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18
Apr

How to Better Manage Your Travel Phone Costs & Traveling With Multiple Colleagues

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #10:

Do not make international calls on your smartphone while traveling abroad without first looking into less expensive options. Before you travel internationally, be mindful of how much international calls will cost you or your employer. Instead, bring along a spare unlocked GSM phone with you when you travel. Then, simply purchase a local SIM card when you arrive at your destination. Now, you can use this phone to make local calls and you can receive calls and texts free (outside of the United States). Forwarding your work phone number to this new number will also allow you to cost-effectively conduct business calls while traveling abroad. Ask your business associates and clients to send you text messages instead as much as possible because less minutes are used and it will save you money in the long run.

Skype is also another great way to save money on international calls, although you will need to have internet access and a computer (or tablet), which may not always be readily available. Skype has varying packages depending on what you will need to do. The free account lets you call (from a computer) anyone with another Skype account, as well as allows you to conduct one-on-one video calls, instant messaging, and screen sharing.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s Smart Phone/Tablet App is called TripIt. This app is best used when you find yourself traveling with multiple parties or if you are meeting people after reaching your travel destination. This app allows for collaborating travel plans; arranging transportation and/or dinner, and much more between you and the other parties. You simply forward your itinerary to the app and the app then shares it with whoever you wish. Customization is available with maps, directions, and weather. There is a basic version which is free and a business version costing $29/year for up to ten users. This app is compatible with iPhone, Android and Blackberry. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.tripit.com/uhp/mobile.


This week will be our last post on these topics (for now), but we hope that you have enjoyed the saga and have learned about some great apps and travel tips in the process.

12
Apr

Traveling Minimally & Editing Documents on the Move

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #9:

Pack Smart. For all the business gals out there, this tip will be especially helpful for you, but don’t worry guys; we have some tips for you too. Ladies, do not travel while wearing high heels and don’t pack them either. Bring some nice sensible flats that are business chic too so you make a lasting impression without slowing down the group or falling on your face. Only pack a maximum of three pairs of shoes for your entire trip and rotate daily. Pack only what can be used in many ways and dress them up with accessories like scarves, belts, or tights.

Gentlemen, pack only one suit and bring a few different shirts, ties, and socks to make it different each day. If you will be playing golf, then bring one extra pair of pants or shorts and a couple of polo shirts. Keep your packing to a minimum, as possible, so you can keep your bags light and you won’t need to worry about what to wear either.

Smartphone App of the Week

The app for this week is called Documents to Go and is available on iTunes. This app will let you view and edit documents from iWork, Microsoft Office and other types from your smartphone and/or tablet. This app has a free and premium version and is available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry. Now, you don’t have to wait to work on presentations or pull out bulky laptops you have the convenience right at your finger-tips. To download the app for iPhones/iPads, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-to-go-office-suite/id317117961?mt=8; to download the app for Android, visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo&hl=en; to download the app for Blackberry, visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo&hl=en.

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