2018 April

A Few Tips for Managing Business Travel

Managing business travel should not be that hard on anyone, and it can be much easier if a company has an actual travel policy for these things. So, the company will take major steps that make it much easier for all to get the results they want, such companies will use their policies to keep travel simple for everyone. There are many companies who do not have any policies at all, and it becomes hard for them to have a change to what they are doing because it all seems like a waste of money. That is why every company should create few policies, each of these tips will make managing travel a little bit easier.

The travel tips are not universal, but they will work well when people are following them and making plans for their future travel based on them as opposed to doing something that is unorganized.

The Plans Need to Be Simple

Managing travel is hard if the company has policies that are too hard to follow. Making the policies simple is something that makes life easy for everyone, and it is essential for people to know that they have only a few rules to follow. There are many things they can take care of just by making sure that they have taken a few steps, and they will avoid problems with their bosses when they are traveling.

Travel plans that are simple can also be easy to pack for. The traveler gets used to packing certain items for each trip, and they can pack the same bag every time. This makes it easy for them to get ready.

The Rules Have to Line Up Corporate Partners

The corporate partners of the company will be much better to work with when they have services that line up with what the company wants to do. The company can make plans that line up with the people at their partners, and someone who wants to make changes to their policies works out a new deal with their partners as well. Corporate partners are great because they make everything easier, and they offer discounts that will make the whole process easier for everyone.

Travel partners mean that all travelers can go to the same destinations, and they can have the same “basics” in every new city. Their itinerary comes together really fast, and they do not have any problems finding things to do, like fitness, shopping, repairing services etc., in a new city.

The Travel Dates

There need to be blacked out dates that people cannot use when they are trying to make plans, and that is so the company can keep people in when they need to be in. It is much easier to plan travel when everyone knows that they cannot make plans on certain dates, and that is something that people need to think hard about because it is how they will make a calendar for the company that makes the most sense.
Special travel dates make offer the company to work more efficient, and they help people know when they will be able to stay home.

All these travel tips will make things easier, and will maybe help companies when they are looking at ways to make changes to their own policies. They can make one calendar for the year, and they can follow that calendar all year without any problem at all, they can make a list with all corporate partners and develop a travel plan which enables all employees to travel in line with the company’s travel policy.

By igu on April 17, 2018 | Business Travel

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GEOMORPHOLOGIST (IAG/AIG)

IAG/AIG is an international association of specialists in landforms origin, their classification, development and history. It was established in 1989 in Frankfurt, Germany during the second international conference. Its core mission is to network with international and regional groups, hold conferences and share new insights in geomorphologies.

63 countries are members of IAG through their national executive councils. IAG has a constitution which was ratified in Tokyo, Japan in 2001. It outlined the name, objectives, membership, affiliations and activities of the organization.
The executive members are elected and include the president, three vice presidents, secretary, treasurer and a publications officer. The elected members are to be drawn from different countries and will serve a term not exceeding four years.

IAG has several working groups that work independently. An example is the Dendrogeomorphology whose main activity is devising ways to standardize the collection of specific geological processes over a period of time and a uniform way of analyzing them.

IAG EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

There is an upcoming IAG conference to be held in New Delhi, India from 6 – 11th of November. India will show case its mountains, delta, plains, wetlands and plateaus which boast of before and after the conference. Members, institutions, corporate and companies have been requested to sponsor or enroll in the event to make it a reality.

A total of 40 technical sessions will be carried out in the conference whose theme will be “Geomorphology and Society.” The IAG holds workshops periodically. The latest workshop involved geomorphologists under the age of 35 years titled “Martian Gullies and Their Earth Analogues” in June, 2016. Several award schemes are available for those geomorphologists who have shown exemplary results in their area of expertise.

IAG has several publications and newsletters. An example of these publications is: Piotr Migon, Heather, A. Viles (Eds): Sandstone geomorphology – landscape formation, Field mapping, research methods, volume 59, 2015.

By igu on April 11, 2018 | Geographical Organizations

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF GEOGRAPHY (FIG)

The international festival of geography is held every year to showcase new innovations and how they impart on our daily activities. During these festivities, geographers globally are invited to take part in its realization. The latest festival was held Saint-Dié-des-Voges; Belgium in 2016. The theme of the festival was “A world that goes faster.”

Among other issues, speed in journalism was debated. The advent of immediate reporting of news was on the table. Questions were put forward as to the need to inform the public on news that are not substantiated and the need to be the first to report. The older form of reporting has been drastically changed.

According to Jochen Gerner of the illustrator press, journalists report news without ascertaining their authenticity. This has led to people not believing in news any more. Eric Fottorino of the World Today Newspaper, editor the one, refers to it as the “Dictatorship of the moment” where reporters are forced to report on news first and check legitimacy later or risk losing their jobs.

OTHER EVENTS AND AWARDS

During the event, Jules Ferry’s students and Zokatos’ artists showcased their contribution by painting the sidewalks which guided the participants to various places in the FIG. The place of geography study was discussed and proposals were put forward to make geography fun to teach.

Students had to be more involved in critical thinking. For example, they had to ask themselves on the origin of food, how they are produced and transported. It was also recommended that students should regularly hold seminars, just to learn differently.

FGI has several competitive prizes that are awarded to participants. Competitors are required to submit geographic issues that address all topics and should have innovative presentation. Participation is free and participants can contact FGI through concours.geovisualisation@gmail.com.

By igu on April 5, 2018 | Geographical Organizations