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Jeffrey Olinghouse

Chicago, Illinois Travel Agent

Corporate and Executive Travel

As with my leisure travel planning, I offer concierge level service, including 24/7 support. Plus, as a partner of Protravel International, which ranks among of the world’s largest travel agencies, I have access to some of the greatest discounts in the industry. With last-room availabilities and negotiated rates, everything is at my fingertips to make your travels a tailor-made experience for you, your business, and your family. We also offer the best negotiated rates, air contracts and group space. 

My corporate clients span many business sectors, from cosmetics and oil to insurance, legal and financial industries. What they all appreciate is my ability to help them plan their trips strategically and creatively and to get the best airfares, upgrades and routes. I even track unused air tickets due to last minute changes in plans so their value isn’t lost. Plus, I support the Concur online booking tool for those who wish to use it.  

Having done more than my fair share of business travel, when requested, I also am happy to coach my clients and share tips for making business trips more efficient and stress free. For example, I advise everyone to keep their devices charged, using wait times at a coffee shop or the airport gate to charge up, and to consider bringing extra batteries or back-up power to prevent running out of power and being cut off from a home office or unable to send and receive important calls and emails. Another great way to reduce stress on the road is to work ahead as much as possible before a trip—communicate with clients, make phone calls, knock out any major proposals--so you won’t have to deal with tight deadlines or emergencies while on the road. And of course, be organized and set aside some time every day to relax and take in the culture. While it’s important to meet your business goals, you’ll probably be more successful and efficient if you maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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