5 Travel Hacks as a Deloitte Consultant

Management Consulted

Consulting is known for its business travel – so much, in fact, that it’s hard to describe your work in the industry without mentioning the constant flights and hotel nights. The post 5 Travel Hacks as a Deloitte Consultant appeared first on Management Consulted.

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What Business Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs: Stealthy Luxury

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

We’ve already established that airlines, hotels and the like really want people like me to expense our way through their wares. So let’s talk about what paying business travelers like me really want. I can request a National reservation from any admin or travel department yet roll in a real car. These aren’t cheap and it’s just about impossible to finagle one from a wary travel agent, but if the client lets me book my own reservation online I always go this route.

How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Harvard Business

Marriott recently teamed up with Amazon to offer a hospitality version of the e-commerce giant’s Echo devices in select hotel rooms. Travelers with an Alexa device at home can book a car rental or hotel through Expedia and Kayak. On many fronts, artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers and apps seem poised to become the world’s virtual travel agents. Both would like to supplant the online travel agencies as the go-to intermediary for travel.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: An Open Letter to Disgruntled Hotel.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

An Open Letter to Disgruntled Hotel Staff. Dear hotel staff, Do you know who I am? I am the reason your hotel can afford to offer a Starbucks, a restaurant, and a full-service bar. Customers like him regularly toss around hourly-wage-sized tips (and more) to the staff at your hotel, but only if youre not a prick too. Anyone with top elite status spent more than your annual salary at the hotel chain you work for, so that one guy represents your job. Hotels. (8).

Starwood Hotel and Resorts takes Aim at Business Travelers with SPG Pro

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One of the perks (or drawbacks depending on your perspective) of being a reporter is traveling on assignments. I''ve been sent to conferences in Cologne, Germany; New Orleans; Las Vegas, and Minneapolis among other cities in my career. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog. Customer Loyalty homepage

How to Stay in Premium Hotels Without Blowing Your Expense Account

Harvard Business

Booking a hotel for business travel poses a quandary for many of us. The key is to remember that hotels – as well as most companies – offer what I call “backdoor” discounts. The critical missing information is the hotel name.

Announcing “Mish Moments” – Travel Photography Website

MishTalk

I am launching a new website, this one centered around travel photography. It was a pretty grueling schedule, because we stayed in a different hotel 11 times in the first 12 days. My economic blog will not go away.

Self assurance checklist for the anxious traveler

Seth Godin Blog

Travel has always meant possibility and change, and for some people, that means anxiety. There are people who will tell you to just get over it and enjoy travelling, but for some people, the real benefit happens if they can eliminate the things that trigger the biggest issues.

The Art of Choosing a Hotel (Consultant’s edition)

Killer Consultant

I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Business travel arguably is an art of its own. When it comes to choosing the hotel at your destination, given that you _have_ a choice (don’t underestimate how remote a client site can be…), it makes sense to choose not only by stars, price or name. Staying with hotels of big chains has the advantage that you can count on a certain standard for each hotel you get to.

The Art of Choosing a Hotel (Consultant’s edition)

Killer Consultant

I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Business travel arguably is an art of its own. When it comes to choosing the hotel at your destination, given that you _have_ a choice (don’t underestimate how remote a client site can be…), it makes sense to choose not only by stars, price or name. Staying with hotels of big chains has the advantage that you can count on a certain standard for each hotel you get to.

Firm Credit Card Use Changes In 2019

Management Consulted

It used to be that a consultant could wrack up thousands of reward points a year on airline tickets alone, not to mention hotels, ground transportation, and food. consulting news consulting travel management consultingConsulting firm credit card use is changing. Credit card reward points are … Continue Reading. The post Firm Credit Card Use Changes In 2019 appeared first on Management Consulted.

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The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

As we move from one hotel chain to another and order the same Starbucks drink in London that we do in Shanghai or Tokyo, it can feel like just another business trip as opposed to a personally meaningful cross-cultural adventure. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence.

Traveling for Work? You’re a Prime Target for Hackers

Harvard Business

As if the stresses and headaches of business travel weren’t enough, there’s one more thing to worry about while traveling in unfamiliar places: the security of your email. Each time a traveling executive opens spymail, they reveal a wealth of private information — their current location, the time of day they read their email, the hotel at which they are staying. Establish executive travel email protocol.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Good travel or bad travel?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Good travel or bad travel? The difference between a good consulting trip and a bad one can be subtle, so Ive put together a brief guide to help differentiate: Car service arrives early with silver cadillac, leather interior, uniformed driver who carries my bags to the car - good travel. Car "service" arrives 30 minutes before flight, driver is drunk, there is no back seat - bad travel. Your suitcase, however, never appears - bad travel. travel? Hotels. (8).

Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

Checking into a hotel for a conference several years ago, I asked the receptionist where I could get some dinner. There was no restaurant in the hotel, I was told; my only options were ordering delivery from a fast-casual chain or a pizza joint. I went with the pizza, but my lack of choices was annoying — so much so that, when I got home, I started looking into the data on health and travel for work. Eric Raptosh Photography/Getty Images.

Case Study: Should a Hotel Giant Eliminate Some Brands and Refocus?

Harvard Business

As the longtime CEO of Otto Hotels & Resorts, now the second-largest lodging company in the world, he’d packed for hundreds of work trips before, but suits were his go-to. Otto had just finished a $9 billion acquisition of Beekman Hotels, which meant it now had nearly 4,800 hotels and just over a million rooms in 100 countries. “We need a brand architecture that isn’t confusing to customers, hotel owners, or even our own employees,” said Anita.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Who Here Travels?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Who Here Travels? And just how knowledgeable are you about this TRAVEL??? Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Hmmmm? Check this out: [link] and then leave us your score and your firm in the comment section. This is officially a contest, people. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 11:10 AM. Labels: Randomness. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants.

Manufactured Spend and Other Stupid Games, or, "I’ve Got A Real Job"

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Constant business travelers like me spend lots of time studying the nuances of “loyalty” programs. We make sure we maximize our airline and hotel status, we have a wallet full of credit cards, and we pick our travel providers accordingly.

What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

But if the new parent’s return involves business travel, and that parent has chosen to nurse, it’s even more complicated. While it’s common for new parents to feel stressed about juggling life at work and home, for a pumping, traveling parent the stress can be heightened. “I went about looking for how to pump and travel,” she told me. Become a Travel-Logistics Master. Call your hotel in advance and ask about refrigeration options.

Bed and Breakfasts: Creative Accommodations On the Road or Nightmare on Elm Street?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I stay at big chain hotels too often. But I’ve had a couple of co-workers choose a different route when they travel, and I’m curious what you all think of it. Some even soak their per-diem, banking the extra hundreds rather than handing it over to the hotel. Hotels

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: One Last Hurrah for Her

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Its much easier to pick up a real estate agent at the hotel bar than try to convince the much-hounded hotties of IT they should bed down with you! Instead, we all settled on the back tables at the hotel bar, watching baseball before we kicked off our new project. We had a fantastic night on the town before cabbing back to the hotel. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 8, 2013. One Last Hurrah for Her.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Optimization of Leveraging

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

conduct carries from using the expense policy, to accumulating hotel. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, December 18, 2012. The Optimization of Leveraging. Courtesy of Alert Guest Blogger David Tang: Consultants. Were always optimizing, always leveraging -- always in the pursuit of. minimizing our workload while maximizing our lifestyle. This mode of. points, to creating our client deliverables.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

TSA PreCheck should be the best thing ever to traveling consultants like me. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, May 6, 2013. TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not? After all, it effectively rolls back security to pre-9/11 levels! But its been worthless in practice, since you never know if, when, and where youll get the nod. See, the problem isnt with the idea of PreCheck - that frequent fliers should be allowed easier access through security.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: How NOT to Start a Meeting

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

A colleague of mine was traveling to Boston, MA with his boss to meet up with a legal representative from one of the fortune 500 companies who was interested in his reverse legal auction consulting services. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, April 21, 2013. How NOT to Start a Meeting. Many thanks to alert consultant Maria for contributing the following blog post.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: When You're Too Platinum with the.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

When Youre Too Platinum with the Hotel. Like you, I have Platinum Status with just about ever hotel, airline, rental car agency, and liquor store in the Continental United States. Now, let me tell you a tale of a crazy consultant who officially reached "Too Platinum status with the Intercontinental Hotel Group. It all began at the hotel reception desk one rainy Monday evening in Connecticut. Zineb ( Nice Moroccan hotel receptionist ): Welcome back Crazy Consultant!!

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. See More Videos > See More Videos > All loyalty programs are vulnerable to a blockchain revolution, but the travel industry is perhaps the most at risk. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections. Marketing Technology Travel Digital Article

How an Airplane Laptop Ban Would Expose Company Data to Espionage

Harvard Business

Millions of global travelers are anxiously awaiting the answer to this question. Aside from another terrorist group disrupting world-wide travel operations at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars , the other big winners from an increased ban could be foreign intelligence services. million people, earning an average salary of $152,868, traveled to Europe on business in 2015. Much of this theft occurs while American business travelers are operating overseas.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Great Moments in Consulting

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I pick it up from the hotel valet in the morning, and the valet asks me, ".hey, I tried to crank some major urban music on my way out of the hotel driveway, but I could only find CNBC on the satellite radio. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Great Moments in Consulting.the only car left was one of those new Cadillacs that looks like it was made out of folded paper (hint - it was). Same price as the yugo.

It’s High Time Airlines Got Personal

BCG

Thanks to digital innovators such as Amazon and Netflix—not to mention travel industry disruptors such as Uber and Air-bnb—consumers’ expectations are on the rise. If other companies can offer a customized experience, why can’t a hotel or an airline? Article Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Best Places to Stay 2007

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Where business is, consultants will travel accordingly. And travel. And travel. Lots of travel means lots of business, and so far, 2007 is no exception. HotelsWell well well.as if each and every one of us couldn't have single-handedly crafted this article ourselves. That said.it's s kind of nice to know if my opinion is WAY OFF as compared to everyone else.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What is a "3-4-5 Consultant"?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Put plainly, "3-4-5" means that, for each week youre working: Youll spend 3 nights at hotels. Labels: Consultantese , Gotta Love the Client Site , Hotels , The joys of being a new consultant. Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 22, 2013.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Word up!

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Dear Travel God, Hi. And you know me, Travel God. You’re the best, Travel God! Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, May 14, 2009. Word up! It’s me. Listen, I know we haven’t been on the best of terms lately, especially given Monday’s flight cancellation and subsequent 4 hour delay in Dallas, as well as last week’s hellish commute to Sayre, PA (why, again, did you allow people to live so far away?).

How Service Companies Can Earn Customer Trust and Keep It

Harvard Business

One such decision should concern circumstances under which customers are forcibly expelled from the premises, whether an airplane cabin, a hotel lobby, or a sports venue. Customer service Operations management Branding Hospitality Travel Digital ArticleBeing perceived as unreliable or unfair is a sure way for a service company to lose the trust of its customers.

Recruiting versus reality

Tom Spencer

You’ll get to travel”. Though it’s highly likely you’ll travel domestically during your consulting career, it’s less likely you’ll have much control over where you travel (see above) or that you’ll travel internationally.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What In The World Is A Deliverable?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. What In The World Is A Deliverable? If there is one constant in consulting it is the production of deliverables. But what the heck is a "deliverable" anyway?

What I’ve Learned On Making A Marriage Work for 51 Years

Alan Weiss

We argue about stupid things (where the remote control was left and who left it there) but not major things (politics, the arts, travel). She is always finding things I left behind in the hotel room as we’re leaving. What I’ve Learned On Making A Marriage Work for 51 Years.

The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSA's PRISM Leak?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Hotels. (8). Hotels. (8). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, June 17, 2013. The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSAs PRISM Leak? That Crappy PowerPoint. So the NSA has spent millions to build a secret network to spy on users of the biggest Internet portals.