Annual Trip Travel Insurance Can Benefit You in Many Ways

If you like to make annual trips and vacations every year, then you probably know the importance of having good annual trip travel insurance.  You probably already know that this type of insurance will cover every last trip you make annually.  But do you know, exactly, what all it can cover?

For starters, annual trip travel insurance can cover medical emergencies and healthcare problems that you may experience on your trips.  If you’re involved in any plane crashes, bus accidents, etc., then your medical expenses will be paid for.  If the worst happens, then good insurance will also cover accidental deaths. 

Some annual trip travel insurance policies may offer coverage for sports related accidents and others might not. If you plan on doing anything extreme, such as skiing, scuba diving, bungee jumping, etc., then make sure you get a plan that will cover any injures that occur from activities such as those. 

Costly inconveniences, such as flight cancellations, lost luggage and money, interruptions, etc., can also be covered with good annual trip travel insurance.  Any problems that may arise during any of your upcoming trips can be covered and taken care of.  If you have a bad habit of losing things, or often experience bad luck, then you definitely need to make sure your annual trip coverage will pay for these expenses for you.

The cost of annual trip travel insurance plans vary, yet any that you choose will save you a lot of money in the long run by not having to buy single trip plans over and over again.

Why Your Business Needs Corporate Travel Management

Are you a manager or business owner constantly finding yourself sending employees and sales people to conventions, networking events, and seminars all around the country? You are probably finding the process a bit stressful and have already tried different techniques to make things easier. If you have not made much progress in streamlining your corporate travel, it’s understandable. After all, organizing corporate travel can be a challenging task regardless of the size of your corporation. That’s why you should contract a corporate travel management firm. An established firm has the experience and expertise that will make your business travel organization a walk in the park. You would be surprised at how much time and money you can save on your corporate travel operations by allowing a professional to tweak, track, and trim a few things here and there.

If you have been organizing your corporate travel in house, it’s time to allocate your time more effectively and outsource your travel management to a firm. Did you know that you could be saving money on corporate travel expenses in more ways than one? Whether your employees are attending seminars in the US or traveling abroad to expand international markets, you will be able to benefit from the services of a corporate travel manager. From discounts on airline travel and hotels to important expense accounting tricks, a travel management firm has that special sauce that helps your company save.

One of the most attractive advantages to working with a corporate travel management firm is the savings on airfare. If you decide to partner with a large firm who purchases airline tickets in bulk you will easily pay for the management fees using the savings you realize on airfares alone. By working with a travel management service you increase your buying power by orders of magnitude and keep more cash in your expense account. Another way business travel firms can save money for your firm is by connecting your employees ahead of time with several discounted hotels so you don’t just save money on hotel costs, but your employees save time researching hotels. And, as we all know, time is money.

Another excellent benefit of travel management that should not be understated is the tax and corporate accounting advice that is included. A good travel management company will have a unique way of recording and combining travel expenses that allows you to deduct more taxable expenses from your corporate income taxes. If you have not considered, recorded and tracked every single transaction that is accounted for during a corporate voyage (which includes food, drinks, an entertainment expenses) then your company is paying too much in taxes. The key is to write off everything related to every business travel. This is a smart and perfectly legal method that can save your company even more money. You might be thinking about the absolute nightmare of tracking every employee travel expense, but don’t worry, your travel manager will have that figured out too.

Corporate travel management firms these days are incredibly savvy when it comes to technology. Many firms offer a free app that allows each employee to track every single expense as they go about their day on any given trip. The data is uploaded to the app server in real time allowing you to track expenses, compare to other employees and generally keep an eye on which expenses are being billed to the corporate account and why. If you prefer not to see or deal with this information, you can simply request a status report at the end of each month or after each trip and the firm will deliver a summary of all expenses to your smartphone or laptop.

Corporate travel management is crucial for any corporation whether big or small. Keeping track of expenses, obtaining cheap airfares and hotel stays as well as keeping the expense accounting up to par is not a luxury, it is critical for staying competitive and running an efficient business. Most travel management firms will charge a reasonable fee that will pay for itself with a portion of the savings realized. Besides, what is the dollar value that you place on your own time and that of your employees? Any wise business owner or corporate manager knows that time is money.

Snooker Cue Tips, The Bit on the End of the Cue

Snooker cue tips come in many different guises, depending on the type of cue you have, from a simple plastic tip for the really cheap cues that come with the cheap folding tables to the screw in tips that are so convenient that are the next step up in tip design, to the glue on tips that the pros use but are a pain to replace. The plastic tipped cues are just toys and are definitely not for the serious player and are near impossible to get chalk on for playing the game properly. The screw in tips are very much better and can be chalked just like a regular cue and have the added benefit of being very easy to replace. Just make sure the tip is securely screwed in place before you take a shot, or the results could be embarrassing!

The best snooker cue tips though are the glue on ones that the pros use. They are made from animal hide from leather to elk hide depending on the manufacturer. These are the best and choose the type you are most comfortable with. Both these types of tip hold the chalk well and give good control for the side and backspin shots.

A more recent development in the snooker tip world is layered tips, typically made from pigskin and as the name suggests the tip is made up of layers of pigskin. One of the advertised benefits is that you can choose the hardness level of the tips from soft to hard and they are supposed to last longer and be more consistent in their response when striking the cue ball. I haven’t tried them myself but they could be worth a go.

The drawback to glue on tips is replacing them, it is a bit of a chore, but quite simple;  you just need a Stanley knife and a tip shaping file or some sandpaper. Basically, cut off the old tip with the Stanley knife back to the ferrule and then rough up the top of the shaft with some sandpaper to give a good surface for the glue. Then use some superglue gel which is best, and apply the glue to the top of the shaft, spread it out to cover all the surface and then place the cue tip onto the top of the shaft. The tip should overhang the cue by a mm or so all the way round. You can then use the knife to trim the tip to the same diameter of the cue (or leave it, depending on your preference) and finish off to a good shape with the sandpaper. Leave for 10 minutes for the glue to cure and you are ready to go. Ronnie O’Sullivan famously changed his tip several times in the same day when playing a tournament, as he was unhappy with his play, so the tip was blamed for his poor performance and he lost.