Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Travel Lessons

Lesson One: when you are attending a private training course or seminar organized by another company in another country, get an explicit, written confirmation that the event is pushing through before buying the tickets and reserving the hotel room... so that if they cancel at the last minute, they are obligated to reimburse you for the cancelation fees.

Lesson Two: it's worth taking the time and effort to find the best possible travel package deal because the price differences (especially after you convert US$ to PhP) can be quite substantial. Some packages seem more expensive, but it might be that they have additional items included, like complimentary breakfasts and airport transfers.

Lesson Three: A travel agent with a great attitude makes the hassle of canceling a trip much more bearable. Find one and stick to them for all your travel needs.