The Joys (and Sorrows) of Travelling Alone


I’ve been traveling for more than 40 years – by thumb in my initial days, by boots in the Scouts, a Lambretta came straightaway and after that my first old banger pursued by fresher old bangers to the Ubud villa rental near the Yoga Barn shorelines of the Costa Brava.

My thumb, boots, bicycles and bangers took me all over Europe and the UK before finding that a sanction trip to Spain on an old ‘Connie’ could get me to the shorelines and bars significantly snappier and enable more opportunity to appreciate the neighborhood travel openings by steed and truck and the incidental transport and train.

‘Go West and Prosper’ appeared to be a smart thought so as opposed to taking a 8 hour flight I took a multi day transoceanic intersection from Tilbury to Montreal on the Stephan Batory of Polish Ocean Lines guaranteeing that stream slack did not inconvenience my travel designs.In order to make the most of your corporate travel budget, it is critical to plan for leveraging your program for all it is worth. Telling travelers to select the lowest logical airfare is just not enough. Here are the elements that should be considered when planning or evaluating your travel program.

A well written and disseminated travel policy is the foundation of any good travel program, and I am consistently amazed that so many corporations have such an outdated and poorly conceived travel policy, if they have one at all. It is not difficult to find a well written policy. One can be found online quite easily. All that remains is that it is edited to reflect corporate culture, and disseminated within the company so that everyone understands and agrees to follow it. For this reason, it is a good idea to have everyone sign a copy of the travel policy to ensure that it is read, understood and owned by all company staff. I suggest that everyone in the company signs a copy of the travel policy, whether they travel or not. They may change positions in the company later and be required to travel. A travel policy need not be long or complex. Some of the best travel policies I have ever seen were only a few pages long.