Business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

We are pleased to congratulate and welcome you in Telefonica as our new Security Administrator. As part of your onboarding, we would like to invite you to participate in our Security Basic Course that will be held on June 05 to 09, 2017 here in our headquarters in Madrid, Spain. This Security Basic Course is part of our Academia de Telefonica, our training program to our employees. This course aims to train our new Security Administrators in a Telefonica way that will also give you the opportunity to meet all the other Telefonica Security Administrators operating around the world. This business trip will be covered under our company’s International Travel policy, this should therefore cover your travel, accommodation and daily allowance. Please feel free to decide through the following options that will work best for you.   Daily allowance: As per our company policy, the daily allowance for business trips located in Spain is €65 (approximately $71/ day) for the following breakdown: Food: €40 Breakfast: €8 Lunch: €12 Dinner: €20 Miscellaneous: €25 that can cover your transportation and other miscellaneous expenses that you might incur per day   Accommodation: Our company has accredited various hotels in Madrid where our company has obtained special rates. Below is the list of top 5 hotels located within 10 miles from our Head Quarters   Hotel Room Rate WiFi included (Y/N) Breakfast included (Y/N) Distance from Head quarters (miles) The Principal Madrid Deluxe $431/ night Y Y 0.5 mi Wellington Hotel Superior Double room single use $385/day N Y 0.60 mi NH Collection Madrid Suecia Premium room $375 Y N 0.5 mi Hotel...

Planning a Business Trip to Madrid, Spain

So, I understand that you want to plan a business trip to Madrid, Spain, but do not have a single thought of how to prepare for it.  Now we are on the same boat.  I hope to travel internationally one day and try to prepare myself for when that day comes.  I have recently just came back from Wisconsin Dells and paid $250 which covered the cabin, food, and gas, and anything else.  Since we went as a group, the money was split evenly per couple.  Now I did not plan much because the trip was just a little get away with some friends and family.  On the day of departing, I decided to bring $300 in cash just in case there were places to explore.  After the week, I came back with a little over $100 because of the store and outlet mall.  Now I have a little knowledge of how to prepare myself for next time.  As we go through this guide, these are my opinions on how to get yourself started.  Here are a few tips and some pointers to help you start planning your trip without the headache. Scheduling flight/hotel – For this I have booked a 5 day (Mon-Fri) trip Use trip advisor to look up flights Trip advisor is a great search engine to look for the cheapest deals. You can choose what airline to fly on, how many stops, and many more. A round trip costs as low as $1310, but may take up to a day to arrive Booking a flight and hotel will save you half the trouble of looking...

Make Travel arrangements for the Business Trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

Today I am planning a trip to Madrid, Spain for a week because I was chosen to go to shadow a company for a week to see how their IT business is running in Spain. The main goal for this trip is just to see if we can look at their policies and see if we can implement them back to our company. My travel options are either from Mitchell Airport MKE directly to Madrid non-stop or with stops. The cheaper option would be driving to Chicago and boarding the plane from the O’Hare International Airport. A round-trip from Chicago to Madrid would cost around $788, on the other hand a round cost to Madrid from Milwaukee would cost $1108. So I’m going to be taking the cheap route because Chicago is not that far from Milwaukee. Here are the five hotels I have listed that I’m going to consider staying: Hotel Orfila, Artiem Madrid, Only YOU Hotel Atocha, Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques, and lastly ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini. Artiem Madrid costs $106/night so that’s a total or $424 for staying those five days. Only YOU Hotel Atocha costs $157/night with a total of $628. Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques costs $312/night with a total of $1248. ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini costs $247/night with a total $988. I will be staying at Hotel Orfila because it has great reviews online and also for that week its only for $286/night with a total of $1144. After staying there, I will be hungry so for meals I will probably head downtown and get some town food so I...

Planning a business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

So, your boss called you and said you are going on a business trip to Spain, superficially MADRID! What an opportunity! You need to make sure you plan accordingly so this once in a lifetime opportunity does not go to waste. In this article, I will help you do JUST THAT, with a little help from a great website called Asana. So, sit back, relax, and follow these steps. To be able to follow along I have included a screen shot of my asana Task list. The first thing you are going to want to do is get your passport as this can take many weeks to receive in the mail. Go here to do that.  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html Next thing is to figure out how you are going to get across that big pond we like to call the Atlantic Ocean. You guessed it, a flight is the fastest most convenient cost effect way. One of my favorite websites to find cheap flights is skyscanner.com. There are so many searching options including (cheapest month) where the website finds you the absolute cheapest flight possible. This works well for if time is of no importance to you. But for this business trip it is so we can’t use that option. But this will surely still find the best price. In doing a simple search you will see that there are no direct flights from Milwaukee to Spain. But there are plenty of options from ORD. The cheapest flight to Spain is $194 which is a deal in the airline industry! This is our cheapest option. $785 dollars for a round trip...

Planning a Business Trip from Milwaukee to San Francisco

Making a business trip to another city is a more exciting part of any job, it’s nice to get a new sense of scenery and new experiences.  Planning a trip should be done carefully however to make sure it’s both economical and as efficient as possible.  Planning something properly can save you a lot of time than trying to figure out what you are going to do when you get there on the fly.  Having a solid plan also will make sure you stay on budget in case you are only compensated for so much of the trip.  Staying on an expected spending limit saves you and the company money in this case.  Follow this example of a trip to San Francisco to give you some insight on what needs to be done when planning these trips. Learn about our business need and purpose We need to know exactly what we must get done, also find out if it’s all necessary as we need to know how many resources we can allocate to the trip.  In this example, we must visit the city and stop at four locations to assist with network maintenance.  We know we must get at least the bare minimum done of organizing the physical network, making sure all network devices are reachable across the office, and testing major equipment.  We know organizing the physical network will take about two hours, we know each office only has a few network printers to test, and we know systems connect to network drives in the office.  We can estimate we need to make four stops at roughly three...