International travel is a timeless experience. Adventurous stories written in books and blogs or beautifully presented in videos and social media encourage us to cross borders and seas. Travelers who value their time, choose to buy prepared packages and we the tourism professionals are here to help them. Particularly if you run a tour operator business you know how important are the international business relationships to facilitate a great service for tourists. This article is specifically about optimizing money transfers across the borders.
How can I see the bigger picture? What sources can I use to gain insight? How to verify the information and improve my critical thinking? These are some questions that I ask myself on a regular basis. Whether it is a fictional world crafted with great storytelling or a real-world phenomenon described in scientific research, I apply triangulation. It's a method to determine a location or in a broader sense – to find an answer to a burning question. Every Tuesday I'm sharing my discoveries.
I'm one of over a billion people that travel. Moreover, I work in the tourism industry and the global spread of the new virus is partly caused by the freedom of movement we have had. COVID-19 pandemic is (according to the history) a once in a century occurrence. Beyond worries of family health and global economic implications, this situation creates another serious layer of complications for all digital nomads, travelers and economic migrants. This article is a summary of practices and tools to help you during this period.
Summer in Italy in 2009 was the beginning of my work as a tour operator representative. For about five months I took care of tourists at the Adriatic coast. Besides working in the field - conducting trips, meeting with customers and agencies - I had a lot of office responsibilities. Without mobile phones and mobile Internet, it wouldn't be possible to do my work and stay in touch with headquarter in Poland.
If an alien civilization scanned planet Earth, the complex network of machines connected with wires and radio waves would probably not impress them. However, assuming they are curious beings, they would notice how tremendous influence those interconnected machines have on the whole human species. Before we make our first contact, let's learn why should you keep your own spot in the marvellous achievement we call the Internet.
Every year, at the end of January thousands nerds around the world will meet to participate in the extraordinary event. Global Game Jam is a truly global gathering focused on game creation. PC games, mobile games, any games. Every gamer, who has ever dreamed to develop their own game, should go to globalgamejam.org.
Once you solidify your business idea, learn about the basics and register LTD in Companies House, it's time to handle the cash flow. From where and how payments for services and products will be coming to you? Where will you keep business funds? How to manage and move them to your private account? This article is just about that.
At the time, when I was setting up my company in 2014, the online form was complex and detailed. The subpages with LTD guides were also, a bit different. As everything on the Internet, the Companies House portal is in constant development. Therefore, following screenshots and guide steps can differ from the most current version. Treat this article is like a road sign and not like a precise navigation.
In my honest opinion, setting a company in the UK is the best choice for freelancers. When in 2014, I started digging into the topic of LTD, I couldn't find high-quality guides, that would help me. Later on, I decided to gather all trustful data and sources in one place. The limited company gave me tremendous possibilities for growth and access to customers around the world. I hope that you will also gain this opportunity for business development.
I've made my tour manager licence in June 2009, at the time when it was still regulated by law. I needed to acquire vast knowledge and pass the three exams: on paper, in front of the committee and in the field. Failed many times on each of them, but finally, I passed. It turned out that the most difficult task was yet to come.