggage. The last thing I want is to lug around extra weight that just isn’t necessary, especially when travelling domestically or heading interstate just for the day. And it’s not only for convenience, airline Read More…

  • January 10 2017 How can businesses capitalise on (and avoid the pitfalls of) key travel trends this year?

    Business travel can be the best way for your burgeoning business to network and make the most of opportunities both within and outside of your home market, and it appears that many businesses plan to grow their business through international travel this year. The recently released Amex Global Business Travel Forecast 2017 predicts that global Read More…

  • November 29 2016 Six time management strategies for work trips

    Although business trips may sound exciting at first, often they are so packed with appointments that it can be hard to find time to relax. It’s important to make the most of your time away so here are six time management strategies for work trips: 1. Keep your itinerary on hand If you’ve pre-planned your Read More…

  • November 21 2016 What to do when you’re facing a travel delay

    Whether you’re heading overseas for a family holiday, or interstate on business, a travel delay is an inconvenience at best. In fact, the mere thought of flight delay is enough to make anyone’s blood boil – and understandably! When time is money, the cost of being held up far outweighs the inconvenience. A delay can Read More…

  • August 17 2016 Taxing times: How to take the pain out of making a tax claim on work-related travel

    It’s that time of year again: tax time. When the challenge of filing personal taxes is compounded by the need to sift through work-related travel expenses, it’s no wonder many workers would rather visit the dentist. Knowing how to file business travel expenses can be one of the most confusing areas when submitting expenses to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Read More…

  • September 14 2015 Competition concerns in online travel agency market

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is calling for operators of accommodation businesses to voice their concerns about the online travel agency supermarket. The ACCC has launched a questionnaire in order to re-examine the level of competition in the online travel agency market following concerns over a general lack of competition. The Accommodation Association Read More…