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Better Business Travel - PA Masterclass

Classroom based course with study materials and reference tools included.

Pitman Training Essex and Suffolk


£399 inc VAT
Study method
1 day · Part-time or full-time
No formal qualification
  • Course Completion Certificate - Free
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End date: 21/05/2024

Additional info: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments provided.

4 Bloomsbury Square
Central London
United Kingdom


This one-day workshop is designed to elevate your skills in booking global business travel arrangements!

As personal assistants, your role in managing and coordinating business travel is pivotal to the smooth running of your organisation's operations.

This workshop aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate components of global business travel planning, from understanding corporate travel policies to selecting the right service providers and effectively managing travel documents.

We will also focus on developing strategies to handle unforeseen changes and emergencies efficiently.

Through a series of interactive sessions, hands-on activities, and enlightening discussions, our objective is to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills that will enhance your proficiency, improve your confidence, and elevate the quality of service you provide in your crucial role.


This seminar is designed for PAs and Executive Assistants with responsibility for booking business travel for executives and high profile individuals.

During the day we'll explore a range of topics designed to help you create effective travel plans that accommodate demanding diaries and busy schedules.

Understanding the Role of Personal Assistants in Business Travel
• Discussion on the importance and impact of efficiently managing business travel
• Breakdown of responsibilities: From booking to coordinating travel plans
• How effective travel management supports business objectives

Understanding Business Travel Requirements and Preferences
• Identifying corporate travel policies
• Recognizing individual traveler preferences
• Applying knowledge to real-world examples

Choosing the Right Travel Services
• Review of popular travel service providers: Airlines, hotels, transport services
• Understanding the benefits of travel packages and corporate deals
• Comparing and contrasting service providers

Best Practices for Booking Flights
• Understanding fare classes and airline alliances
• Factors to consider when choosing flight schedules
• Mock flight booking exercise

Best Practices for Booking Accommodation
• Hotel ratings, facilities, and services
• Location importance and security considerations
• Mock hotel booking exercise

Understanding and Managing Travel Documents and Visa Processes
• Overview of passport, visa, and other travel document requirements by region/country
• Steps to expedite visa application processes
• Addressing common travel document challenges

Dealing with Unforeseen Circumstances and Emergencies
• Risk assessment and contingency planning
• Importance of travel insurance
• Handling last-minute changes and emergencies

Who is this course for?

This seminar is designed for PAs and Executive Assistants with responsibility for booking business travel for executives and high profile individuals.


Delegates will benefit from having had some experience making business travel bookings on behalf of their organisation.

Career path

This programme forms part of our Continued Professional Development range of activities for Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants looking to maximise their value.

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