Sylwia Majtczak – Where to Go Next

Most travelers have a favorite destination they like to return to when they can, but it can also be exciting to visit a new location. Researching and planning a vacation takes a lot of time and work, but with preparation a trip to a new destination can be more exciting than a trip to a favorite vacation spot. Sylwia Majtczak, a corporate travel consultant at Altour, loves to travel to new destinations and learn about other cultures. Some great vacation spots are:

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  • San Francisco, California, United States. San Francisco offers great views of the ocean, impressive historic scenery, and exceptional dining.
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. This small village in the southern Alps is in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Like all of Italy it is steeped in hundreds of years of history, and this town offers beautiful views and great skiing in winter.
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Anchorage has a wealth of museums and historical sites.
  • London, United Kingdom. Although London is a well-known vacation spot, the city offers a lot more than many visitors encounter. Along with the standard attractions, London has great shopping, many parks to visit, and
  • Krakow, Poland. Krakow has castles, historical sites, and beautiful churches, as well as a free walking tour of the city.

When planning any trip, it is important to consider the culture of your destination and prepare accordingly. Sylwia Majtczak enjoys studying the cultures in various destinations and uses that knowledge to advise her clients when they are visiting a new location.

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Sylwia Majtczak – Agent or Consultant

When most consumers think of using a professional to book travel, they use the term travel agent. In the travel industry, however, there are different roles and different client types handled by travel agents as opposed to travel consultants. The distinctions may seem slight to a consumer, but Sylwia Majtczak is proud to be a corporate travel consultant rather than a corporate travel agent.

Sylwia Majtczak
Sylwia Majtczak

The main difference between a travel agent and a travel consultant is in the type of representation they provide. An agent will listen to a client’s preferences for a trip and then locate airline tickets and hotels to meet those needs, as well as recommending restaurants and attractions. A consultant can and will do all of that for a client, but also looks at the planning of the trip as a whole. Where an agent might recommend a different hotel than the client initially requested because it has better access to a business venue, a consultant might recommend a different business venue because there are better hotel options nearby and have a secondary recommendation in case the venue cannot be changed.

Travel agents are valuable professionals in the industry and help a lot of travelers plan great trips every year. Nonetheless, Sylwia Majtczak knows the real difference between her job and that of a travel agent is in the level of trust placed in her by her clients. As a result, she works hard to ensure every client is comfortable with a trip before, during, and after their travel so her clients will know their trust is well placed.

Sylwia Majtczak – Challenges of Travel Planning

When first planning a trip, most corporate travelers know what they need to accomplish while they are at their destination. Many, however, do not think of the broad range of needs that might arise during their time away from their office. Sylwia Majtczak, a corporate travel consultant at Altour, takes pride in considering every aspect of a trip to ensure overall success. Every corporate traveler has different needs, and as a result each trip needs to be tailored to the specific activities expected.

A common need for corporate travelers is space to work where they will not be interrupted. While many travelers use their hotel room for private work space, this is not always ideal. As well, the availability of work space will often depend on the type of business trip. If you are traveling to another office to work with local employees most companies will have space you can use to work in.

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Sylwia Majtczak

However, if you are traveling for formal training or certification it is common for the training space to be rented and unavailable outside of training time. It is important to consider the availability of work space and find other alternatives if the office you are traveling to does not have space set aside for visitors to work.
Finding sufficient space to work is only one of many potential challenges in planning a business trip.

Sylwia Majtczak has worked with corporate travelers for almost 20 years and knows each trip has unique challenges that need to be addressed.